Building The Blog

I was asked by a friend in the real world about how I built my blog. He had a number of questions ranging from how did I learn to code, where did I get my ideas for posts and how did I become wealthy enough to pay the faithful 17 readers to keep coming back.

The answers are relatively easy. Blogger, Blogger and Blogger. Ok, that is not totally accurate. I built my blog from the Blogger templates and then tweaked with help from various other bloggers and Mandarin Design.

My posts are developed in a number of different ways. I write about my life, past trips, friends, girlfriends, jobs, experiences etc. I also like to comment on various stories that catch my eye, sometimes they might be about politics, history, science, sports or odd news. I also will comment on the posts of bloggers from around the blogosphere.

As for paying the faithful seventeen the readers developed over time. I went searching for blogs that I found to be of interest and posted comments on them. Some of those people followed my comment back to this blog and decided that they liked it enough to keep coming back.

I admit to being a bit of a blog whore. That is from time to time I’ll gravitate to a particular blog and spend time reading all of the blogs on their blogroll and will comment on them. I do it for a number of reasons.

1) If I am reading their blog I find something about them to be interesting so I am curious to see if the common interests translate into other interesting blogs to read.

2) I like people and think that it my blog is more interesting when it is populated by more people so I am always looking for new readers.

Tonight’s blogging music included but was not limited to these artists:

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door- Bob Dylan
Whiskey Lullaby- Brad Paisley
In My Life- The Beatles
Young Turks- Rod Stewart
Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones
Always on My Mind- Willie Nelson
Gone Away- The Offspring
Boulevard of Broken Dreams- Green Day
My Way- Sinatra
What’s Going On- Marvin Gaye
As Good As I Once Was- Toby Keith
I Want To Break Free- Queen
Babe I’m Gonna Leave You- Led Zeppelin
Mr. Brightside- The Killers
Visions of Paradise- Mick Jagger
Suspicious Minds- Elvis
Boys of Summer- Don Henley
Tunnel of Love- Springsteen
Secret World- Peter Gabriel
Cry- Faith Hill
The Fire Inside- Bob Seger
A Song for You – Ray Charles
Crazy Love- Ray Charles & Van Morrison
If You Could Read My Mind- Gordon Lightfoot
Love Ain’t for Keepin- The Who
Ring of Fire- Johnny Cash
Hard To Handle- Otis Redding
Where The Streets Have No Name-U2
Walk On-U2
Mustang Sally- Wilson Pickett
Hey Jude- Wilson Pickett
The Planets Op. 32 (Mars The Bringer of War)- Gustav Holst

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