If you are interested in publishing your writing -- I just stumbled on a site that you simply have to check out: sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/
. OK, you don't have
to, but you may find it mighty helpful. It's called "Six Questions For..." and it's composed of mini interviews with journal editors. The editors talk about what the journal is looking for, what the editors will reject out of hand, whether the journal will accept material that's been published on a personal blog (most won't), and more. The blog includes a huge number of journals (I refuse to count how many).
One of the most interesting interviews is with the editor of Rattle
. He's one of the few who says he will accept pieces that have been published on personal blogs, pointing out that he himself publishes his work on his blog. He states, "Poetry isn't a commodity -- and that's one of the beauties of it. There's no reason to try to fit it inside an economic model, no reason to promote scarcity by hoarding poems like diamonds in a vault."
I don't know how a place like dA fits into the "personal blog" question. That's a whole 'nother kettle of wax.