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October 3rd, 2006 · 5 Comments

If you read my post the other week about writing for the web then you’ll be familiar with Liz Strauss. Liz writes a blog called Successful Blog. It does what it says on the tin. It contains a wealth of information that should be essential reading for anyone who writes for the web.

Liz was recently interviewed over at TechZOnline and it is well worth a read. One thing that made me sit up was the following quote by Liz which I hope both Liz and TechZOnline are happy with me quoting below.

When you started out blogging, what was the scene like?

Gee, it wasn’t really that long ago, you know. I started blogging in July of 2005. I don’t what’s my perception and what’s reality. I can say this there were about 1/3 as many blogs and it sure seemed easier to keep up with what was going on. The 3-D world didn’t pay any attention at all.

Things were a lot more wild west feeling.

Look how fast things move. A 2/3 increase in the number of blogs since July ’05. I’m a late starter myself. The first blog I started work on was in the first quarter of this year despite having been active on the Web for over ten years. In an article on SB, Liz mentions her excitement at hitting the top 750,000 out of 15 million blogs on Technorati. At last count there were over 50 million blogs on Technorati.

If you blog, do yourself a favour. Mooch on over to the link to your right marked Successful Blog and give it a click. Hey. I’ll make it even easier for you. Click here. You won’t regret it.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • TechZ // Oct 4, 2006 at 1:07 pm

    Hey Mike, appreciate the trackback! I’m very happy that the interview was such a hit, and so many people enjoyed reading all about Liz and her blogging story.

    You’ve got quite a nice blog here Mike, and Ainslie over at WebGazette did a great job releasing this theme.

  • Mike // Oct 4, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    Hi TechZ,

    No worries. I enjoyed reading the interview and found it useful so always like to give credit where it’s due.

    Yeah Ainslie came up with a nice, clean theme but I really must get round to adding a little bit of Mike to it 😉

    Cheers,

    Mike

  • Liz Strauss // Oct 8, 2006 at 3:33 am

    Gee, Mike, thanks for thinking that what I said was worth quoting, and for the lovely compliment before that. I do love what I do fiercely, and it’s great to hear that you find it useful.

    TechZ is one special guy and gives an outstanding interview. 😉
    Liz

  • Mike // Oct 8, 2006 at 10:25 pm

    No worries, Liz. I thought it was well worth sharing with people.

    Thanks again for the SOB. I’ll have to keep on saying nice things about people 😉

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