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How Long Have you Been Blogging?

This week’s Poll is a simple one and asks ‘How Long Have you Been Blogging?’

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  1. Hi Darren,

    I started my first blog (http://www.FollowSteph.com) about 7-8 months ago. It’s related to the company I founded and its been pretty successful. In that time frame it’s grown to over 12k unique visitors a month, which isn’t bad considering I post weekly.

    I also started a partnership blog about 2 months ago (http://www.PluggedInGeneration.com). And I’m expecting to start 2 more partnership blogs within the next month or so.

    So far so good.

    Regards,
    Steph

  2. DCS says:

    I have been blogging for six months. I created a weblog just to see if I could do it. I never imagined that a few months later, I would be publishing on two sites simultaneously.

    http://mediabysistrunk.blogspot.com
    http://dcsistrunk.blogspot.com

  3. ~Dawn says:

    Over a year and still going strong… People just keep showing up at my site! hehe.

    Look forward to the next few years of blogging and where blogging will take me.

  4. Ray says:

    My first blog I started Oct. 31 2005

    I have two recent additions
    http://www.dogsofpoker.net/
    Which I started Dec15 2005

    And:
    http://insuranceapropos.com/
    Which I started Jan16 2006

  5. I started what I call a protoblog in 1994! It was a column I did for an ISP called “One Useful Thing and One Cool Thing” that became “That’s Useful This Is Cool” when I struck out on my own. Did that till 1998 and in 1999 started my current main blog The New Homemaker.

  6. Jim Kukral says:

    Since 2001. Built and or participated in 30+ blogs since then.

  7. Ian McKenzie says:

    Coming up on five years in March.

  8. Devin Reams says:

    I had a personal blog three years ago which was merely daily life nonsense. I started BusinessBits in December of last year and just recently closed it and moved back to my own personal site (this time with less nonsense… I think?).

    So, for an audience of more than 5 people, a little over a year now.

  9. Jennine says:

    I started a whole 3 months ago with the one blog and have created another 2 blogs just this month.

  10. Rodney Olsen says:

    Two years last November.

  11. I’ve been blogging for just under two months. I’ve heard a lot of comments about how it takes a long time to get a lot of traffic. I post daily, with targeted content in a sub-niche – the product management angle on software development projects and process.

    If other commenters would like to share some anecdotal data on traffic levels it would help me know if my blog is doing ok.

    In the last 16 days (we moved to our own domain 16 days ago) we’ve had 25,000 hits, 15,000 page views, 3300 visitors from 500 unique IPs (in 28 countries).

    1) On a scale of 1 to 10, how are we doing wrt getting traffic?
    2) Which of those stats is actually the most relevant? I’ve been assuming that it’s page views.

    Thanks for any responses, and thanks for a great blog – I read it all the time.

    Scott

  12. JSLogan says:

    I stated my blog, jslogan.com, on December 8, 2004. It’s been an incredible 13 Months! I’ve won a blogging award, found new clients on both coasts, and met fellow bloggers I now call friends. Further, I’ve found networking opportunities otherwise unknown and joined two blogging networks. In all, I post daily at three blogs.

    I find it interesting that I don’t consider myself a blogger. Rather I think of myself as a professional that blogs; I guess because blogging supports what I do, it doesn’t make me what I am. I don’t know what psychology exists in that perspective, but I know I really enjoy publishing posts :-) It’s a fantastic way to document thoughts and ideas.

    Blogging let’s me explore with others in ways unimagined. It’s helped me with my profession and brought a level of awareness to my offering otherwise unknown to thousands.

  13. WTJ says:

    7 months.. chinese blogging is cool

  14. retzwerx says:

    7 months today January 22, 2006 :)
    btw tnx sir darren, i got my problogger price (Simpletech 160GB external HDD usb) just last december! (Tshirt design contest)

  15. macinfoadmin says:

    I came across your site last week and thought I would give blogging a try. I’ve been in technology for years and a webmaster in education for the past year. I posted one pretty good post and got it listed on a great industry resource. I have been seeing close to 500 unique visitors a day since then. Thanks for the great content

  16. Darnell says:

    Hey Darren!

    I started blogging two years ago before I knew what blogging was (I called them web journals). I started on Xanga, then moved over to Blogger at which I own several blogs as of late.

