Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Things You Should Know Before You Blog

By Guardian Angel

Just like any activity or business, blogging needs planning and a little bit of feasibility. Here are some things I think you should know first before you blog:

Know the system. Understand how blogs work. You can start by reading blogs and analyze how most of them look like. Learn the different styles of blogs and discover what suits your taste and topic. The more blogs you read the more choices you will have. However, read only what you can understand. Do not be overwhelmed of the complicated blogs. Anyway, you could do better someday when you get familiar with the system. But you must start from the basic, just like others did. Do not worry; there are free tutorials everywhere.

Know the rules. You must know the do’s and don’ts. Do not just join in anything that you see. You might get banned for some mistake that you do not know. There are FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and HELP windows where you can use as a guide. Read carefully the Terms and Conditions in every community and forums you want to join. Remember, ignorance of the law is not an excuse.

Know your interest. If you want blogging to be a part of your life, then you must blog what interests you. It may not be a popular topic, and may sound boring to others, but what the heck! Who cares? The more important thing is that you enjoy what you are doing. Topics are endless, and the ones popular today may not be popular tomorrow. If you blog about something you do not like much, the tendency is you will quit earlier than you think.

Know someone who blogs. Though you may have a lot of references, it is easier if you know someone who blogs. It is better if you watch him blog while he teaches you and listen to him like a grade school student. He must be a friend who is patient enough and willing to spend time to teach you. Otherwise, you will have a longer time to learn and even spend some money for something that you can get for free.

Know your time. Blogging requires a lot of time. If you are busy with other activities but you want to blog, you must learn about time management. You have to sacrifice a lot of time to stay in this field. You might turn good in blogging but loose focus on other important things.

Know your health. After learning some basic about blogging through my first mentor, I asked him what to do next, and I laughed when he told me to take a lot of vitamins. Then later, I realized that I am loosing some pounds. This is because of the sleepless nights, empty stomach and whirling mind that I have been spending since I start blogging. But now, I am monitoring my health very consciously.

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I am a full-blooded Filipino who is trying to contribute to make our world a better place to live in. I also believe that bloggers and human should meet somewhere like in my site. wherebloggersandhumansmeet.blogspot.com