It’s been a bit over a month and I wanted to step back and think about what has happened. The biggest thing, which would cause my English teachers from high school to faint in utter disbelief, is that I have written something (however brief) every day for a month. Some of it was even coherent :-). It’s kind of like running, which I don’t like and do as little as possible, once you get past that first point of pain, it’s not that bad. So writing everyday has not really been that hard. Making time to write everyday … well somethings that’s a challenge. And speaking of challenges, I want to give a shout to Dave at just1more for his 3word challenge and Suzy81speaks for her #SundayBlogShare. Both of these bloggers and the events they sponser have helped me keep on track by challenging me to write and introducing me to new and interesting blogs.
If you are just getting started, my advice would be to find some blogs you like and get involved. Read the posts, but most importantly, COMMENT (yes I shouted, cuz it’s that important) Liking is always nice and appreciated, but comments show involvement, that the blogger connected on some level. Comments also show up in search engine linkbacks. I’ve read that is important so that people searching for what you are delivering can find it easier. There are whole sites dedicated to social media development. I would say, don’t spend your money right away. You can learn a lot on your own reading blogs, e-books and simply just taking action and seeing what works. More on this next week 🙂
Do you have a tip, suggestion, hint or favorite site for blogging, writing, or social media? I’d love to see it commented below. Oh and your challenge is to comment on at least one blog today or at least this week!