At the end of the first week of writing this blog, I’m delighted to have managed near on a dozen posts, started to feel comfortable with finding a voice, received a couple of encouraging comments on the site and seen traffic rise dramatically as inbound links start to emerge. I’m also realising the value and importance of writing headlines with search terms in mind and the need for brevity. There’s always that challenge!
I also managed to get my face on Yodel Anecdotal – the blog about Yahoo inside, as the company confirmed it’s purchase of MyBloglog. I happened to have been a recent visitor to some blog or other from which they screen-grabbed the ‘recent visior’ list. Thanks to friend and former client of mine, Farhan Lalji for pointing this out. MyBloglog by the way is a great concept of community – connecting readers of blogs, like a fan club.
This adventure will continue as I like most of all, the anticipation factor. I started off with the simple goal of committing to doing this and writing some stuff. However, having got some words down and as a bonus, having got a modest amount of views and a couple of real comments I’ve quickly realised that I’ve got the blogging bug and that now I’ll move forwards with a bit more focus and consideration for others who might actually be reading this.