It's officially 2012. Happy New Year everyone and may it be a better year than 2011!
I've been blogging for two years now - my first post was on December 29, 2009. In that time, I've had 502 posts (an average of one post every 1.5 days - not bad!). I've also had, as I write this, over 89,000 unique visitors and my stat counter says I generally have over 200 unique hits each day. Not bad for a blog I don't really advertise in any way.
It's funny keeping a blog because sometimes I love writing and have multiple posts I could do each day and other times I'll go for a week or more and can't really think of anything I want to write about. Usually, once I start writing, however, I can keep going - the trick is in starting!
Notice that I don't have any advertisements on my blog - it's entirely commercial free (other than occassional links to Amazon when I mention books). That's by intent. Sometimes people send me unsolicited requests to set up advertising on my blog. I delete those emails. I really despise how some very good blogs are completely cluttered up with intrusive advertising (including obnoxious pop-ups). I've even quit reading some blogs because they load so slowly with all the crap running on them.
I also generally write about only what I want to write about. Sometimes I get emails suggesting things to write about and I generally ignore those too. If you pay me, I'll write what you want me to write. Otherwise, I do what I want.
Guess I'll keep it up for a while longer...