When I started blogging on March 22, 2010, it was with a lot of apprehension. What will I blog about? Who will read my blog? Will anyone comment or follow my blog? I spent more time worrying than writing my first post. The first post itself had a split personality. My blogging mentor helped me shape it into a decent post. Thank you Lia Keyes for mentoring a novice like me to be a decent blogger (I hope my blog buddies think that way).
After my first post I was hooked. I still am. I admit that at times I run out of topics and drive myself up the wall thinking of new topics.
Though I have reduced the posting days from twice a week to once a week and on the first Wednesdays after my IWSG post, I skip the Friday post, restricting my posting to four times a month.
I enjoy my blogging a lot, especially the connections I have made in the last 6 years. And I look forward to visiting my blog buddies’s blogs and catching up with what is happening in their lives.
I have realized that many old-time bloggers are losing interest. Infact, on IWSG days, when I am co-hosting, I find that many bloggers haven’t posted from several months and a few haven’t posted from a year or so.
When I want to visit the bloggers who have either followed me recently or have left a comment on my blog, I find that there is no link to follow them back. I have to google their names to arrive at their blogs. Sometimes, even that doesn’t help.
And when I click the link on many bloggers’s profile pictures I gasp at the number of blogs listed under their names, most of these blogs haven’t seen a post from years.
Then, I have to click, one by one, on all their blogs, to see in which blog they post regularly. I want to tell these bloggers to make it easy for us to follow them. They should link back to the blog where they post regularly.
Let’s not forget the bloggers who still have their word verification on. Blog buddies please make it easy for the rest of us. I wonder how bloggers like Alex Cavanaugh manage to wade through all these problems and visit hundreds of blogs and leave comments.
Do you have any blogging peeves?