Kirsten on December 31st, 2007 6:26 pm
Heard about this blog through the release of Aussie Bloggers Forum. I’m looking forward to what a blogging blog for personal bloggers has to say - we are definitely an underserved niche!
Lani Giesen on December 31st, 2007 7:45 pm
Thanks for leaving a comment, Kirsten. I couldn’t agree with that last statement more! I hope you’ll find it useful, or food for thought at least. It’s not far away now.
Lee on January 1st, 2008 5:13 pm
I’m actually really excited about this concept too - I used to write for a blog that originally focused on personal bloggers with a little stuff about making money and then it went nuts and everything became about making money on the blog. So it’s great to see this!!
Lani Giesen on January 1st, 2008 8:38 pm
Hi Lee, I might have to hunt that down and dig around in the archives!
mountainmama on January 2nd, 2008 12:09 pm
Looks great, Lani, and I’m really interested in the concept. Have been exploring the boundaries and parameters of personal blogging in some of my own posts. Another one for my feed - I’m looking forward to the grand opening.
Des Walsh on January 2nd, 2008 2:02 pm
I look forward to the launch. I’m sure there will be a great deal of interest. Yes, there is a big concentration these days on blogging for dollars, but that’s not universal. In China, where there are something like 47 million active bloggers, the emphasis is on personal blogs. And not so long ago there was a report that suggested that in Japan there is also both a large number of bloggers and that the majority of them are of the personal diary type.
Joh on January 2nd, 2008 9:19 pm
Go Lani Go!! I know this is going to be an awesome resource. I am excited for you. I’m subscribing right away.
Lani Giesen on January 2nd, 2008 10:33 pm
Thanks to all of you. And thank you for the link Des. I have a feeling it will come in very handy. It seems there is some excitement about this idea, which I’m very glad of. As Kirsten said, personal bloggers seem under-served. Hopefully this will develop and become an “awesome resource”. (Way to put the pressure on, Joh!)
jeanie on January 3rd, 2008 9:32 pm
Great idea - anything that can make me shift my gaze from my own navel would be helpful on my personal blog journey - it is a fairly fascinating navel, though!!! Nice to “meet” you on the forum.
Naomi on January 5th, 2008 7:16 am
Yup, add me to the ‘intrigued and waiting impatiently’ crowd, But also a little amused that your ‘how often do you read blogs about blogging?’ poll got a ‘never’ vote - seems a vaguely impossible answer.
Lani Giesen on January 5th, 2008 9:12 am
And Jeanie, isn’t it amazing how often we recognise our own navel lint in the navels of others?! Naomi, I’ll be setting that date very soon, I promise! I’m giggling about the vaguely impossible answer. Never might be a a slight exaggeration!
Rodney Olsen on January 5th, 2008 2:32 pm
What a great idea. There are so many blogs telling me how to serve my niche better but having a personal blog means I’m writing about anything and everything. I’m looking forward to the posts beginning.
Lani Giesen on January 9th, 2008 11:49 am
Rodney, sorry I took so long to respond. The “niche” advice is probably the most confusing for personal bloggers. I will be talking about that here. Or starting the conversation, at least!
David Rader on January 10th, 2008 10:27 pm
It’s smelling good! The Henry Miller quote is a nice spice too.
ShadowKnight on January 12th, 2008 3:29 pm
Great resource Lani. With the commitment you have shown your blog and the Aussie Blogging Forums community I know you will make this a great success. I will be subscribing to the feed.
Lani Giesen on January 12th, 2008 3:30 pm
Ahh, having the perfect quote from Henry Miller made me very happy. He’s one of my favourite authors. And the launch date is set. Tuesday the 15th. I’m starting with a question so I hope all of you will be around to put your two cents in.
Kirsten on January 12th, 2008 4:39 pm
I’m marking it on my calendar! Rodney, a personal blog means your niche is YOU, at least, that’s what it means to me. I’m just thrilled that people enjoy reading what I write, and I’m really looking forward to this blog here.
Mike Macgirvin on January 12th, 2008 9:48 pm
Just hope it’s not a trivia question about cricket. Best of luck on the launch.
Fat Kid Unleashed on January 13th, 2008 7:06 pm
I was randomly stumbling through profiles when this site name caught my eye. I’ll be sure to keep an eye out. Hope to see you guys launch soon.
Lani Giesen on January 13th, 2008 8:59 pm
Mike, you’ll be safe from the cricket trivia here. I don’t know any.FKU, we’re launching this Tuesday. Hope to see you here.