700 POSTS, people! Therefore, it seems an appropriate occasion to answer the blogging-themed questions in this week’s “randomness” meme.
I started in August 2006, on a short-lived and now-deleted blog; my first post on this blog was on March 16, 2007.
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.
I have one of my own, and I’m a biweekly contributor to another.
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).
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.
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!