When I started blogging, approximately 9 months ago, it was a new adventure to me. What I have found during the past 9 months, as a rookie blogger, is the importance of posting something new, almost everyday, in order to build a community of visitors to the site.
Writing and maintaining a blog, on a daily basis, is an exercise of the mind (like physical exercise) that challenges you beyond your normal limits. Yesterday I was very excited to experience a day where I had over 1,000 visitors to my blog in less than 24 hours. I would like to say “Thank You” to my visitors who responded and helped me reach that total. I try not to look at the numbers, but it does give me some motivation to continue with the exercise of the mind.
Another thing I have discovered with blogging is that there are good people out there. I have met (in a virtual sense), some of the most friendly, helpful and intelligent people. When I say virtual, I mean I have not been in the “physical presence” of any of these people. I describe it as almost “spiritual” in nature. There is email, messaging, webcams, and blog comments in the virtual sense, but no physical presence or contact.
One of these people in my blogging community, TechPaul (at Tech-for Everyone), is one of those bloggers I would like to publicly recognize. This guy is what I describe as a walking tech “wikipedia”… He, as several others, has been a mentor to me. Yesterday, TechPaul reached a milestone of over 500,000 visitors to his blog at “Tech-for Everyone”.
TechPaul’s blog is focused on helping others with computers and information technology by posting Tech Tips, Tricks, and Advice. This accomplishment can only be described as an awesome achievement. A half million visitors to a blog is more than the population of some communities.
To congratulate TechPaul, I encourage you to routinely visit his blog; “Tech-for Everyone” and help him reach that million mark…