thanks for wishing!
but um, success? i don't even know what that means anymore! here i am, a person basically interested in blogging, as a way to let people know who i am -- and then before i know it, i am faced with a deluge of terms i never even heard of in all my life, let alone give a damn about them. technoratti, stumble upon, digg, reddit etc etc, blog stats, link building, seo etc etc -- i can go on and on and on. but you have a basic idea here!
not that i care to be a technoratti-topper. i don't know, that kind of goal is just not my thing. i want to blog, bcos i like to get my stuff known, not to be wowed in a chart-topper way.
but, look at me again. the same person, who just wanted to blog, now wants to learn some php. so that she can offer fresh content for other blogs like thefreedictionary does.
hmm, how blogging affects you, depends largely on your mental disposition, i say!