I have been a blogger for some time now. I started blogging when I was doing my post grads. But I wasn’t quite serious about it. I was still trying to figure out what I wanted to do in my blog. Then again restarted my blog in 2011 where I wanted to share what I write – fiction, books – it was more or less substituting my journaling or diary writing. Today in 2016, I am pretty clear what I want from my blog. Currently both my blogs Tina Basu and Twinkling Tina Cooks are my identities and I am almost obsessed with my blogs now.

So today I thought I’ll share some fun facts about Blogging. See if you knew anything like that!

Fun Facts About Blogging

  1. In April 1999, Peter Merholz rearranged the letters in web log and came up with term we blog. This is how the term blog was coined.
  2. About 59 million new posts are published every month on blogs. Total number of comments in one month is about 49 million – that’s a staggering stat.
  3. The highest earning blog is Huffington Post. They earn over $28 million – And I wish to write for them sometime
  4. About 27% bloggers are full time bloggers – I am one of them!
  5. Making money (good amount of money) takes time. About 20% professional bloggers are in the business for at least 6 years. Now since I have started entering the league I can tell you – blogging isn’t – star-a-blog-get-rich-fast kind of thing. It takes time to build your ground.
  6. There are more women bloggers compared to men


Happiness in Blogging

I am just happy currently that I am blogging. I don’t think my blogs as an online diary now. It is much more than that. Knowledge sharing is extremely important in growing yourself. I learn every day and I learn from my fellow bloggers. Blogging has made me realize I have so many different interests and I am in the process of revisiting most of them. I have taken up pencils again and am sketching and doodling often.

As an extension of this knowledge sharing and community love I have started the following sections on my blog. So it’s all about spreading knowledge and happiness around.

#ThankfulThursdays – Weekly Link Up on gratitude prompts. Join me and Amrita in spreading some gratitude

#FridayFotoFiction – Weekly Link up on fiction prompt. If you are wondering if you can write fiction or not, don’t think any more, write a 100 word fiction on the photo prompt and link with me and Mayuri.

#SaturdayTutorials – I am going to share my know-hows on blogging, designing, writing and everything I do. Follow the instructions and step by step tutorials and make your blog beautiful!

Do you enjoy blogging? Tell me why did you start blogging and what gives you happiness?

Linking this post to #HappySundays by Menaka & Mayuri. Also Linking this post to #MondayMusing at Everyday Gyan. Joining Mel Ford’s Microblog Mondays and Mac Glanville’s  linky #mg


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#PatronusBuddies calling everyone out to add your post links here.


8 Comments on Happiness & Fun Facts on Blogging – #PatronusBuddies Week 2

  1. Alison (MadHouseMum)
    November 8, 2016 at 1:31 am (2 years ago)

    Wow – some of those stats…HOW MANY POSTS ARE PUBLISHED?!! This was a really interesting read. Like all bloggers, I find it so cathartic.I love sharing my thoughts with others. Thank you for sharing yours. Alison x #mg

  2. Mother of 3
    November 8, 2016 at 2:34 am (2 years ago)

    I love blogging. I started my blog as a diary to keep track of what we covering each day when we first began homeschooling. I have finally ventured away from just homeschooling/ day in the life posts and blog recipes, book lists, homeschooling advice, etc. I love the sense of connection it gives me and the creative outlet I crave being home with my three boys.
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  3. Dipannita (womanzie)
    November 8, 2016 at 11:16 am (2 years ago)

    Great Information Tina! Thanks a ton…. I started blogging in the year 2012, after I thought that my words should travel from my personal Diary to the world. Though, I was not sure how to carry forward the blogging experience. Then, I got married and after a gap of almost a year 2014-2015, I again started and took it seriously, bought my domain and how I really enjoy sharing my thoughts with the world. A long way to go!

  4. Esha
    November 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow! Very useful facts…I like that! Blogging happened quite accidentally to me about a year and a half back and I’m hoping I shall be able to continue blogging and think of buying my own domain very soon. Still a long way to go on the blogging journey…one step at a time!

  5. Mayuri Nidigallu
    November 8, 2016 at 5:36 pm (2 years ago)

    So many things I didn’t know, but now I do, thanks to this fun post, Tina! I used to always wonder how the term ‘Blog’ came along, thank you for sharing that , and more.

  6. Deepali Adhikary
    November 11, 2016 at 10:35 am (2 years ago)

    Its just a crazy world out there. Isnt it? But one thing I have realized….it is addictive. And you know what I like most about blogging. Getting to know new and interesting people, like you. Wish you a great life ahead!

  7. Mackenzie Glanville
    November 13, 2016 at 8:43 am (2 years ago)

    Wow I didn’t even ever think where the word blog came from! Great facts! #mg


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