Most Blogs Now Abandoned

Slashdot reports about the fact that many blogs are orphaned these days, because their creators didn’t make the quick buck they were expecting to. Really? Is that why most people started blogs? Because that’s definitely not the reason I did. I never ran any ads on my blog for example, and I have resisted in the idea of some of my video readers who suggested adding donation buttons. I get my payment in different ways:

– My blog is my shrink. By writing many personal things in it for everyone to read, it’s a way to lift weights off of me. It works.
– It’s a way to vent and rant at bullshit that happen in the world. Feels good.
– Help others with my various tutorials. I know that they have helped a lot of people and I get ‘thank you’ messages about it almost daily.
– Review products and tell my readers what my analysis is, or my experience with them was.

This doesn’t mean that I might not abandon this blog. If I get bored again, I will.


Soundtweaker wrote on June 8th, 2009 at 8:33 PM PST:

No dont abandon it! I love this blog. I check it everyday.
I really like the gadget and video stuff. I use Vegas too.

Optimus wrote on June 9th, 2009 at 1:43 AM PST:

Some of my friends who started a blog abandoned it later because they didn’t find the motivation or any good reason to continue with it. To this one added the fact that they expected high visitation that they never got. Of course this needs to build up by time and someone has to be active in other blogs by posting to get that one.

Although the motivation for my blog is similar as yours. I care more about writting my thoughts in the chaotic way I am used to. If I cared about visitation I would change my writting style to something more comprehensible, I would try to keep my text much shorter and to the point and maybe the subjects discussed would be quite different than today, reaching the things considered more popular.

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Eugenia wrote on June 9th, 2009 at 12:01 PM PST:

My blog has nearly 2,000 readers daily. However, only about 300 of them are actual daily readers of this blog. The rest are coming here from Google or video forums, for my tutorials. They get the answers they want, and they go away. However, when my blog shows up a lot on google results for their video questions, they end up back here, so they get to stay as regular readers. But they do that not because my blog is special, but because, occasionally, it has some valuable info for them.

What I am trying to say is that the people who have abandoned their blogs because of low visitation numbers, are the ones who had nothing valuable to offer to others.

blover wrote on June 9th, 2009 at 6:21 PM PST:

I wish you would update your blog layout, bless your heart you designed it well, but you know some things get old… Also you can get your own domain name and install wordpress, but I’m preaching to the choir.

Also you may need to work on some posts a little more, It seems you’ve been doing “stream of thought” posts lately.

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Eugenia wrote on June 9th, 2009 at 6:42 PM PST:

Yeah, you are preaching to the choir. I don’t have any reason to update this web design, I am not a 15 year old who changes themes every week. It looks fine, and it works. As long as it works, it stays.

As for a domain name, there is so much linkage from video forums to my blog, that I don’t want to break any links and redo the painful transition I did 3 years ago from Blogsome to this server. Besides, here I have good admin support. No reason to move out.

Finally, my posts are always streams of thoughts. I never changed that format, and it was never any different. If you remembered it differently, then it’s you who changed. 🙂

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