Thursday, July 27, 2006

My Blogging History I

Before I start posting anything about blogtimization, let me tell you my story on how I got hooked on blogging.

I started blogging 2 years ago, on February 2004, using the free service of my-diary.org. I didn't have any idea of the word "blog" then. All I wanted then was to have a way to kill boredom by writing all my experiences online. I searched for "online diary" and from then on, I started writing about my life. I was in Kuwait during that time.

The service of my-diary was very limited. It just gave you a place to write your thoughts. You cannot post picture, you cannot do anything except writing. But still, I used the service for almost 5 months. You can check out my first blog here.

Then, the word "blog" came to me when I saw penoy's blog then, the penoycentral.com. He was one of my classmates during college. It seemed to me that he was really hooked up on blogging that he even purchased his own domain name for his blog. (Note: Penoycentral.com is not online anymore, Penoy is now blogging on penoycentral.blogspot.com.)

I searched for the word "blog" on google and checked if there were free blogging services available, and I found Blogger.com. I signed-up immediately and studied how things work on blogger. And since then, I blogged, I blogged and I blogged.

During my first months of blogging, I didn't know if anyone was actually reading my blog. I didn't have a tagboard, I didn't have a hit counter, I didn't have a tool for tracking traffic on my blog. No one bothered commenting on my posts. But I didn't care. I just continued blogging. Not really. During that time, I was so curious on how other people's blog got so many visitors and comments.

So, I decided to "advertise" my blog. I put a link of my blog on my e-mail signature. I enlisted my blog on different blog directories. I put a link of my blog on my Yahoo Messenger status. But still, I was not satisfied with the results. I was waiting for comments on my post, and still, zero comments everyday. Some of my friends on Yahoo Messenger read my blog, but they didn't bother writing comments. They just like reading it. They didn't feel oblige to comment. And I didn't want to force people to comment on my post, I wanted the comments to come naturally.

to be continued...

Update (07/31/06) : Continuation here.

10 comments:

tutubing_karayom said...

onga wag pilitin ang ayaw mag comment,,, ayaw ko ngang mag comment.. bwahhahah!! joke!! ung kaluskos sa mansion mali ata ung link mo.. heheh!

karmi said...

got blogtimized! :)

angels_demons said...

bitin waaaaaaa hahaha

thanks for blogtimizing both my blogs. see you around blogger ;-P

pinkysteph said...

eiiii! onga wag pilitin daw pag di nila type magcomment...
laking konsolasyon sana kung babasahin man lang nila entry mo at di lang basta dadaan...ganun pa man, maligaya na akong madaanan...
dumaan ako dito...nayupi ka ba? hehehe

kukote said...

@tutubing_karayom... hahaha! o, di ba, hindi kita pinilit. =) thanks for the info, aayusin ko yung link mamaya ;)

@karmi... thanks for dropping by!

@angels_demons... hahaha! bitin, para may suspense! =)

@pinkysteph... malalaman mo na lang na binabasa nila ang blog mo kapag isang araw, may makipagchat sa 'yo at ikwento sa 'yo ang buhay mo. hahaha! it happened to me many times. mga readers na hindi talaga trip ang magcomment, basa lang nang basa.

rHo said...

ang importante sister e nailalabas mo ung nasasa-loob mo. who knows... meron palang nato-touch sa mga sinasabi mo! bsta, kelangan laging happy...

first comment!! yahhhooo... na-blogtimize mo ako! haneeep!

rHo said...

aaayyyy si kuya kukote pala may-ari nito!! waahhh... na-blogtimize na nga!! buseeett...

Anonymous said...

It's really good know that you are making money through blog. Yes it possible but is kinda slow at first so we really have to be patient. here's my blog

http://wannaknowbyus.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

that's cool post dude..and ive noticed you have adsense? how much do you earn a day? i am newbie, can you give me advice bro? your trick and good tips is highly appreciated..thanks a lot..see my blog..in my url name..

http://privymoney.blogspot.com/ said...

you are a great blogger, how much do you spent per day to post things, and maintain your blog..?

