It’s fun, it’s creative and it helps me meet people across the country.
I’m still new at this whole blogging thing, well not really new new because I’ve been blogging on and off for about 4+ years now. But I’m new to consistently blogging.
Here’s what I’ve learned from blogging and I’m sure I have much more to learn:
1) post often – the more you post the more your blog will be indexed with Google
2) comment on the blogs you read – I don’t get a lot of comments and that’s okay. Someday though. But I comment on the blogs I read and think it’s important to comment. Commenting gets you involved and helps others to see your name and perhaps click on your link to your site.
3) pictures are key – I remember years ago reading about how you should never have a post without a picture and I try to follow that with every post. If anything, pictures make your posts more appealing.
4) learn the basics of social media. I love social media, I’m kind of a social media junkie so I lucked out on this one. I use HootSuite and schedule posts to my twitter and my facebook page once I write a post. Now I don’t have to take time out of my day to send a tweet or a facebook status update. It does it for me.
5) be true to yourself – my first blog was a lot about DIY projects. I love DIY projects, but I don’t have time to do 3-4 projects a week to keep my blog updated. Props to the people that can complete 4 DIY projects a week, I do not know how you do it! I simply do not have it in me. This blog is so much more me… I can talk about my real life, post some DIY projects, and share what inspires me. I am influenced by so many different things and the idea of creating pigeon hole was not working.
Remember a blog is for you and only for you. If you create something with this idea of making all this money or becoming an internet celebrity then it simply will not work. I write for me. I journal my thoughts and projects that work for me. That is what is important to me and that is all that matters.