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Zuma's avatar

Do you blog?

Asked by Zuma (5908points) December 19th, 2008

If so, why? If not, why not? What advantages do sites like this have over blogging? How do you recommend getting started?

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Magnus's avatar

Because I love music.

PupnTaco's avatar

Because I enjoy having a creative outlet with boundaries established by me.
To get started, try a free blog hosted by WordPress or install the WordPress software on your own hosted site.

tinyvamp's avatar

I am terrible at blogging i’ve been trying to do it on and off for like 10 years. i’ve had a livejournal account for about 4 years and i only have 86 entries but i wouldn’t consider it a blog because it’s more of a diary, ha.

i do microblog @ <-- thats me.

i do it because it’s easier for me since i can’t handle full on blogging, plus with this it’s really easy for people to follow me, which is fun! :)

are you thinking of starting a blog?

Nimis's avatar

I used to. Then I started developing weird hang-ups
and had a self-imposed, 3 year, internet hiatus.
(At least any site that involved creating a profile or identity.)
I only just got back on the internet horse, so to speak.
I’m baby-stepping back with Twitter. Does that count?

tinyvamp's avatar

@nimis: yes that counts, baby!

asmonet's avatar

I used to. Not as much.

I’m less concerned with expressing my every thought. I spend that time thinking more now.

Plus, I discovered Fluther. My fingers is tiiiiired.

augustlan's avatar

I think about it quite a bit…there’s just so much stuff in my head, I think it’d be a relief to get it down in writing somewhere. I’m a bit of a techno-phobe though…I know less than nothing about how to do it, and am too lazy to learn how.

queenzboulevard's avatar

I’ve tried, and will continue trying. My problem is that I am not consistent with what I’m interested in. If it catches my interest I do it, if I don’t want to then I’ll stop for months. This question has actually sparked my interest in doing it again….lurve!

@augustlan How about a video and
WordPress’s features
Another Video about Blogger
Blogger’s website

Now you have no excuse to be lazy haha

augustlan's avatar

Thanks…dammit ; )

dynamicduo's avatar

Yup, I love blogging. I’ve been blogging since I was back in middle school. Not all of my entries are public, I have a fair deal that are private.

I made the mistake of joining a LiveJournal clone site called uJournal. I spent years adding entries to it. And then one day, they shut down. Didn’t even give me the chance to back up my entries. Just gone. Apparently someone has the hard drive with the data on it, but they have been making excuse after excuse for not putting it online so I’m very skeptical. Because of this, I made the resolution to never ever host on an external site ever again, and I have stuck to this. It’s very very inexpensive to set yourself up with a blogging site at the domain name of your choosing, not only can you customize your blog completely provided you have the skill (or money) to do so, but you can easily backup your files so as to remain secure that your years of blogging does not go down the drain because of another’s stupidity.

I do find it’s hard to post regularly. So I don’t. I post whenever I feel like it, and I never apologize for the long periods between posting. My blog is more for me than anyone else.

SoapChef's avatar

Sometimes I think Augustian and I were twins by different mothers! Nice links queenz. Now I don’t have an excuse either!

laureth's avatar

Yes. Most of the people who read it (since most of the entries are invisible to the public) are an extended variety of friends and acquaintances. On Fluther I answer things and ask things and share some less personal aspects of life, but on my LiveJouenal I get more personal because I’m closer to the people who watch it.

Also, Fluther is impersonal, and I don’t generally use it to keep track of my life. My LJ is actually a journal, and I can go back and see how I’ve grown and changed over the last several years.

Mizuki's avatar

Blogging: Never have so many people had so much to say to so few.
I can’t remember where I read this….

Zuma's avatar

Yes I am thinking of writing a blog. I spend a lot of time on sites like this that I might just as easily be spending building a name for myself. I’m sure I won’t have any trouble once I make the plunge, but one of the things holding me back is starting out with the wrong set-up and getting heavily invested in a monument to nothing.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

I’ve blogged at xanga for about three years. I like it, and it is a great way to find like-minded folks, as well as those people whose only purpose in life seems to be to disagree with everything they find on the Internet.

I post an entry in my blog almost every day, and sometimes, twice a day. If I don’t I’m afraid my head might explode.

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