Thursday, March 25, 2010

Day 100

If I could still enjoy alcohol, I'd crack open a bottle of champagne this evening. There's something to celebrate. The blog has survived for 100 days! Granted, some days were dull as dishwater, but there were a few interesting events along the way. I gained three new clients. I lost the ability to drink my beloved Martinis. The dogs and I were featured twice in the local media. I even discovered a small handful of people were actually reading these posts every day.

Even though I've been a web developer for many years, I knew virtually nothing about blogging when I started writing back in December. I still don't know much, but I have discovered that reading other people's blogs is just as interesting as writing your own. I wouldn't have discovered nearly as many interesting blogs if it weren't for Entrecard. I don't like to start working in earnest until I've finished my morning coffee. Somehow clicking on Entrecard widgets and drinking my morning Joe seems to go well together. It takes so long for the Entrecard widget to change from "drop" to "thanks" that I can usually read the entire first page of a blog while I'm waiting. I've actually discovered about a dozen blogs that I currently follow this way.

When you look at a lot of blogs in a short amount of time you start to notice things. Most people don't update their blog often enough. If you visit a blog once a day, you'd like to see something new at least once a week. A blog that never changes isn't a blog; it's a website. A lot of people have way too many Javascript tracking thingies and weird awards on their blog too. Take some of these things off folks. If your blog takes twenty minutes to load and crashes your browser in the process, you're not going to come back to visit very often. I find most political blogs boring. Ditto for religious blogs that are too preachy. I do enjoy humor blogs though. Especially those who find humor and irony in their own daily lives.

I wonder if there will be anything humorous on Project Runway tonight? As soon as I publish this post, I'm going to go turn on the TV and find out. See you tomorrow folks for Day 101.

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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on 100 days of writing! I just discovered this site through EC. I'm an automatic fan of anyone who can keep up daily writing for that long. I'm subscribed on RSS and looking forward to visiting every day. Move up one space! :)