I stumbled upon this post titled Successful Bloggers and How They Got There Start
ShoeMoney.com – Now I really donâ€™t know if this was his first post but here it is – Shoemoney meets a Chihuahuaâ€¦and Paris Hilton. He also runs eliteretreat.info, that has to be the first .info domain that Iâ€™ve seen that actually had something else other than adsense ads.
Its always interesting to read others takes 😉
Here is the story on how I started blogging. I was at my first search engine conference SES San Jose. I met up with my friend Jason from the digitalpoint forums and we got on the subject of blogs. I told him I thought blogs were stupid and I did not understand why anyone would take time out of there day to write a blog when they could be working on stuff or whatever. Well after I got back from San Jose SES I made a photo gallery on my site. Then I wanted a place to put down just random thoughts so I figured what the heck and I pinged Jason and asked him what was that blog software he was talking about. Of course it was wordpress.
I originally used wordpress with gallery integration but I had such a tough time with it that I ended up writing my own integration pieces (that were compatible with my theme and upgrades to wordpress).
My first post was actually a backdate from when I met paris hilton. I really did not think anyone would ever read it. I went weeks without posting. I still thought a blog was very silly for the most part.
How the blog really started getting traffic was from the digitalpoint forum header:
When I started this blog that accounted for about 95% of the traffic to it. Now it still accounts for over 5%.
Anyway thats how it started 😉