I have been blogging for two and a half years now. I have witnessed many changes in the blogging World since I started out. Here are some of my observations.
Many of the blogs I used to enjoy packed up just as I was starting out.
It used to be fun to receive awards from fellow bloggers but became tiresome when you felt obligated to respond.
People like to read upbeat posts.
You are more likely to receive comments when you post about a pet.
You are more likely to receive comments when doing a giveaway.
You are likely to be taken off peoples blog rolls and replaced with new upcoming blogs.
It is hard to come up with original material.
There are some lovely genuine people.
Some people are not what they seem.
Some people are honest and generous in their giveaways.
Some people never send out the giveaways.
A photo is worth a thousand words.
Comments can be uplifting and inspiring.
It is not a good idea to post personal details.
It is not a good idea to criticise other peoples blogs.
There is an unwritten code of conduct.
For some people blogging is a popularity contest.
When a valued blogger stops blogging it hurts.
Most people appreciate comments.
Most people get bloggers block.
Blogging is addictive.