Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Here A Blog, There A Blog

I signed up for BlogExplosion some time back just to see if my tiny little blog might get more traffic. It has, but nothing remarkable. I didn't imagine it would. It's a good thing I am not doing this for the traffic, as I would have given up long ago. I started this blog as an outlet for my frustrations in dealing with Microsoft .NET as a development platform, and also as a forum where I could post solutions to problems that I encountered, and imagined others would encounter at some point too.

But since signing up for BlogExplosion, I have been surfing various blogs. That's what you do. You surf blogs, and it earns you credits which earns you hits in other users surfing safari. So, at first, I did what I imagine most BlogExplosion users do. I clicked for the next site, waited for the countdown to end, and clicked for the next site. Rinse, Lather, Repeat.

Here more recently, though I have been to take time, and actually read the first several posts on each site. I have found a lot of interesting sites by doing this. More than I could ever keep up with. There are so many blogs on so many topics, it is utterly amazing. Whatever you want to read about. It's there.

I wonder how much time everyone spends reading, or writing on blogs. It has to be a staggering number.

5 comments:

Randolph said...

Funny,

I joined up and started looking at a lot of blogs. Then I started surfing on the clock. I acutally got more hits when I acutally read them. Of course, I posted a "Jenna Jameson" title to see what would happen at the same time and since the hits have fallen. Oh well. I just want to post whatever, whenever. Keep up the good work...

kordalian said...

Now you know why I try to avoid blogging ... way too much out there! ;)

ambiguous wanderer said...

Stumbled onto your blog while blogsurfing. I only comment on those I feel is worth commenting. Same thing with the post. I just glance the whole post to see if it catches my interest or if it's worth reading, if so, I read. If not, next blog.

Stacey said...

AW, I am just like you... I do a quick scan to see what piques my interest.. if nothing, next one.. If it looks like I might be interested in future posts, I'll blogmark it.

David said...

"I wonder how much time everyone spends reading, or writing on blogs..."

About half my free time goes to surfing my blogroll, speed-reading my RSS feeds (mostly blogs) and writing posts.

Come to think of it, maybe more than half. In fact, the amount of time I no longer spend in front of the TV probably accounts for the ease with which I've boycotted CBS for the past year...

:-)