I'm pressing on here with the blog - kinda getting back to my "blogging roots" in a sense. I'm done worrying about traffic or PR or monetizing.
I'm blessed with a number of faithful followers who stop by and read my posts everyday. THANK-YOU!
I have a number of followers via Google+ and 180 "members" according to Google "Friend Connect." THANK-YOU!
I must be doing something right...
Blogging and blogs live on, long after (several yearsworth of) predictions they'd be replaced --- I recall back around 2005-6 all the blogging gurus were trying to convince everyone that Vlogs (video blogs) would totally wipe out blogs within a couple of years. How wrong they were (as usual!)
A HUGE Thank you blogger, blog*spot and Google for the wonderful ride right thru now! I am so glad I chose this platform originally! (I still use the XML backup feature on a daily basis, just in case!)
I hate cloud computing - the whole concept - and I still won't venture onto WordPress because of all the hosting and domain crap - [THIS ARTICLE cemented my vow to avoid WP] I've seen too many blogs fall and fail when "hosting" failed - their very blogs collapsing when images and layouts vanished - just recently I was shocked when all the photos on a very popular blog were replaced with this:
The Lesson ::: Forget about adding hosting or imaging gimmicks not supported directly through your blogging platform!
I'm happy with my presence on twitter. My usage of facebook and LinkedIn has shrunken to a level on par with dear old MySpace. Funny how facebook got so "static" - I liked it a lot better a year ago, although I'm not exactly sure why the social network made changes that increased boredom.
This isn't my final farewell to 2011 - that particular post is still being formed in my little green notebook!
Tags: blogging, adventures in blogging
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