Yesterday, a friend messaged me to ask my advice about beginning a blog. Included in my reply was the suggestion to look at recommendations from a variety of different bloggers. Note the similarities in their answers and the differences. Begin with what works for you, experiment, and have fun.
I was delighted when I woke up this morning to Kathy Gottberg’s current post. Her topic was inspired by our recent Bloggers’ Meet-Up. After the Meet Up had ended, Kathy wrote to each participant to ask for our top ten reflections on what we wish we had known before we began blogging. True to my new found style, I wrote and sent my answers to Kathy in under fifteen minutes. (Hey, Elton John says he composed the music for ‘Your Song’ in about 20 minutes, and Bernie Taupin penned the lyrics for the same song just as rapidly.)
Even though our Meet-Up group had discussed a zillion aspects of blogging, there were still numerous surprises for me in Kathy’s post. There were multiple areas in which we each strongly agreed (e.g., the incredibly supportive blogging community) as well as areas where we completely differed (e.g., comments).
I encourage you to visit this post at Kathy’s site. We’d love to hear your thoughts on what you wish you had known about blogging (either as a blog writer, a blog reader, or both). I look forward to seeing you there: