Blog Hop: Blogging History

It’s been two months since I last participated in the Book Blogger Hop.  Crazy!  This week’s question focuses on blogging…

book blogger hopHow long have you been blogging?

I dipped, just barely, into blogging the year I started college.  One of my high school friends had an idea about all signing up on Xanga, as a way for our social circle to stay in touch.  It was fun, but it was really more like writing open letters to a select group of people–I doubt anyone outside of that circle ever read it.  (But you know what’s crazy?  The friend with the original idea had an internship with Xanga last year!)

I got into more serious blogging through my job, managing a team blog.  That got me started with WordPress, and a better understanding of the blogging community.

Eventually I decided to start my own blog, and I thought the topic I could probably generate the most content for was, of course, reading!  My real passion is for writing fiction, but oddly enough, I don’t find myself blogging all that much about writing.  But since I write books and blog about books, it seems to work out…

I started this blog November 1st, 2010, with a goal of posting at least three times a week–and I’ve never yet missed a day.  Earlier this week, I put up my 600th post! 🙂

13 thoughts on “Blog Hop: Blogging History

  1. Pingback: Blogging History and Present | Lynn E. O'Connacht

  2. Congratulations on 600 posts and on coming up to 3 years of blogging! ❤ And thank you for sharing your blogging back story! Like Lark, I don't always respond to your posts, but they're always interesting to read and I look forward to seeing them appear. ^-^

  3. Aw man, I used to have a Xanga. Haha. I had no idea they still exist!

    I love the blog. 🙂 I know it’s really difficult to keep to scheduled posts, so it really is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations!

    1. Yeah…I didn’t know Xanga was still around either, until my friend randomly announced she had an internship! 🙂

      Thanks for reading, and for your always-thoughtful contributions to the discussion!

  4. Congratulations! 600 posts is fantastic, especially in less than 3 years! One thing I really appreciate about your blog is that I almost always find your posts interesting, even when I don’t respond to them — and even when I haven’t read the book.

  5. dianem57

    Interesting story of how you came to blogging. I’d like to know the “back story” for some of my other favorite bloggers. Some explain with their first post, but some others never do – they just dive in and start. Thanks for sharing your “back story.”

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