Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Interview Panel: Blogging

There has been talk of blogger flux of late and this question asked of the superchilled panel might answer some questions about the art of blogging...

How long have you been blogging and what has been the best thing you’ve gotten out of it?

Aussielicious: About to have my second blogging anniversary. I get some great emails from people saying my blog has helped them. I've also met some amazing people who've become good friends. (Superchilled note: he's just now passed 2 years)

Gay Banker: Since February 2005 and it's been my therapy through difficult times.

London Preppy: About 9 months. Family Guy series 1 in the post.

Single in the City: I started blogging in January 2006 (it was my new year's resolution) and have kept going with over 100,000 hits (a lot for a gay blog without naked pictures). The best thing is the amazing friendships I've made through the blog!

Superchilled: Since March 2007 (though I started a few blogs for friends before this). Some fantastic connection with people I least expected from all kinds of places.

The Green Light at the end of the Dock: I have been blogging about 9 months. Two bests – the fact that it acts as a Diary, I have always wanted to keep one but never have, the second is some of the people I have gotten to know.

What are your experiences / thoughts on blogging?


Steven said...

My reason: It's a hell of a lot cheaper than therapy.

Monty said...

I've been blogging just over a year now, and I have found it invaluable as "therapy"; being relatively new to the gay world, receiving feedback has been really helpful; and I've met buckets of great people!

Sue said...

I have been blogging since February 2006. Brenton convinced me to get into it so that I could have an outlet for my writing. I am so hooked now, that I cannot imagine living without it. I have made so many friends all over the world through blogging!

Tom Cat from Bondi Beach said...

Likewise : I have made some terrific cyber friends, read about people's lives which are usually very different to mine, grown a bit, re-considered issues a bit, laughed a lot, winced a bit and tried to comfort when necessary.

Blogs are a window to the Big Wide World out there.

peter von amsterdam said...

I started 9 months ago and have reached over 47,000 hits in those few months, it still amazes me.

On my pages I will take you with me on my struggle to become slimmer [and smarter in a way], but also some information on Amsterdam & the Netherlands, since you can't write about slimming all the time. A regular feature is the Thursday Recipe, I'm slimming but I do like to eat well!

Thru the blog I've made some great friends the world over... and that's because I'm not writing in my native tongue.