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Sunday, January 27, 2008

The doors to the RT cave are still open

The Respiratory Therapy Cave opened its doors to the blogging world just over three months ago, and we have reached our first milestone: 10,000 page impressions.

This technically speaking is not a big deal, except for when I started this blog I figured I'd just be writing to myself. I never expected to pick up regular readers, let alone have 10,000 page impressions three months later.

When I started this I had no clue what a blog even was. By looking at statistics a few days ago, I know now that I was not in the minority, as 92% of Americans that have access to the Internet do not blog. Or, if they do blog, they don't know they are doing it.

In three months I've learned quite a bit about the blogging world, and still have a lot more to learn. I'm still not quite sure what RSS feed is, but I know I use it. I thought I was simply out of the loop, but yesterday I asked my brother, who creates web sites, what RSS feed was and he said he had no clue either.

As far as I know, I'm the only person in Shoreline County who blogs. Not one person I've asked at work blogs.

My brother said people who blog are nerds. I thought that was kind of ironic considering he spends 12 hours a day in front of a computer. If anyone is a nerd, it's him. Hear that Lucky, you're a nerd.

I think it was some character on the Simpson's who defined nerd on a recent episode. NERD: Not Even Relatively Dorky.

So I digress, As far as I know, I am the only person in Shoreline who blogs. That's why I'm not too worried about my boss finding out I'm writing about her on this site. Well, I haven't written anything bad about her yet, but I could.

When I started this I figured I would write something, oh, maybe once a week if not every two weeks. Somehow, to this point, I've managed to find something to write once a day. On days I'm tired I think the writing tank will run dry, but when I'm wide awake ideas flow form my pen like balls on a billiards table.

Am I interesting? Is my writing unique? Is my writing any good? I don't care.

That's the neat thing about having my own blog: I can write about whatever I want.

As a former marketing and journalism student I know I could better target my writing to one specific audience and gain more readers, but that's not the point of this blog.

The point of this blog is to have fun writing about things I'm passionate about. If people are entertained, or learn something in the process, that's a bonus. If I wrote for any other reason than to entertain myself this would cease to be a hobby, and would become another job.

That I definitely don't want.

So I had no clue I'd be here three months later. I thought I'd write a few weeks and then move on to something else. So, for the fact that I'm still here, I have to thank all of you who have clicked on my blog.

Honestly, I didn't have a clue what would happen when I opened the door to the RT Cave to the blogging world. So far, it's been a cool ride.


Breathingthroughschool said...

Congrats on hitting the 10,000 mark. Your blog is interesting, it gives me a hint of what the real RT world is like. Keep up the excellent writing!

sometimesibreathe said...

A RSS feed is basically a "free subscription." I have a RSS feed going to Opera (my internet browser). That way I don't have to visit any sites.