Regrets … I have a few … but then again, too few to mention (almost!)



July 24th, 2006

If you're not interested in the blogging process and hearing about the small number of regrets that I have in relation to this blog (don't worry, I'm not binning the blog or anything), then feel free to ignore this post! 

ProBlogger Darren Rowse has run a fascinating series of posts entitled If I had to Start My Blog Again ... where he asked a number of high profile bloggers what they'd do differently if they had to start their blog from scratch (the responses are here and they are worth reading).

Darren's now started a group writing project and is encouraging other bloggers to post their thoughts ... well, here are mine!

So, what would I do differently if I started the PC Doc blog again tomorrow? 

The answer is not much really.  Overall I've been well pleased with the success of this blog, going from a dozen or so readers back in May of 2005 to now getting well over 250,000 visitors a month.  The purpose of starting this blog was primarily to help people and I feel that I'm accomplishing that.  I'm now getting tons of great feedback from visitors so that's made the whole effort worthwhile.

However, I do have a few, niggling regrets.  Nothing major (as long as I don't focus on them too much ), but if I had to start again from scratch, I would certainly fix them from the start:

  • Why did I put this blog in a directory called wordpress?  That was a dumb move!  A really dumb move!  I sure wouldn't do that again!
  • I know I don't have a time machine, but if I did, I'd go back to 1999 and start this blog back then.
  • I'd read more blogs - more tech related blogs, you know, people who actually "do" stuff
  • I'd read fewer blogs - fewer "yak" and "me too" blogs.  I no longer care about what some A-list blogger thinks about everything.  I'm a lot happier and my readers (especially Constant Reader) get a lot more from the blog now that my head is out of the blogosphere echo chamber

See, nothing major!  Basically I'm over the moon with the success that this blog has experienced, I just wish I'd done a few things differently right at the beginning.

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