September 17, 2008

Blogging Advice

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Questions from Amy:

What is one thing you wish you knew about blogging when you started or what advice would you give a newbie blogger? When I started blogging I knew nothing, absolutely nothing, about blogging. I was learning on the fly. I'm more a hands on learner so most of the time I sort of just discovered things as I went along. I'm still learning. I'm not sure if it was available at the time but I would advise any new blogger to sign up for Google Reader or Bloglines and use it to keep track of the blogs you visit. Believe me, it will make your life easier. You want to visit other blogs regularly and it's easy to forget where you were 2 days ago.

What is your best blogging tip? Hmm... Write in your own style. Say what you would say in real life. Never try to be someone else or copy their style. That's typical Mom advice: Be Yourself!

10 comments :

  1. I completely agree with the "be yourself" advice. It's so easy to fall into the trap of trying to write like your favorite blogger. It's the variety that makes the community interesting!

    Lezlie

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  2. I agree with you and Lezlie - it is important to be yourself - that way people get to know the "real" you.

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  3. I completely agree with your tip.

    Google reader is so wonderful. I really don't know how I ever managed without it. I also knew nothing about blogging when I started. Like you, I just learned as I went along.

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  4. I love your advice. I didn't discover GR until a couple months ago...lol! I am a late bloomer about everything. :)

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  5. I agree with the "Be Yourself" advice and also to subscribe to Bloglines. I love Bloglines! It occasionally freaks me out when I see how many unread posts I have but at least that way you've got half a chance to read everyone in a more or less timely fashion. I read a lot of knit blogs too and we work a little differently than book blogs or other kind of blogs.

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  6. great advice! and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  7. Chris, well said!

    I completely agree about BlogLines or Google Reader. BlogLines was a godsend for me.

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  8. The "typical mom advice" is good advice--and yes! a reader is a must in order to keep up. Well said, Chris.

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  9. Google Reader saved my life, even before I started blogging...it was a nice place to gather all my "ignore work and have fun instead" links!

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  10. I agree as well. Everyone has their own voice, and that's what we appreciate about our favorite bloggers!

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