by Joe on February 5, 2009
January is my birthday month and my blog’s birthday month. Hey, it makes it easy to remember and easy is good. Anyways, I have picked up a few things as I have grown up here in the blogosphere. So I wanted to pass a few nuggets that I learned on to you, so we can all become better bloggers. And hopefully I can remember what not to do when blogging.
- Don’t hold contests on friday evenings. Typically, the only comment you’ll get is from the founder of the company you are talking about.
- Not posting over the holidays hurts your views. I know I should prepare my blog for christmas, but hey, its my first year blogging and I dropped the ball. I can assure you, come next december, I will be prepared!
- Twitter and FriendFeed are distracting to bloggings essence: thinking, composing and analyzing. A super smart guy named Ben said it best:
“Blogging is the single most effect way of getting your message out, building reputation, creating authority and demonstrating thought leadership.”
- When you have a post idea, save a draft, or make a note. Writing one point is not enough. Writing the main idea and three points with it makes pounding out a post come much easier.
Am I missing something here? And what have you learned in your blogging experiences?