If you have been actively working through the steps in this getting connected in ten minutes a day series, perhaps you are feeling a little overwhelmed about moving into the blogging world. To recap, the last few posts have covered: start a blog, a beginners guide, now what and blogging as a portfolio – all big steps in the online world.
Take a deep breath. In this post, we will share a few more tips from our own personal blogging experiences.
Your blog is your online space. In the beginning, you may feel like your finding your way – finding your online voice so to speak. It is all about perspective. You are writing for you: your voice, your topic choice, your timelines and your style.
Part of being successful as a blog author is setting realistic expectations for yourself. Seriously consider the:
- frequency of posting: schedule vs just when it seems to fit
- length of post – noting that not everything is thesis
- the “why” – just sharing, a deeper look at something, an opinion?
- time to find/obtain related media (links, graphics, videos)
- style – write the way you like to write – this is you – be yourself
- accept that your purpose and/or style may shift over time
Writing in Snipits – How I blog by Royan Lee
Check out the evolution of Nikki Morden Cormier’s blog.