Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday Thirteen - What I've Learned from Blogging

This is my 100th post! Here are 13 things I have learned from this blog.

1. I did not think many people would actually read my blog, but they do! I just starting tracking visitors a few weeks ago and almost 150 people in eight different countries have read it since.

2. Everybody loves a list.

3. Some of the people I am closest to do not read my blog. This surprised me

4. People are nice. I was expecting people to write nasty things in the comments, but nobody has.

5. Writing is therapeutic, especially for the painful stuff like losing my mom.

6. I enjoy writing.

7. I have not done much writing since college so the thought of writing was intimidating and the first entries would take me an hour or two to write. I know I am not a great writer, but I can bang out an entry pretty quickly now.

8. Formatting looks different between my two computers…I still can’t figure out why. I thought it would look the same on all computers.

9. I am reading more blogs which has opened me to up to new people and their thoughts.

10. People actually like pictures of my cats.

11. I used to get nervous about what I wrote…that it would be too personal or someone might think it was stupid or trivial. Now I just write what I’m thinking about and don’t worry about it.

12. What a meme is and how great they are to get more readers.

13. I still have a lot to learn about how to format and make my blog look less like a template.


Laura said...

I like pictures of your cats.
And I still like Thursday 13 the most. I'm glad it made a comeback.
p.s. I obsessively read all the blogs of people I know. there's one blog from someone I used to work with that I obsessively read, and she has no idea.

Jennifer said...

I do the same thing as Laura! I obsessively read my list of blogs every day. I have a list of them that I find interesting and when I have time to burn at work I check them all out :)

My family doesn't read my blog either. For people who complain so much about not knowing what's going on with us, you'd think they would read it more often!

Patrice said...

Laura - when are you going to start a blog???

Laura said...

You know, I thought about it. But I'm one of those people that are sooo honest, I'm afraid I would just write way too personal of stuff and people I know would be reading it. I have enough trouble keeping my mouth shut as it is. So I've thought about it a little but bottom line is that I'm too chicken!