I have a friend who is excited to start her blog. And she has asked me for some tips. What do I wish I knew before I started my blog? Hmmmm… good question.
Why 4? I like even numbers. Deal.
1 :: If you aren’t blogging for yourself, you’re doing it wrong.
What I mean is you should blog because you want to. Blog because you have something to say. Not because you think you should. Or because you think others want you to. If you want to take a week off, do it. If you aren’t having fun blogging, you should probably stop. Do what you want to do!
2 :: Pictures are pretty.
Try to put at least one picture in each post. I know when I read someone’s post, I like pictures. Even if they aren’t necessarily related to the post.
3 :: Some days are good, some are not.
Some posts are better than others. And that’s okay. Some get more response then others. And that’s okay. Some days you get 10 new Facebook or Twitter followers and some days people unfollow you. I’m still not okay when that happens.
4 :: You will find your people.
The most surprising [and best] thing I have learned is that you will find your people. People who you don’t know in real life, who become friends. Like, real friends. And if you are lucky, you do get to meet them. And it’s awesome.
What other tips/advise would you give my friend?