The week begins anew. Coffee is hot (and good!).
The birds have emptied the feeders that I just re-filled on Saturday, yet they still hunt and peck about on the ground below in search of overlooked seeds.
Sipping the hot coffee, I read blog posts of those new friends from the Blogging 101 class that wrapped up at the end of last week.
I realize how much good information I took in during the fifteen-day run of the course. Thanks to the tasks and various activities therein, I am wiser and more comfortable in trying new and advanced things on this blog of mine.
To anyone beginning a blog of his or her own, I would offer the following suggestions:
- Set a limit to your word count. Brief is usually better!
- Pay attention to spelling, usage, and grammar. Personally, I dump out of reading posts full of errors. (No excuses if one is serious about sharing his or her writing with the world!)
- Find a theme that fits your style and personality. It will take some time, but there are many from which to choose.
- Read other blogs and comment on the posts you read, respectfully and sincerely.
- Make your blog pages easy to navigate.
- Have an ABOUT page that tells the reader about YOU and why you’re blogging and any other interesting stuff that might entice a reader to want to read more of what you write. (I always look for the location from where the writer is situated and am disappointed when that info is missing.)
- Make blogging a fun thing.
OK. Monday crawls onward. The coffee cup is empty (like the bird feeders). Blogging 101 still fresh in my mind, I plan my week and will now spend time scheduling my posts for the week ahead.
Enjoy the journey. Blog onward and upward!
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