In conjunction with some open source investigations today, I came across a reference from Technorati that there were more than 10 million blogs currently in existence, with growth doubling every five months. A latter reference from BlogPulse suggested that the number of blogs was closer to 11 million!
The phenomenal growth rate of this medium convinced me to investigate setting up my own blog and understanding better what this new medium is all about. This date marks the initiation of this blog site.
Author’s Note: I actually decided to commit to a blog on April 27, 2005, and began recording soon thereafter my steps in doing so. Because of work demands and other delays, the actual site was not released until July 18, 2005. To give my ‘Preparing to Blog …’ postings a more contemporaneous feel, I arbitrarily changed posting dates on this series one month forward, which means some aspects of the actual blog were better developed than some of these earlier posts indicate. However, the sequence and the content remain unchanged. A re-factored complete guide will be posted at the conclusion of the ‘Preparing to Blog …’ series, targeted for release about August 18, 2005. mkb