Lifecycle of Bloggers

Cute post the other day from MinJungKim on the lifecycle of bloggers. Ha, there are some scarily true tidbits in here.

Having blogged in one form or fashion for the last 6 years or so (not including personal journals that I’ve written in, on paper even, with crayon even, since I was six years old), allow me to personally provide you with a rundown on the lifecycle that I’ve observed from personal bloggers.

Here’s a summarized version.. check her site out for all the funny details. 🙂

#1. Start reading blogs.
#2. You start a blog.
#3. You become a stats whore.
#4. You become really personal on your site as the online and real-life worlds start confusing you.
#5. You faux “retire” from blogging.
#6. You cave back into blogging in less than 72 hours.
#7. You decide to “get serious” about blogging.
#8. You have a pseudo flirty im/blogging/flickr flirting relationship with another blogger whom you have never met
#9. You decide that you must meet other bloggers.
#10. You take a step back and metablog about blogging and what blogging has done about your blogging.
#11. See step 5. Shampoo, rinse, repeat.
#12. You decide that as a result of step 10 and having repeated step 5 more than 3 times in the course of your lifecycle as a blogger, that you need to sanitize or reinvent your blog.
#13. You either lose your job because of blogging, are afraid of losing your job for blogging, or join a company that builds blogging tools.
#14. You decide to start an anonymous livejournal blog.