I have been trying to come up with a side project for weeks. One thing I have noticed over the years is that as time goes by I am having a harder and harder time with coming up with blog posts. Sometimes I go weeks, months or even years. Yes… years without posting. I don’t want to get rid of the domain or blog ever. It’s part of who I am. It’s something I have enjoyed doing for about 20 years. I started blogging during a very dark time in my life which I am not going to get into because that is not what this post is about but it has helped me tremendously during the years and then more recently just as a way to unwind and try to show some of my creativity and express my thoughts.
Anyways, back to the subject, sorry got a bit sidetracked there. So I was having trouble coming up with an idea and while doing some thinking I came to the conclusion that maybe I was thinking too hard. Maybe I should just do something that has already been done but revamp it and give it a unique twist. Something along the lines of BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo if anyone even remembers or knows what that is. So I decided to create The BloggerHop.
I wanted a way for myself and other bloggers like myself to be able to discover new blogs, find new interests, and maybe even connect with some past bloggers they’ve maybe lost track of. There are a ton of self-hosted blog directories out there and there is always the links pages on the blogs that you love but I thought why not make it more fun, interactive and interesting. [...]