- This week I’m going to share some things I’ve learned about blogging. I’m not an expert, but I think that so many of you that visit here don’t have a blog, read many other blogs (at least not cheapo personal ones, but of course maybe you read news etc. similarly) or know some of the funny and interesting things that go into writing and publishing online. Like I said, there are ten thousand “How to write a Blog” experts out there and I’m not one of them. I just thought it’d be fun to share some stories with you.
Another situation you would have to consider if you were a nerd blogger would be honing your direction. In case you haven’t noticed, there is So. Much. Crap. All. Over. The. Internet. Your proper direction, as far as I’m concerned, is to write and make yourself and a few others happy. Some people’s direction is the blog stat page. Some sites tell you your blog is successful depending on how many sites link to yours. For a while I went that way and spent hours poring over other blogs, commenting, and sharing in contests and forums that were there to get me more readers. I would be on stumble upon, digg, and a ton of other sites. But what I realized is other bloggers use those sites, not readers. At least not my readers. So I was begging bloggers to take time away from their content to be on my site.
How many of them stayed? Not many. But yes, a few. The realization I came to, however, is that since I told you in Chapter One that I’m not making money here or going to get famous here, this space is for me. And whoever listens. And so I’d rather ask for your feedback in the comments and ask what you like best and target that. Not fill out questionnaires and comment all over the internet looking for someone to notice me. Trust me, it’s fun when it happens, and I do hope to gain new readers. But those readers should be my friends, and yours. Tell your friends, send a link to a post they might like, and as always, please keep commenting! It means a lot to me.
My direction will be as scattered as ever, but I’ll be calling myself a success, and that’s what counts!
Thanks for sharing this week of a few posts about my site – I promise not to bore you again soon.
I’m just really trying to sharpen my skills with a forced exercise. And I enjoyed it!