184. Blogging and other bits

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Hello everyone! I hope you're all having a wonderful day. I'm in a really good mood today, so I'm hoping everyone else is. I just spent some time working on gathering things for my review blog to include there later on this week. I'm waiting for a couple of more things to come through before I move things around a bit over there. I was feeling a bit under the weather the last couple of days, but I'm on the mend. Another day or two, and I'll be back to 100%. I'm still tickled pink about my recent Romancing the blog post. I never heard back from the PTB at RTB since my submission in August, so I didn't know it had been accepted for posting. Not sure if they never emailed or if the email somehow got lost. In any case, it went up. Glad everyone is enjoying it. I actually wrote that post as an articles for Absolute Write back in May. After a few edits to update things, I submitted it to RTB in August like I said.

In my blog hopping today, I see Beth mention about a small decline in blog traffic, blaming the decline on the fact that she is ordinary now, and people don't want to read about ordinary! Well, first off let me say Beth's blog was one of the first ones I started reading on a regular basis, and I still read it everyday. I met Beth in a chat over at the Writer's chatroom back in January, and I won a copy of one of her novels.

However, she has brought up a point that I've often pondered myself. Are my posts entertaining to everyone? Or do I cause you all to yawn with my ramblings - about my life and the television I watch. I know my life isn't all that exciting except for the occasional cute cat story or issue here at home. Then I seem to fit television into everything, especially now because of my review blog and job over at Media Village.

I've been blogging here since March. I never imagined it would become a daily thing I did. I never thought I would end up with three other blogs as well. Weird how things work out. Some day I hope to use this blog to promote my own fiction, much like I have seen others do with contests and other offerings. I'd do that now, but money is a bit tight around here, so eventually that is my goal. I just don't want to be a boring blogger. I've heard that is curse worth than death to a blogger. I know my review blog is already about to surpass the hits I've received here on this blog, and this blog is 5 months older than my review blog.

I also found a post over over Brenda's blog also talking about blog traffic today - particularly the odd things that bring you heavy amounts of traffic. She mentioned a certain type of notebook, and it brought her over 300 hits in a twelve hour period. I remember a review I wrote and posted in this blog at the very beginning of this blog's life about Star Wars, and I mentioned Han and Leia. Somehow someone picked up on my blog using Han and Leia erotica as a search term. That still pops up from time to time. Strange!

The entertainment news of the day is twofold: Jessica and Nick, MTV's favorite newlyweds have split, and Katie is pregnant with Tom's baby. I seem to remember reading something awhile back that Katie was waiting until she married to lose her virginity. I guess that went out the window when she engaged Tom! Check out my sidebar if you want to read about what happened last night on Supernatural and Real World. Also reviewed CBS's latest new show: Close to home. Check that out here. Tonight is the finale for So You Think You Can Dance and Lost. I'm excited for both.

Hope you all have a great evening everyone.


Kelly Parra said...

Blogs are a part of the writer. Not all blogs are here to entertain but a community. I like that part too.

kacey said...

I find my blog traffic comes and goes. And I do get weird traffic highs on some posts and can't always figure out why...

I haven't been blogging as regularly as before, so my traffic is down some. Though it seems like there are fewer comments on lots of the blogs I hop to. Maybe some of the newness of blogging is wearing off.

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