As of Today, it has been six months since I inaugurated this blog with my very first post of taking my friend Loretta shooting.Â Â It would seem odd that I started this blog to impress Bitter, but my first post was taking another chick shooting.Â Â But it actually makes sense if you know the context.Â In the intervening time, I’ve discovered a few things:
- Success or failure depends on getting links.Â The best way to get links is to link to others, and comment on their blogs. Â I commented on Bitter’s blog and SayUncle long before I started Snowflakes in Hell, and they were instrumental in helping me get started.
- Blogging takes up a lot of time at first, but less as you get used to doing it.
- Being able to type 80-90 words per minute is both a blessing and a curse.Â You can punch out long posts much faster, but it means it’s easy to get out long posts, and so you do it more.
- From reading blogs, I think you can either be prolific and terse, or post essays sparingly.Â I tend to start skimming blogs that write too many essays.Â I probably get a bit out of hand with that myself sometimes.
It’s good to be passing the six month mark.Â Â Thanks to everyone who reads and comments.Â You guys are the reason I keep doing it.