Day 15: 3 tips for a new blogger
I may have been blogging for years, but I do not feel qualified to offer up tips to someone starting out. I am sure I break pretty much every blogging "rule" there is! I'll give it a shot, though.
1. Write about what you want. Blogging is personal, and in the end do it to make yourself happy, not a hypothetical "reader" figure in your head. Write what you need to write.
2. Use spellcheck. Please.
3. If you can't be nice, at least be civil. Nothing is a bigger turn-off than a ranty attack against someone.
That's all I've got. There are many blogging "rules" others put out there, like have an overall subject or theme to your blog - I don't. Others say to keep posts short, and some even limit at a certain word count. I never count words - I just write until I get it all out. Short, long, whatever. It's my blog, my outlet, my perogative. Some say to write for a target reader (not a specific person, but a general idea of characteristics you're targeting). I don't. I write what I need to write. Before I click on "publish," though, I do think 3 thoughts: Am I comfortable with my mother reading this? My husband? My daughter? If I'm not comfortable with the answers to that, I revise. Usually.