I just went through my blog roll (those that I follow) and found a whole lot of dead blogs. Some blogs I don’t even remember anymore how I found. Like Lois’ blog for example, I’ve been reading her blog since I signed up here and now I just consider her part of my blog routine (in saying that, I mean that I enjoy her blog :-)). But many of the other blogs that I started following over two years ago are dead now… or perhaps just dormant?
When I just started I had a grand vision. I wanted to use my camera a lot more than I do. I started the blog with the aim of doing it for a year, and then just see what I could be bothered doing. One year passed, and I blogged a photo almost every day. But some things changed. I used my phone more and more to capture the life in Vienna, and my camera started to gather dust. And perhaps that’s just a natural evolution when I think of it… every day is a bit of a high frequency for something as demanding as dragging a SLR around and post processing all photos before they end up on the blog – daily. So, ok, I use my phone most of the time, and most of the time the photos are not processed. But I kept at it. For one year… for two years… now I’m on my third year, and I’m still enjoying it! That’s where I’m at right now, I want to do it for as long as I have the motivation to do it.
Now that I have passed the two year mark however I’m more relaxed. I’m very happy to share other Viennese bloggers’ posts on my blog, to show the world that there is much out there to cover, and hopefully they also get some traffic from that. On a day where I’m stuck inside working, I’m very happy if a fellow Viennese blogger has something interesting to share!
I’ve also learned that it matters WHEN I post. I never would have thought that. Posts that I post during my evening are not nearly as popular as when I schedule them to appear between 11am and 3pm. How weird is that?!
Now that I’ll be moving into the final six months of my PhD, with lots of writing and a shrinking amount of free time I wonder if I’ll be able to keep it up. I hope so, and I’ll try! I’m more used to reading the blogs I follow than the news paper nowadays. 🙂