    I’ve met many people from around the world through blogging, and loved to surf the blogosphere so much I made a blog detailing what I found: bloggerdelights.blogspot.com/

    Although I am not a six figure blogger, I enjoy it tremendously. Blogging has become more than a late night pleasure–it’s become my favorite hobby.

  17. Splatty says:

    Darren…love your site! Just started blogging about 3 months ago and your site has given me tons of tips and guidance.

  18. soxiam says:

    The first incarnation of blog based on MovableType was started in 2003.

  19. Ash Buckles says:

    Technically blogging since November 2004, however it was a private blog. I went public with my personal blog, http://www.ashbuckles.com, in May 2005, and my business blog, http://www.bridesclub.com/index.cfm?action=wedding-weblogs in July 2005. I have also moved both my personal and business blogs to Typepad with the new addresses at:

    http://ashbuckles.typepad.com
    http://bridesclub.typepad.com

  20. mlflanagan says:

    A little over a year. My blog fills a specialized niche, so I doubt I’ll ever be A-list, but it has attracted a reader or two (hi Mom!).

    Great site Darren.

  21. Brajeshwar says:

    Blogging since the early hay days of the blogging era, somewhere in May 2002. Started off with simple manually updated html pages to blogger to finally settle with Movable Type.

  22. Euan Semple says:

    Since April 2001 so just under five years!

  23. A.H says:

    Started late May 2004 =)

    A.H

  24. WildwestGoh says:

    I started just barely 2 months ago, learning blogging wasn’t easy for me at first. My blog is all about the geek stuff, hardware, software, internet, mobile, etc. Update once every few days, few titles every updates, and very few visitors.. T_T

  25. jh says:

    I started blogging in May 2005 with http://www.random-good-stuff.com. Since than I am totally addicted.

    In September 2005 I startet http://www.totalblogal.net a Germany Version of Random Good Stuff.

    I am lovin it!

  26. Jakob says:

    My girlfriend and I started out with http://china.thusgaard.com in September 2005 when we went to China, and when we got back I started doing http://jakob.thusgaard.com. Meanwhile I’ve changed the design of our main page at http://thusgaard.com to WordPress…

  27. Karl says:

    I have been blogging since June of last year. At the moment I am not in my home country, and unemployed, so I am putting a lot of time into http://lifestuff24.blogspot.com We’ll see what happens when I get home in a few months.

  28. I started http://amateureconblog.blogspot.com/ abot 13-14 months ago.

  29. cafedave says:

    I started using blogger in 2001, but I was blogging before that using a text editor and FTP; that makes five to six years. It’s still more of a hobby than any kind of serious revenue stream, but this blog prompted me to add in some adsense ads: actually picking a niche (instead of what I find interesting across a range of categories) is the next step down that path.

  30. I started our home business/internet marketing blog (Kristie T’s Home Biz-A-Pa-Looza http://www.webmomz.com/blog/ about 1 month ago. I already have about 1000 visitors a month coming to it. It’s starting to kick in some nice Adsense revenues. As an author and authority in my field, I see blogging as an essential now if you want to be taken seriously. It used to be, “Do they have a website?” Now the question is, “Do they have a blog?” Blogging has been the right decision for our business!

  31. Ben says:

    Been blogging on and off for a year or so over at BPS Designs.

    It’s my personal web-design blog and it’s just had a facelift. Totaly CSS based now as opposed to table based.

  32. Kodger says:

    Been blogging for 884 days (ticker at the top of my page). Started with Noah grey’s Grey Matter, then went to a pMachine free version. That lasted until I got comment spammed. At the same time pMachine gave away their paid version with comment spam protection, been using that ever since. I blog partly to leave something behind for the descendants, being a family tree nut. I was lucky enough to find a diary from my ancestors from the 1800′s and it was really cool to step into their world in a small way. I thought it would cool to try and do the same thing. I also blog because I’m probably addicted now and it’s likely good therapy (tongue in cheek) to have a place to ramble. You do have to be careful what you say because your wife, mother, boss and the entire world can see it.

  33. Peter Cooper says:

    Just over 6 years ago, and I have the archive.org to prove it :) I’m now on my fourth blog (I wish I’d stuck with the original, knowing the Google stuff I know now!)

