Day 25 of 365:
Daily Writing Prompt:
Give your newer sisters and brothers-in-WordPress one piece of advice based on your experiences blogging….
This is great because everyone loves to impart their honed knowledge and personal experience in the form of advice upon those that can be considered “Newbies” – right?
Blogging can be a hard nut to crack. Not just when you are new to it either. I am speaking from a great deal of experience here. I have been doing this (off and on) for about 5 years now. And hey, like all of us, I’ve had my ups and downs. Believe me, I do not regard myself as being a pro, but I do believe I have learned a thing or two through gold old-fashioned trail and error.
So here goes: If I can give you, my deliciously eager, fresh-out-of-the-box, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed blogger, one key piece of advice to carry with you through your word-journey, it would be this:
Consistency. “Blog early and blog often.” Set up a ritual. A schedule, if you will. I’m talking a daily, weekly, monthly appointment. Set your appointment and try, young blogger, as hard as you can, to stick with it. Whether your posts are short and to the point, or long, flowing, majestic essays, post them. Or maybe you showcase your own photography or artwork, or write meaningful commentary on current events. Post! Perhaps you write from your funny bone with an amazing balance of wit and candor….don’t. stop. hitting. publish. Commitment is key for building your audience, your style, your bravery and your repertoire. Find the method, schedule, or routine that works for you and do it. Do it often.
Yes, my young grasshopper. Treat your blog as if you are in a serious relationship with it. Roll with the punches. See it through thick and thin. Stand your ground and post, post, post.
So give it a go! The sky is the limit. Have faith in yourself. Be patient. Be humble.
And most importantly…
Namaste and Happy Blogging!