I stumbled upon this post titled Successful Bloggers and How They Got There Start
ShoeMoney.com – Now I really don’t know if this was his first post but here it is – Shoemoney meets a Chihuahua…and Paris Hilton. He also runs eliteretreat.info, that has to be the first .info domain that I’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 😉