- I really am a writer. I've always wanted to be one but thought that when I ended my college life sans degree and started the journey of mothering that that idea could be put to rest - how untrue that was! I started blogging in 2004 on and off and it's become a blog with my own domain and more followers than I ever thought I could have. Better than that, people have told me they actually like what I've written, I've been able to write a few articles for actual money AND I've made some awesome friends. :)
- Consult other people before you blog about them and think about what you're writing. Would this hurt someone's feelings if they read it? I'm not saying to sugar coat your posts but if you're writing about someone in a negative way I think you should either make it anonymous or ask their permission. Also, consider what you're writing. Is it really how you feel? Or are you upset, frustrated or mad? Sometimes it's good to write in those moods, other times it's not.
- If you feel like you don't know anyone that likes "fill in whatever you like here" - you're wrong! I'm willing to bet a good amount that there's someone online that likes the same things as you! I've found several of my really good friends through common interests and/or social networking websites.
- Good blogging is not about your numbers or how many followers you have on Twitter. Well, for some people it is. It's not for me. It's about helping and encouraging others by sharing my life, viewpoints, experiences and stories. It's also about improving my writing skills and connecting with other people I find interesting. It's also just an outlet for me to write about whatever the heck I want. ;)
If you're a blogger or writer, tell me what you've learned about it in the comments!