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Is Blogging Contagious?

Published August 6, 2010 - 1 Comment

As a blogger, it’s nice to know that you have an audience.  I’ve always said that even if only one person reads the blog, it’s worth it to me.  Obviously I prefer that more people do, because hey… I know that my mother will read it, so there’s my one person!

Even better than people reading, is when people comment on the posts.  As much as it’s all about me (yes.. get over it.. it’s all about me), blogging is really about community.  People come.  People go.  But at the end of the day, their comments make a lasting impression on the blog… and I appreciate every single one of them.  (Well maybe not one of them)

But what I discovered quite by accident is this.  Even better than people commenting, is when people ask me “How do I create a blog?”.  I’ve been asked that question by 3 readers of WaS!  Two of them have since created their own blogs.  One only asked me today, but I’m hoping that she follows through and starts one.

Of course, starting a blog is the easy part.  I’ve used Blogger and WordPress… I much prefer WordPress now, but in the beginning I found Blogger to be better because it was easy.  I’d still suggest to people that WordPress is the way to go, but it’s a personal preference.  The hardest part isn’t creating the blog.. it’s maintaining it.  When a blog is as general as this one, you can write content on absolutely anything you want.  What you lose in focus, you gain in flexibility.  For me, that was the way to dip my foot into the blogging pool.  There are still days that I don’t write anything, whether from a lack of time (unlikely) or a lack of desire (more likely).  Then there are periods of days or sometimes weeks that go by with hardly a blog entry posted.  But I always come back to it.  Always.

If you’re looking for something new to read, here are two blogs inspired (somehow) by WaS.

Feed the Homeless to the Hungry

Catou2010’s Blog