This post is about my blogging experiences or observations when i first started it last 2004 compared to when i came back, 2008.
I started the interest for websites when i was in high school, i played around MS Publisher and made an offline site about our high school class. When i was in my second year college, i saw my classmate's xanga and became interested with blogs. I used blogspot and then was hosted by some kind private domain owners. I remembered i had subdomains in, dynamikz.org, brokensonnet.com, fall-out.org, I think those domains are nowhere to be found now. I became busy with school and church so i stopped at late 2006 until i ended my college. I tried to make some blogs but they were not succesful. I came back after college and the blogging world became a little different.
1.) My online friends are people with the same age as mine (at that time), teenagers and talented aspiring artists.
2.) We design our own layouts/themes and i was looking forward to see new designs almost monthly.
3.) Tagboards were empty or half-empty. XD
4.) Blogs were more diary-like, people were quite emo.
5.) No-no to advertisements.
1.) My online friends are people of different ages, mostly 20 up like me.
2.) Most people use pre-designed templates.
3.) Tagboards are busy and often victim to spamming. XD
4.) More information in blogs, lesser personal stuff.
5.) More advertisements, more possible earnings.
I think BEFORE still exists it's just me that shifted from BEFORE to NOW or this blog is actually a mix. BUT still, we can not deny the change that online marketing has done with the blogging world.
I have 450+ MB unused space (for now) in boatsong.net, i'm thinking of having subdomain hostees but i have to learn about it before accepting hostees.