There’s a group of people on Facebook who have made a page to share their thoughts and experiences about blogging. It’s been several good discussions and I was reading reading through the comments last night to see if they had any tips I could put to use. Its usually helpful to network with other people and learn from their experience.
The person posting the most was Linda Bradshaw and she obviously has a lot of experience with blogging. She was posting general topics and thought provoking questions, trying to engage all the group.There seem to be a lot of people using the Blogspot and free WordPress.com blogs now. To think that these didn’t even exists as recently as 10 or 12 years ago makes the huge growth even more remarkable. Ten years ago I didn’t even know what a blog was, and now everyone has one.
One thing that I thought was odd is that she doesn’t want people to post the URL to their blogs on that group. She said that people would make reports to Google. That bothers me quite a bit. I would like to think that people with a common interest would not stoop that low. I guess some people are not happy unless they are making someone else’s life miserable. I know people like that.
It would be interesting to see numbers on how many people have a personal blog and actually keep it up for a long time. I heard that most people lose interest as soon as two months after making a free blog, and that 40% of bloggers stop after only 4 months. I guess that makes the long time bloggers a special breed.