Thursday, July 27, 2006

My Blogging History I

Before I start posting anything about blogtimization, let me tell you my story on how I got hooked on blogging.

I started blogging 2 years ago, on February 2004, using the free service of my-diary.org. I didn't have any idea of the word "blog" then. All I wanted then was to have a way to kill boredom by writing all my experiences online. I searched for "online diary" and from then on, I started writing about my life. I was in Kuwait during that time.

The service of my-diary was very limited. It just gave you a place to write your thoughts. You cannot post picture, you cannot do anything except writing. But still, I used the service for almost 5 months. You can check out my first blog here.

Then, the word "blog" came to me when I saw penoy's blog then, the penoycentral.com. He was one of my classmates during college. It seemed to me that he was really hooked up on blogging that he even purchased his own domain name for his blog. (Note: Penoycentral.com is not online anymore, Penoy is now blogging on penoycentral.blogspot.com.)

I searched for the word "blog" on google and checked if there were free blogging services available, and I found Blogger.com. I signed-up immediately and studied how things work on blogger. And since then, I blogged, I blogged and I blogged.

During my first months of blogging, I didn't know if anyone was actually reading my blog. I didn't have a tagboard, I didn't have a hit counter, I didn't have a tool for tracking traffic on my blog. No one bothered commenting on my posts. But I didn't care. I just continued blogging. Not really. During that time, I was so curious on how other people's blog got so many visitors and comments.

So, I decided to "advertise" my blog. I put a link of my blog on my e-mail signature. I enlisted my blog on different blog directories. I put a link of my blog on my Yahoo Messenger status. But still, I was not satisfied with the results. I was waiting for comments on my post, and still, zero comments everyday. Some of my friends on Yahoo Messenger read my blog, but they didn't bother writing comments. They just like reading it. They didn't feel oblige to comment. And I didn't want to force people to comment on my post, I wanted the comments to come naturally.

to be continued...

Update (07/31/06) : Continuation here.

10 comments:

tutubing_karayom said...

onga wag pilitin ang ayaw mag comment,,, ayaw ko ngang mag comment.. bwahhahah!! joke!! ung kaluskos sa mansion mali ata ung link mo.. heheh!

karmi said...

got blogtimized! :)

angels_demons said...

bitin waaaaaaa hahaha

thanks for blogtimizing both my blogs. see you around blogger ;-P

pinkysteph said...

eiiii! onga wag pilitin daw pag di nila type magcomment...
laking konsolasyon sana kung babasahin man lang nila entry mo at di lang basta dadaan...ganun pa man, maligaya na akong madaanan...
dumaan ako dito...nayupi ka ba? hehehe

kukote said...

@tutubing_karayom... hahaha! o, di ba, hindi kita pinilit. =) thanks for the info, aayusin ko yung link mamaya ;)

@karmi... thanks for dropping by!

@angels_demons... hahaha! bitin, para may suspense! =)

@pinkysteph... malalaman mo na lang na binabasa nila ang blog mo kapag isang araw, may makipagchat sa 'yo at ikwento sa 'yo ang buhay mo. hahaha! it happened to me many times. mga readers na hindi talaga trip ang magcomment, basa lang nang basa.

rHo said...

ang importante sister e nailalabas mo ung nasasa-loob mo. who knows... meron palang nato-touch sa mga sinasabi mo! bsta, kelangan laging happy...

first comment!! yahhhooo... na-blogtimize mo ako! haneeep!

rHo said...

aaayyyy si kuya kukote pala may-ari nito!! waahhh... na-blogtimize na nga!! buseeett...

Anonymous said...

It's really good know that you are making money through blog. Yes it possible but is kinda slow at first so we really have to be patient. here's my blog

http://wannaknowbyus.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

that's cool post dude..and ive noticed you have adsense? how much do you earn a day? i am newbie, can you give me advice bro? your trick and good tips is highly appreciated..thanks a lot..see my blog..in my url name..

http://privymoney.blogspot.com/ said...

you are a great blogger, how much do you spent per day to post things, and maintain your blog..?