    Thing is, it wasn’t called blogging back then. I don’t think that term came around till 2001 or so. The small online community I was involved in called it e/n (standing for ‘everything and nothing’) and it was basically blogging but without a purpose.. just links to juvenile videos and weird stories. /usr/bin/girl was one of the early ones I actually still remember reading..

  34. Peter Cooper says:

    Oh, and the funny thing is, even after all that time, I’m still Z-list :) Just because you’ve blogged a long time doesn’t mean you’re any good at talking to other bloggers or writing anything interesting ;-) So, new bloggers, remember.. it’s not the time, it’s just in how good you are.

  35. As of today, I have been blogging for 466 days! I started the first AllThingsFinancial on Blogger on 10-13-2004. I moved it to WordPress and Dreamhost last August. It has been a frustrating and joyous ride at the same time.

  36. Nick says:
  37. Rockchild says:

    I been blogging a long time, but not before I was born.

    Since I’ve been blogging my spelling has improved so much that I hardly spell anything wong now, which is so cool! My big brother says I finally have brains, but I had them before, I think.

  38. Nischal says:

    I have been running a website called http://www.nepalisite.com for soem years now, and have been running google ads there for more than 2 years.

    I always wanted to share my thoughts and share what I have been reading on internet. Thus, I started to blog since Dec 2005. Its pretty late but why to wait longer.
    I also wanted to test how the google ad will work, since I had success on my main site.
    As far as the revenue, its not impressive yet (on my blogs). I know I still need to work on increasing the posts, and traffic.

    I m trying.
    I also started to blog on a different site also.

    So lets see what happens…

    Good Luck…
    http://www.Internetsalsa.com

  39. Marc James says:

    I’ve technically had my site since 1998, so eight years this August.

  40. Thejesh says:

    I have been blogging since two years.

  41. Kevin says:

    I don’t have a blog yet, I’m in the process of getting content together first before I start one.

    It won’t be done for money initially, but I may decide to try and get some income from it later – and I am under no illusion that it will make me a fortune and I can retire from it!

  42. mark says:

    Not too long back. Maybe a week or so? However, I already promoted it well enough to get top placements in Google and MSN for this site:

    http://free-playstation-3.blogspot.com

    I’m averaging about 100 uniques per day since the first day the site opened and expect it to grow quickly once more ppl learn about this site ;)

    This site is also helping me get my 2nd (yes, 2nd) free ps3 pre-order soon enough ….so it’s all good! :D

  43. Leon says:

    About 4 months for me :D

  44. Robert Tatum says:

    I have been blogging off and on for about six months, trying to not only learn what blogging is all about, but to find a concept that suits my personality. In the past three months, I have been focusing on building my blog readership at my flagship blog :

    The Information Junkie: http://kingoinfo.blogspot.com

    This blog shares some of the websites that I enjoy using on a daily basis, along with opinions on relevant news topics as well. For the first month I was barely getting a sniff of readers. But in the last week, I have gained increased readership by participating in the Carnival of the Capitalist blog carnival. My unique vistors climbed to 100 per week.

    Your blog Darren has helped me tremendously because it is written in an easy to follow style that is helpful to newbie bloggers like myself. I check it an average of three times per day for new tips and suggesstions from yourself and your readers that can help me improve my blog. It is much appreciated, and keep up the good work.

  45. David Ward says:

    Darren,

    First, I’ve been reading your blog for the last month or so and really enjoy it. Thank you for the great information you’ve published so far!

    I’m a new blogger, launched my first blog about 3 weeks ago, http://www.wiredathomeblog.com to complement my existing web site which I started back in 1998, http://www.wiredathome.com. It’s also recently undegone a remodel and the blog is still in the beginning stages but I’ve caught the blog buzz! So much so that I wil be launching a few more blogs in the coming weeks. My wife is even going to participate.

  46. Rick Umali says:

    How long have I been blogging!? Years! Years, I tell you!

    Five years to be exact, come March 10, 2006.

  47. Clark says:

    I had a weblog way back when you could read all of them in about 15 minutes a day.

  48. free ps3 says:

    I have been doing this for a bit over a year now. Pretty fun and love how fast it updates. Keeps everything nice and fresh.

  49. Been blogging on and off for over a year now. Just getting the hang of it but it’s fun.