What would I do differently?
There’s an interesting post by Darren over at Problogger titled If I Had to Start My Blog Again. I thought I would add my thoughts as to what I would do if I had to start my blog over again:
I would have ditched the free services and gone with the real thing from the beginning. No, there’s nothing at all wrong with Blogger. I just lost ground when I switched my blog over to Dreamhost last year. I went with the free service to start because I wanted to find out what I was getting involved with before I committed anything to it.
One advantage to starting a blog now is that there is A LOT more blogs to link to. When I started, there weren’t very many people to link to, which made it hard to get traffic. I remember having a TOTAL of 143 hits from October 13, 2004 – December 31, 2004. Yes, that’s right: 143 TOTAL HITS! I didn’t get serious about blogging until January 2005.
Other than that, there’s really not a lot that I would do differently. I’m pretty happy with my blog the way it is.