Sunday, 14 November 2010
Goodness, how time flies. It's been two whole years since I started this little blog - with precious little idea of what I was getting myself into.
Two years ago, I had precisely no readers, and was taken by surprise any time anyone commented; now, I get hundreds of hits on every post.
Two years ago, I didn't even know it was possible to make money or gather freebies from this gig; now, I get more offers from PR firms than I'll ever be able to accommodate.
Two years ago, you wouldn't have found me if you'd typed my name into Google; now I'm on the front page of search results for several recipes, too.
But none of these things explain the addictive quality of blogging. I love blogging because I love to travel. Reading blogs gives me the chance to take dozens of trips across the globe - without even needing to leave my living room. Of course some people write about their own travels, but I don't just mean that: I also love the little glimpses into everyday lives and cultures different from my own, and the historical memoirs from times before I was born, and recipes for dishes I may never have sampled. Through the world of blogging, I get to experience many times what I could normally fit into one lifetime.
How about you? What's your favourite thing about blogging?
PS I'm planning something big and Christmassy for December, more details soon!