Zero to Sixty: The 6-Month Blogiversary Story

On the 6 month blogiversary of Sourcerer, Gene’O has written a post that pretty well encapsulates his side of things. Mine is pretty similar–the weeks of thought, conversations, etc. But that decision just to start one day, November 2 specifically came for three reasons: 1) I discovered that November was National Blog Posting Month; 2) We were trying to raise last-minute funds for the Rolling with Kings fundraising campaign; and 3) I decided that if I didn’t just start posting one day, I’d never start blogging—and it was something I wanted to do.

Here, 6 months later, we’ve got a wonderful network of contributors, readers, and commenters, and we’re looking forward to another 6 months.

Sourcerer

When I rolled out of bed on October 26, 2013, I had no social media presence whatsoever. Just an email account. That’s not to say I was a n00b. I’d been studying the blogosphere for more than 10 years at that point. I had an online life in the early 2000’s, and I enjoyed it, but eventually I walked away. I am one of the lucky few who have experienced the joy removing oneself from the Internet, which is all but impossible today. I am reincarnated, in a way. I managed to engineer a fresh start.

I joined Facebook on Oct. 27. @parttimemonster and @quaintjeremy helped me, and we built a network of about 100 followers for me in 3 days.

Of course, it did not just occur to me on Oct. 27 to get into the social media. We’d been planning since spring. We thought very carefully about my entrance…

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  1. Just read your note at the top. It is perfect. Here’s my response:

    1) At the time, I had no idea November was National Blog Posting Month. 2) I’ve forgotten how important the Rolling with Kings fundraising was in those early months; and 3) The posting is like other forms of writing – easy to put off. You made the right decision.

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  2. Oh! you reblogged it.

    I’ve been offline for hours, just catching up.

    I didn’t think it was that good – thought I could do better for the six-month post, or at least it should have had an image. But when it’s time to post, it’s just time to post.

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