Happy Bloggiversary to Me!

Exactly one year ago today, I wrote the first post for Bertram’s Blog:

Am I an aspiring writer? I have written 4 books, rewritten them, and will continue rewriting them until they are perfected.

No. I am not an aspiring writer. I am aspiring to be a published writer.

I wrote that post in response to a question on Author’s Blogs, a directory for . . . ta da . . . author’s blogs. I had to categorize myself as “published writer” or “aspiring writer”, and since I wasn’t published, I could only choose aspiring writer. Here I am, a year and 179 blog posts later, still aspiring to be a published writer. I am closer today than I was a year ago, or if not closer, at least readier to take on the job of self-promotion when the need arises. And I am still trying to perfect those books.

One thing I never expected, when I set up Bertram’s Blog, is how much I like writing and publishing my articles. I feel safe here, away from the ratings rampage of other sites, and it gives me the freedom to say what I want. I don’t write about controversial topics, so I don’t have the viewers that other blogs do, but still, the last couple of months I’ve been getting almost a hundred hits a day. Not bad for someone who didn’t even know what blogging was a year ago.

One mistake I made was in tagging my posts. I tagged with search engines in mind but didn’t think to tag them for my own use. I’ve posted many articles about my work-in-pause (can’t call it a work-in-progress if it’s not progressing), and I’d like to reread those articles, but I never tagged them WIP. So, in celebration of my bloggiversary, and to have a home for future articles and research pertaining to my WIP, I started a new blog, Dragon My Feet.

A fitting gift for a bloggiversary.

6 Responses to “Happy Bloggiversary to Me!”

  1. Margay Says:

    I know I am a day late, but I wanted to congratulate you on this milestone. Well done!

  2. Bertram Says:

    Thank you, Margay. It was an interesting year. May this next year be even more interesting!

  3. K.S. Clay Says:

    I’m glad you’ve made it a year on your blog. Now make it another year. I enjoy reading it. I just checked and I guess my own bloggiversary will be next month. Wow. It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long. Time goes by so fast, doesn’t it?

  4. Bertram Says:

    K.S., I’m planning on writing this for another year. I like writing about writing. Be sure to let me know when you get published. I’d like to have you as a guest!

  5. James Says:

    Hi Pat. Happy bloggiversity. As long as the blogging works for you, keep it up. I always like to hear your views about the craft of writing.

  6. Claire Collins Says:

    Well Happy Bloggiversary!

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