Blog posts about blogging abound on the internet, usually with titles like “5 Tips for Writing Blog Posts that Make $$$” or something. They pretty much all have the same advice, which I might summarize as follows:
- Update often.
- Share among social media platforms.
- Have guest bloggers.
- Have compelling content. (This is my all-time favorite, for its shameless redundancy.)
I might as well add some advice of my own to the mix. My additions to this would be:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Try to write in the predominate language spoken in your market.
- Type with your fingers.
- Make sure the CO2 concentration in the environment in which you blog stays below 360 ppm.
- Do not allow ferrets to proofread your work.
Not the editorial staff you’re looking for.
Follow these tips, and blogging success is yours for the taking!
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Okay seriously, who numbered this beast?
I just noticed that my blog has 666 published posts. With this one you are currently reading, of course, it has 667, but it seemed like a moment worth mentioning. Whether my blog becomes more
devilish after this milestone remains to be seen…..
Photo credit: ’The number of the beast’ by David Stutz [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons.
Labor Day weekend will mark my one-year anniversary as a “professional blogger.” I cannot honestly say that I switched from courtroom attorney to paid scribbler of words because I overly enjoy the company of others. That said, even the most hermetical of people ought to get out and meet like-minded people now and then. Ileenie “The Weenie” Haddad’s BlogathonATX series is about to have its latest incarnation, and I plan on going for the hell of it. Rather than try to come up with a nifty unpaid sales pitch, I’ll steal words from Q:
This homegrown conference was the brain child of Ilene “The Weenie” Haddad. Weenie originally thought it would be fun to get all her favorite local bloggers together in one place for a whole day and see what happened. The result was a loosely structured event comprised of impromptu learning and interaction with the coolest, hippest, smartest and most laid-back folks in the city. After the first BlogathonATX, the people wanted more. Now, on Saturday, September 15 2012, the fifth installment of BlogathonATX is scheduled to take place–and tickets are on sale now.
I might even consider waking up early on a Saturday for this.
Weenie, I might add, is quite the comic artist.
Could this be the end result of self-referential blogging? History will decide.
Social media marketing consultant Jayme Soulati has a post up at her business blog
entitled “Six Types of Blogging.”
The first type on her list is “Blogger Teaches Blogger.” She raises some very good points about identifying an audience and a goal or goals for one’s blog, something I have not really done in earnest.
My main goal here, however, is to write a blog post about a blog post that discusses bloggers who write about blog posts. That ought to be enough of an infinite feedback loop.
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I promise I will never, ever wear these again.
My SXSWi experienced has left me feeling inspired, intrigued, excited, energized, and…..utterly, entirely unmotivated.
Perhaps not surprisingly, spending several days talking to interesting people about interesting concepts and innovations is far more exciting than sitting in a home office and actually doing the stuff we talked about.