Thursday, December 14, 2006

My 200th Blog Post

This just snuck up on me. I didn't realise that today's post would be my 2ooth! I was just going to write a bit about my friends from High School.

200 posts? Have I reallyspewed out that much rubbish?

That's a lot of writing and without a doubt, would make an impressive word count. Hell, I'd have a novel by now if I stuck exclusively to one topic.

I originally started blogging here because my pal, Purplesimon, suggested that it was a good way to plumb one's creativity and to get some writing out. So my intention was to write up my short stories and stick them up on the web.

I have written fewer stories and more vignettes, reviews, bits of rubbish and my ficiton blog, Tastes Like Llama, has been sadly neglected. At some point during this year, I turned into a blogging maniac. And sadly, these have been neglected too.

My creative energy has not been quite the same since July. Not sure why. I reckon that I have been joining several other bloggers in wondering what the purpose of my own blog should be. Quite a few people, like Chris, have changed their approach, while others, like Purplesimon, have elected to leave the blogosphere for the time being.

Having 200 posts up here has made me question my whole approach to blogging. I have several blogs, which I have not been able to update as regularly as I would like. I am thinking of getting rid of one or two, perhaps consolodating some... Not sure. But I do think a new approach for 2007 would be in order. Not sure what, though.

I like this particular blog because it is personal and it has all my reviews on it. I am going to have to have a serious think about the rest.

In the meantime, enjoy! Tomorrow we'll resume the regular service, with my third voted for piece: High School Friends.


  1. If you consolodate what if you have certain days for one type thing, and certain days for others. You could type and save them at anytime, but only publish on that proposed day. Just a thought. :)

    It does sneak up on you, doesn't it? Just before I stopped posting on my Reflections blog, I noticed I managed to get over 500 posts.

  2. Pleeeeeeze don't kill the Jesus blog!

  3. Congrats on your 200th, Tanya! Very exciting. I really keep an eye on this stuff. I was looking forward to my 500th from about #401!

    I deleted a couple of my blogs the other day. I wasn't using them, and no one was going to them, so I figured I'd streamline my dashboard a bit. And then I added the movie reviews one, so...

  4. Woo hoo! 200 posts. Like a lot of fellow bloggers, I've started and then deleted a number of blogs for various reasons. I think if it's something that you post about regularly (like *A's movie reviews) then perhaps it does warrant a seperate blog but if you're only posting sporadically, why not just merge it with your main one? You could always have links set up on the side which lists the recent posts for various topics.

  5. Congrats on 200, Tanya! I must be hovering around that number myself, but at the rate I'm going it will be a few weeks before there is any cause for celebration... especially with Blogger being er, shall we say difficult.

    Hurrah for you!

  6. Well I am pretty new in your neck of the woods.. but if you decide to join some blogs up i think that would be great. I would hate to see you shut down this site, and your tastes like llama.

    Happy 200th, and here's to 200 more!! At least!!