I think the pleasure of completed work is what makes blogging so popular. You have to believe most bloggers have few if any actual readers. The writers are in it for other reasons. Blogging is like work, but without coworkers thwarting you at every turn. All you get is the pleasure of a completed task.
- Scott Adams -
My contribution to the blogging world (As iAge) is Three Years Old this week. I published my first post in early November, 2009. It was called H1N1 Flu, and I observed that the upside to the flu pandemic were the jokes about Swine Flu and Miss Piggy.
No one read this post at the time, which wasn’t a surprise because I didn’t tell anyone that I had a blog until one year later. With 12 months of my online scrapbook/photo journal completed, I announced my blog to family and friends with a link to it and the post Small Time Blog in a Big Time World.
Reader views increased slowly – very slowly. (I’ve never won the ‘Freshly Pressed’ Lottery - that’s my excuse.) But that’s okay, because I’ve made some wonderful blogging friends and those connections are worth far more than any other statistics.
This post is my 370th. Simple math will tell you that I don’t write a post every day. I write when I feel like it and when I have time – and that is about twice a week. Let’s be honest here – you don’t have time to read my blog if I post every day – and I don’t have time to read your blog if you post every day either. For me, the fastest path to Blogging Burn-out would be a Daily Post. Have you ever written an entire post about how you have nothing to say? If so, and you want your blog to have a lifespan that is longer than the life cycle of a fruit fly, you might consider writing less frequently.
“But I don’t want an Old Blog – I want a Fruit Fly blog”. You go, girl! I wish I had your energy.
Movember (November if you prefer to spell it that way) is special for two reasons – it is my Blog’s birthday, and it is the Month of Moustaches. Hop on over to Bloggers for Movember to follow the Movember stories that will be posted there all this month. You will also want to read The Car Guy’s story – Movember – the Month of Moustaches. It will explain all about the Movember Prostrate Cancer fund raising campaign. We’ll be sending our donation to this Team Harley-Davidson.
Movember allows us to do all the things we, as a company, love to do: have fun and support a worthwhile cause. I’m so pleased to see WestJetters, our Mo Bros and Mo Sistas, from across our network joining in on the Movember fun. You know what they say, the Mo’ the merrier.
- Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO -