Mar 20 2008

How They Started Blogging

We know how I started blogging, I’ve told the story a few times. I got several wonderful comments of bloggers telling their story of how they started blogging I wanted to share them to everyone.

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I started blogging nearly 6 years ago. The main reason was to surpress an ego trip I was having. I was reading in a magazine all about blogging and how a lot of them were rubbish. I was like “I’ll show you, I’ll start a blog”. Six years later I’m still going.

I had a period of about 3 months off blogging, and I changed blogs because I wanted a fresh start, but I’m still here.


I started blogging in 1999. I was inspired by a lot of blogs which were mostly done by people who knew how to code in notepad backwards, just kidding about the backwards part.

They were beautiful and amazing feats of HTML. Blogger was pretty much unknown then. The only software was what people came up with themselves. I think there was DiaryLand and LiveJournal, not 100% sure if they were a bit later or not. Anyway, I started blogging cause I wanted to create art online. Art being the blog itself as well as the contents.


Before I started blogging, I knew that there is a possibility to earn money through it. But I believe that if you only blog for money, your blog won’t be a successful one. You must provide valuable information for others while earning an income, like this blog does. I started my blog on January of this year and gathering attention of the people now.I’m enjoying it and working hard to maintain it’s quality while generating an income. I’m still having a poor monthly income. Hope that it will increase in the future.


I started blogging in Sept ‘06 because I wanted to learn more “blogging” and this new thing called “Web 2.0.” I posted my “web finds” and “My SysAd” blogs on Rhys’ toplist and then things sort of went from there.


It’s been one year… a little bit more. I was frustrated with the crime in our country (South Africa) and just after our own personal run in with criminal elements, I started blogging, about misc stuff, but mostly about news (especially crime news).
Didn’t make me an optimist, but it was a place to express your thoughts about the future.

Sorry if I left you out. If I continue to keep getting these great blogging stories of how you got started I’d love to continue posting them.

How did you start blogging?

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4 Comments on this post


  1. sir jorge said:

    i have no friends, so blogging was my way to communicate with an audience, even if that audience seems to be only myself at times.

    March 20th, 2008 at 11:14 am
  2. Matthew Henrickson said:

    Ill be your friend? :)

    March 20th, 2008 at 11:18 am
  3. Crystal said:

    I started blogging about 3 years ago. In a networking chat one day, one of the woman was sharing about blogging, and how you can use a blog to establish yourself as an expert in your field and promote your business. At that time, I was selling wedding gowns – so I started a wedding planning blog and got completely hooked! I later discovered that I could actual make more from the blog itself then from the business I was originally promoting, lol.

    Right now – I have three wedding blogs, a mom-network blog, a personal blog, a design blog, and a memorial blog in honor of my brother.

    March 20th, 2008 at 12:46 pm
  4. Spice said:

    I started blogging about 2 1/2 years ago after we had just made a huge move from New Jersey to Florida. I really didn’t know anyone here so I strated blogging to keep my friends back in NJ up to date with what was going on down here. I’ve met some great people here who also blog and a friend hooked me up and now I blog for Payperpost and the likes. But I still blog because I love to!

    March 20th, 2008 at 1:32 pm


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