Blogging Tips & Tricks…
I know right? TWO posts in one day. Make the most of it!, it ain’t gonna happen too often!
So it is customary at this type of event that I recount 365 days of blogging, and include some blogging tips and grasshopper’ish advice to those starting out or, you know, anyone willing to carry on reading. Hey ho then, here we go with the blogging tips!:
- My eternal gratitude to WordPress for having a sharing feature. It means I can write once and post everywhere. Good show old chaps.
- Although I WISH you’d leave the ‘allow comments’ radio button CHECKED by default.
- I started this site to market a book I’d written. Now I realise that having like-minded clever, funny people (who write themselves) take time out of their day to read MY stuff, is truly humbling. I want more of that.
- With that in mind, a shout-out to Damn, Girl, The Lockwood Echo, Tom Being Tom, JulieHCares, A Comedians Guide to Enlightenment, LiberalLinda for their phenomenal writing skills and posts which I just love.
- Pick a day and post that day. Don’t over commit. If you promise to write three posts a day, you’re gonna be staring at the ceiling a LOT.
- Taking a couple of hours a week to read other people’s blogs and connect with them. It’s hugely rewarding.
- Don’t follow-for-follow. I’d rather have eight followers who like what I put out than three-hundred who don’t read it.
- I love writing, I love words, I love language and I love laughing. So I try and express that. Always stay authentic and write what you yourself wouldn’t mind reading.
- Anyone who tells you that social media marketing is easy is pulling your chain. It’s harder than the last hard thing on planet hard. Don’t ask them for blogging advice.
- Figure out how the “Customise this message” and “Excerpt” boxes work, and use them. (I’m still working on that).
- Don’t be ashamed to want to make a few PENNIES off your blog, as long as you follow #8
- THANK YOU spellcheck, I nearly left that as PENIES – is that plural of PENIS? hmm..
- I wish WordPress would recogniSe I’ve set the site language to ‘English UK’ and stop asking me to put z’s where I’ve put s’s.
- I’m continuing to fizz with enthusiasm when I see so many people who write so beautifully.