So, how long have you been blogging?

So, how long have you been blogging?




One of the most often asked question that’s thrown at me is how long I’ve been into blogging. It has been close to seven (7) years already and in internet years, that’s like an eternity.

Which brings me to another curious thought — what’s the average age of a regular blogger nowadays?

Go ahead and answer our poll for the week — How long have you been blogging?


 

The options are less than a year, just over a year, between 2 to 3 years, over 3 years and over 5 years. I only know of very few bloggers who’ve been blogging for more than 5 years so I’m betting on the “just over a year” on this poll.

There are also those who tried blogging ages ago, then stopped for a while. Which blogging age do you consider? I’d go for the latest continuous blogging years. That means if you blogged between 1998 – 2001, stopped, then started again in 2003 until today, take the 2003-2007 blogging age range instead of the 1998-2007.

Don’t forget to submit your answers to the poll on the right side of the side columns.

P.S.
There’s another curious question that’s been bugging me for some time. How do you know that a blog is dead? Is it considered dead after a month, a year of being not updated?

I think it’s still subjective. A witty answer I’d always throw out is “if the blogger forgets his or her login/password, then maybe the blog is dead“. What do you think?



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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37 Responses

  1. Jeffrey says:

    I started blogging around 2002, but those were just test blogging. So my official start was last October 2006.

    Approximately 9 months, and my age then was 33 years.

  2. noemi says:

    I started blogging in 1997 but stopped for many years. I resumed in May 2000 then stopped again. My continuous blogging without hiatus started on February 24, 2006 . I have been blogging for 18 months. I was 48 years old.

  3. When is a blog dead? Here are some suggestions:

    21 days blogless, for blogs updated on a daily basis. 3 months blogless, for blogs updated weekly. 6 months blogless, for blogs updated monthly.

    Of course, you can always resurrect dead blogs. Zomblogs? :-)

  4. JP Loh says:

    I started mid-2004 but entries were more personal.

    I think a blog is considered dead when all the entries are gone and unretrievable. I like to believe that the primary purpose of a web log is archiving.

    A blog’s freshness shouldn’t be the primary basis of its “life”. As long as it was able to record events, information or knowledge then retrieve them, it’s alive for me.

    But that’s just me. I know there are a lot of people who take blogging more seriously than I do.

  5. BrianB says:

    Almost one year na! One month na lang? Not a millionaire yet like Yuga.

  6. jhay says:

    Been blogging seriously for 2 years now. There were a couple of incidents that thanks to my half-life memory, I forgot my password to my blog.

    It’s a good thing I keep a text file of those site usernames and passwords in my drive otherwise, my blog would’ve been long dead.

  7. jun says:

    2 years thereabouts.

    Akin to JPLoh’s logic – a blog does not die. As long as there is a way to retrieve it, it lives. Even if it gets deleted, there is always the wayback machine.

  8. issai says:

    since december 2006. lol… noob pa ako compared kay abe!!! lol!!!!

  9. aaron says:

    I started at 2002, 2nd year high school. I lost all my logs at the great ‘tinamaan sa kidlat ang pc ko’ moment. :(

  10. Lauren says:

    Been blogging since December 1996, with no hiatuses whatsoever. :D

  11. dwek says:

    I’ve been blogging nonsense since 2006 :)

    I remember my host erased everything without even telling me. I don’t have a copy of my blog’s db so I tried searching my posts in Google and used Google’s cache to recover some of my posts

  12. RNHalawi says:

    im blogging for almost a year na..and my only satisfactory is when I receive my AdSense monthly cheque via DHL.. lolz. anyway my blogs http://teampilipinas.blogspot.com and http://pinoyfreelance.blogspot.com, YUGA keep us updated!!! astig ka!

  13. Ade says:

    I’ve been blogging since 2003, but I started blogging for real, with a niche audience and with a sound concept for my blog, back in January 2006.

  14. Gloria says:

    sa september 3 years na.

  15. marhgil says:

    blogging since 2004, hopping from one platform to another, with no hiatuses. ;)

  16. Aiza says:

    I’ve been blogging for a little over 4 years now. Hehe.

  17. Noelle says:

    My earliest blog entries (not on my current blog) were back in December 2000. I was 16.

  18. Rob says:

    been blogging since 2004 my first platform was at xanga. hehe.

  19. Dexter says:

    Oops a newbee here been blogging since December 2006

  20. Sidney says:

    March 25, 2005.
    I don’t understand why I am still blogging.

  21. jash says:

    started with blogspot 2003 for several months then stopped. last june or july 2007, was shocked to discover that my blog was still active after non-activity/non-update for several years.

  22. Started 2004 and got serious around 2005 (also put comics on my blog around that time. I’m 31 years old. :)

  23. Mae says:

    since 2003 here :)

  24. pao says:

    i’ve been blogging since 2003, then got my domain in 2004. i’m 27 years old and somehow i just don’t see myself not blogging anytime soon. i like blogging, it helps me release stress, helps me do something creative with my time. it’s funny, but blogging helped pull me through some of the most difficult parts of my life (when my father died, when my relationship failed, etc).

  25. jamie says:

    been blogging since november 2003

  26. AnP says:

    blogging (personal) since 1999. problogging since 2005.

  27. Jaypee says:

    Been blogging since 2002 but lost all my previous posts when my free web host got hacked. I didn’t do or have any backups then so if you see my blog archives the earliest is only from 2005.

  28. Elizar says:

    I’ve been recording my life since early 2006 siguro.. i don’t even know wordpress then.. manual entry using notepad then upload.. :)

    Then I learned of bBlog (which is dead btw).. after bBlog, hello WordPress! :)

  29. rain says:

    Since 2001, over at weblogger.com

  30. atomicgirl says:

    This was a really good question. If not, I would never have known that I have been blogging for five years already! Yey me!

  31. nina says:

    I’ve been blogging since 1998, but you wouldn’t see traces of it online…it’s just so embarassing XD

  32. whatsuplb says:

    Just realized that I started my blog a year ago yesterday. It sort of opened a whole new world to me – the blogging world.

  33. ka edong says:

    More than 3 years.
    Birth of Technobiography was on April 11, 2004 .

  34. Lisa says:

    I can’t remember exact dates but I’ve been blogging for most of 7 years now. I’ve deleted all of my old blogs already (hopefully). I just started again a few months back. I’m 25.

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