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How do you mark your blogging milestones?

CakeBlogging, if not hard work, is certainly a long term investment of time, energy, commitment, words and ideas.  Like any major project it’s a good idea to celebrate the milestones you pass along the way.  This ‘newbie’ blog has been running for six weeks now.  Its sister site is just over two months old, though I’ve just clocked up the 100th post there (phew, that’s a lot of writing).  I’m hoping to steer both of them safely through the three months milestone as I’ve heard a lot of blog writers dry up at that point (does anyone have the stats on that, or is it something of an urban myth?)

Robyn McMaster is celebrating the 1st anniversary of her Brain Based Biz today, and in typical Robyn style she’s sent a link out to all the people that have commented and contributed to her blog over the last 12 months.  It’s a great example of the collaborative dimension of blogging - all those voices are now part of the rich conversation that she’s engaged in.  It’s also testament to the generosity of people who thrive in this medium.  Robyn has been hugely supportive to me in starting up my own sites - a conversation conducted entirely through comments on each other’s blogs - and I am delighted to wish her a happy ‘blogiversary’.

There are other milestones as well as months and years of course, and so many things we can count: number of posts, level of comments, incoming links, trackbacks, rise in your regular readership, technorati rankings…

What have been the most important milestones for your blog?  And what do you do to celebrate as you go past?

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4 Responses to “How do you mark your blogging milestones?”

  1. On June 3, 2007 at 7:19 pm Robyn McMaster responded with... #

    Since Gavin Heaton mentioned that many bloggers stop at the three month mark, it’s great to see you’ve developed 100 posts that are truly helpful to others and your blog is taking off with vibrancy.

    Keep up the good work, Joanna!

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  2. On June 4, 2007 at 5:55 pm Joanna Young
    Twitter: joannapaterson
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    Many thanks Robyn. Focusing on the bigger purpose - writing something that is of value to others - is a great motivator, keeping blogger’s block at bay…

    Joanna

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  3. On June 4, 2007 at 8:23 pm Simonne responded with... #

    Last year I started two blogs. One of them died after 3-4 months. Actually I never considered it dead until the day I realised that I did not post anything new for two months. That was my best blog, where I did my best to put my emotions in writing, to ask questions, to seek for answers. So I saved all my best ideas for that blog, but I never got to put them in writing. The other blog, the one I’m still running today, was meant for blogging experiments: researching and writing with well-paid keywords, using free articles, play with ads and affiliate programs. I never posted there my really good stuff. The day I faced the truth that my best blog has passed away, I felt like changing direction of my experimental blog and make it representative for what I have to say. I celebrate every single day, every figure that shows up better than yesterday: be it traffic, earnings, links or subscribers. My blog will be 1 year old on July 26th. I’m going to celebrate that somehow with my readers.

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  4. On June 5, 2007 at 11:24 am Joanna Young
    Twitter: joannapaterson
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    Hi Simonne, thanks for sharing the experience with the two blogs. I’m curious about one of the things you said - does your experimental blog have more of your ‘best stuff’ (thoughts, ideas and questions) now you’re not ‘saving’ them for the other blog? That is, did it change in style and nature once you let go of the other one?
    It’s great that you’re seeing growth day on day, that must be very rewarding. Have fun enjoying the birthday on 26 July!
    Joanna

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