Post #700 (!): A “random” blogging meme

700 POSTS, people! Therefore, it seems an appropriate occasion to answer the blogging-themed questions in this week’s “randomness” meme.

1. When did you start blogging?
I started in August 2006, on a short-lived and now-deleted blog; my first post on this blog was on March 16, 2007.
 2. How often do you blog? How many times per week, per day?
I try to keep to one post a day, but occasionally there might be two, and I’ve been trying to take Sundays off for the last couple of months. It’s a little deceptive, though, since I try to draft most of my posts in advance, and that means I spend a LOT of time writing on some weekends.
 3. How many blogs do you have?
I have one of my own, and I’m a biweekly contributor to another.
 4. How many blogs do you visit daily? What type of blogs do you tend to visit? Do you always leave comments?
I don’t “visit” many blogs unless I’m checking them out for the first time or leaving a comment; I let them come to me via RSS feed in my Google Reader. I have close to 300 feed subscriptions in there, but I don’t necessarily read all of the posts from all of them all the time, and some don’t update as often as others. The majority of blogs I read are either personal or book-related, but others are filed into various categories including news and local info, commentary and issues, pop culture (not including books), and advice (career, money, and life in general).
5. What is it about blogging that you enjoy the most? What is it that you don’t like about blogging?
Some days, I really don’t like the amount of time it takes to be a good blogger – not just the writing, but the reading and keeping up, However, it’s totally worth it because of the parts I do enjoy the most – the avenue for self-expression, the feedback via comments, and especially the relationships and connections I’ve formed with other bloggers. The sense of community is what keeps me going.
6. What do you usually blog about?
I think my title and tagline answer that: “Reading, ‘Riting, and Randomness: It’s not just a title, it’s a mission statement!”

I’d love to know your answers to any or all of these questions, too!

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  1. Kathy (Bermudaonion) – It’s closing in on two years. During my first year, there were quite a few days when I’d double-post; I’ve tried to slow down a bit, but I am most definitely hooked.

  2. That is great that you have been blogging so long. I have only been blogging since June but now that I have discovered it I am hooked! It is amazing how you can make time for something enjoyable.

  3. Shiona – I find that it fills multiple needs; it’s a hobby, it’s an outlet, it’s a means of communication, and it’s a way to meet people. I’m glad you’re enjoying it too!

    Karen H (Scobberlotcher) – Now I hope you’re laughing WITH us :-)! I really enjoy your blog, by the way.

  4. Congratulations on reaching your 700th post!

    It is hard keeping up sometimes, isn’t it? You are much better at blogging regularly than I am. It is so much fun–and addicting. It really is about the community. I don’t think I would have stuck with it so long had I not been surrounded by such a great group of fellow bloggers like you.