Today’s prompt for Blogtober is Why Did I Start Blogging. So I give you the history of Becster.com.
Starting Out On My Blogging Journey
I started blogging back when I was doing my A Levels – oh wow that would have been almost 15 years ago! I started off on a freebie site – which one I can’t remember. Then I was hosted by a lovely girl who had some excess hosting available. I eventually decided to go it alone and purchase my own name and hosting.
Why did I choose the name Becster.com?
One of my online friends decided to call me Becster and it kind of stuck! I knew my blog/site was always going to be a “my life” sort of blog so I thought I might as well name it as such! Makes me sound so conceited I know!
I blogged under Becster.com for a number of years. Most of those posts have now gone – I may have kept them on an old zip drive somewhere but I can’t find them. I did find one or two old layout images though!
A TCG Post?
For a while Becster.com was simply a place for me to host my trading card game logs. That eventually came to an end when my favourite TCGs started to die. I even owned two TCGs at one time – Depiction (a character TCG) and Polyphonic (a music video TCG). They died when my interest in TCGs waned.
The blog came back in 2010 and stayed around for a while. But eventually I lost interest in it again because all the blogging friends I used to know had moved on. I didn’t know what to do with my blog as I had no audience! Also the old style blog was all manually html coded and that got tedious. I couldn’t keep up with the classy designers out there.
In August 2013 I decided I wanted somewhere I could record my journey into motherhood. I had finally accepted that I didn’t need an audience and that I was happy for the blog to be for me only. For a while I simply used a WordPress free blog but in September 2013 I decided to resurrect Becster.com. WordPress was installed and voila!
During 2014 – when I was up doing the midnight feeds – I started to visit other blogs out there and started to get some regular commenters which was nice!
It’s only in the last year and a half that I’ve started to promote my blog on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. I’ve gained a few followers and whilst I don’t think my blog will ever gain a huge following it’s nice to see visitors! 🙂 I’ve started getting some good little opportunities via the blog and have started going to blogging events. It’s a great community! 🙂
So here’s to the next 15 years of Becster.com!
If you’re a blogger, why did you start blogging? If you’re not, do you fancy it?