Archives for November 1, 2011

Least Popular Blog on the Internet

I like to joke that I have the Least Popular Blog Blag on the internet.

Well, I really do have the least popular blag.

I’ve had a blog (of sorts) since 1999/2000. I started out by coding everything myself using basic HTML, and updating the same way. A painstaking process.

In 2002 I graduated to using the Blogger platform. But I didn’t do blogspot blogs, I integrated the blog into my (crappily designed) websites – the Blogger interface is what I wanted, an easy way to update. Once the design was complete, I was all set. Until I did a redesign.

It wasn’t until 2010 I started using WordPress. I decided on WordPress for two reasons, Blogger got rid of/changed its FTP protocol, and I found out that WordPress has a magic button that would transfer my previous Blogger posts all over here. I was a little apprehensive at first, but with help from some WordPress experts, I have to say that I wish I made the change earlier. Totally worth it.

But I digress. The platform had nothing to do with why my blag was so unpopular. I think that most of it had to do with content – or lack thereof. My posting schedule was sporadic (at best). This didn’t allow me to build an audience or get better at blogging. Instead, I’ve become an expert at creating blogs. And now with WordPress, it’s even easier! Mwhahahahaha.

But I want people to, like, read my blog and stuff. But I need content. How do I get that? Well, for that I am trying the NaBloPoMo this year, National Blog Posting Month. (This will be in solidarity with my friends doing NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month). I will make at least one blog post per day this November. To find my voice.  To amuse myself too.

I hope you join me as I work through this. Because, if I know people want to hear what I have to say (however weird or dull it is) it will help me keep on keeping on. Case in point: I have a fan of my Vlogs (video blogs) I’ve done here and for a couple of other sites – I will keep doing them just for her. [Well and for my own amusement.]

I will be posting links to my posts from Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. If you don’t want to miss anything in the stream, you could subscribe to my RSS feed (links to the right). There is a straight RSS option and also an email option, which will send you one email each day with my posts in it.

Let’s make this blog a little more popular. Just a little.

What do you think? Are you a blogger? Do you have any advice for me? 

Stats on My Kindle

Stats notes on my kindle.

I took this photo last night in my Stats class. My professor provides detailed lecture notes in PDF form, and I forwarded them all to my Kindle. It works fairly well. If only I could understand it.

So glad this is my last semester.