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 grasshopper’ish advice to those starting out or, you know, anyone willing to carry on reading. Hey ho then, here we go:
- 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.
- 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.