It’s always a good idea to work in areas that you enjoy. And I enjoy blogging! Happily, I get to present blogging at an upcoming workshop at the Highland Park Public Library in New Jersey. I will be talking about blogging for fun, blogging for business, blogging for profit and whatever blogging topics come up via discussion.
Key Advice for New Bloggers
I previously blogged about blogging by interviewing six bloggers about their experiences with blogging. In particular, they gave suggestions for new bloggers about knowing why you are blogging, how to get content for your blog, choosing a blogging platform and how to get comments.
On this post, I am going to give one piece of advice in large letters:
You are not operating in a vacuum. There are other people out there that have more experience blogging than you do; some of these people are willing to help you out. After a while, you will have more experience than others, and you can help others out. Meanwhile, we all have our areas of expertise; sometimes these overlap, but even better is when the areas of expertise complement each other. For example, you may know a lot about pet food. Another blogger might be an expert in grooming dogs. How wonderful if the two of you can share content and ideas, and you don’t really have to compete with each other.
As an example of some of the wonderful bloggers I have met, here are two. For each one, I’m linking to a post they have written that shows a bit of their expertise:
- Negative SEO Join The Fight Back (Steve Hippel posts a lot about SEO for small businesses and some about WordPress).
- Why Blog Maintenance is Important (Adrienne Smith posts about internet marketing, video-making, blogging and social media).
I link to posts they have written instead of just their sites because 1) you can learn more that way and 2) it’s great to get a deep link for SEO reasons instead of just getting a link to one’s home page.
Facebook Workshop Slides
I recently ran a workshop on Facebook. Here are the slides from that workshop:
Love to get your input as I will soon be creating slides for the blogging workshop.
Your Turn, Please
What advice would you give to a new blogger? I am particularly interested in recommendations on blogging for profit (Google ads, text link ads, affiliate links, blogging to share information about one’s business). If you have a particularly good idea, it may show up on the screen of my blogging workshop.