Unless I am mistaken almost every blogger can write a post that consists of advice for new bloggers based upon the mistakes they made when they were rookies.
Heck, we can probably do that about virtually anything and everything in our lives. It is part of the beauty of life experience. Once you have it you are granted the wisdom to look back and wonder how you managed to survive and thrive in spite of all the stupid crap you did.
When I look back on my blogging experience I often wonder what would have happened if I hadn’t started in ’04 and had begun now. That is because I started on a whim. I didn’t put any real thought into it. I had heard that there was this thing called a blog and figured that I would try it out.
You can blame that impulse for the lack of imagination in the title I came up with:
Yep, that is is the winner. If you clicked on the link and took time to look around you’ll see that I still maintain it. I don’t do much there anymore, but I make a point to visit and try to dust it off now and again.
The blogosphere wasn’t populated back then by a million posts about how to be successful. We didn’t talk about ebooks, giveaways or sponsorships. We just wrote posts, created blogrolls, shared links and visited our blogging buddies.
It is different now.
When I decided that I wanted to move from Blogger to a self hosted blog I stressed a bit over what to call this place and whether I should come up with some sort of catchy tagline. If you want to know more about why it is important go read my friend Judy’s post.
Go on now, we’ll wait for you.
I really did think of all sorts of crazy taglines and catchy titles. This place came very close to being called The Condom Broke or s0mething similar.
Ultimately it didn’t happen because even though I often identify myself as a dad blogger I am more than just that. So I didn’t want to limit myself or the opportunities that I could see coming from blogging.
So here I am several years later and quite pleased with my decision. I think it worked out and I am seeing good things coming from all this. The community is growing, traffic is increasing and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all this.
And when I look at my stats to see the more popular posts here I see a broad selection of topics included there. I see that as evidence that proves you don’t have to specialize in one particular area.
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- A Letter To The Universe
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