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Monday, January 29, 2018

Getting Into Blogging

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Never thought I would admit this, but I like blogging. I've been told a blog is simply the best, fastest, and easiest way to create your online persona. Well, only time will tell if that's true or not.

I've learned your blog posts should all serve larger goals. Aimless blogging is almost as bad as not blogging at all. So I'll try to focus on particular topics, such as little known subjects, odd phrases that have gone out of use or other things that readers might find informative. 

Maybe even something a bit more personal once in a while. It's been said more people will enjoy reading your blog if the writing is more approachable. Maybe include glimpses of my personal life  to help them get to know me.

I learned that advice is to be organized really well. The working title I chose opens the door to a variety of subjects and hints at the sometimes incongruity of situations.

Other recommendations are: don't copy-and-paste and not give credit where credit is due. I must remember to link back to the actual page from where I captured the information I share. To cite someone's content on Twitter, I can just include a "via @username". If I publish a post from a guest blogger, I should always mention the guest blogger's name, give them a short bio, and  include a link to their website.

Most importantly, I need to take the time to shape up my post. Preview the post and fix any typos, run-on sentences, or accidental its/it's mistakes. 

It's a work in progress but I keep reminding myself  there will always be more things I can do to make my posts better. 

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