Hello World - Part 2
Published 9/1/07 (Modified 3/8/11)
I just installed my Feedburner code to see how many people have actually subscribed to my new baby blog since I started not too long ago. For those of you beginner types who don't know what Feedburner is, it's one of the more popular feed reading applications out there. It allows you to pull news and postings from multiple sources into one location so you don't have to manually visit every web or blog site. Of course, it would still be very nice if you came by the site manually! :)
Time to Say Hello
When I looked at the number of people that have already subscribed to my site's feed, I was quite astonished to see a number greater than zero. Of course, my number is still humorously low, but I thought it would be nill since I haven't begun promoting it yet. The prevailing wisdom is that if you want your blog to take off in subscriber-ship, you need to increase your community participation by posting comments on other people's blogs and making yourself known to the blogging community. I haven't gotten around to it just yet but it's high up on my to do list. I just moved into this domain months ago and I'm still busy setting up the site and getting into my blogging groove.
But I will definitely be doing that in the near future. Right now, I am just trying to focus on writing my regular entries. I love writing and discussing my opinions on issues, but blogging is hard work, especially for me since I do this part time. Any other part time bloggers out there? Suggestions on how to prevent blogger's cramp or blogger's block would be much appreciated!