Thanks to Margene, I have found myself amongst such luminaries as Wendyknits and Grumperina (ha, ha!)- knit bloggers who have been schleping since 2005 (you’ll probably have to do control+F and type “dyed” to find me – I’m near the bottom!).
The evil genius behind this, Kathryn, asked some questions of those of us who have persevered, so I’m going to do my best to answer them.
* Would you keep your same hosting site?
Well, I moved from blogger to wordpress because the former was doing my head in, so I’d highly recommend people starting with wordpress in the first place!
* Would you post more or less often?
I think I’ve got the right post-frequency for myself, but over-all I’d probably post more frequently and consistently.
* What has been your biggest reward?
Meeting like-minded people (some of whom I may even push into the almost-friend category – steady on!) and, if I can have two, increasing my self-confidence.
* How about your biggest frustration?
It’s a toss-up between technology, not enough hours in the day and the discovery of real nastiness in the universe.
* If you were starting a blog today, what would you do differently?
- Start with WordPress
- not stress about the number of people reading or commenting
- read more blogs first to get a feel of what makes a “good” blog
- have a clean interface
- learn how to take good pictures
- participate in other people’s blogs
- register on technorati straight away
- offer ways to subscribe to the blog, on the blog
- don’t lie/fake your own death
- don’t try and imitate anyone/be jealous of other people because they have more readers.
OK – 9 isn’t for/about me, but it’s a good rule for SOME PEOPLE!!!
So, to conclude, it’s been fun/interesting/educational.