I got this blogging idea exactly two months ago from a seminar on Internet marketing for which I was presented a complimentary ticket. By then I didn’t have any “real-life” friends who were blogging really seriously and therefore I had to kick it off almost all by myself from scratch and made quite some mistakes along the way. I didn’t and still do not have a perfect plan but it is interesting that once you start rolling the ball the blog, it gains momentum.
The lesson learnt? Don’t sell yourself short because of limited experience/expertise/budget/time… and don’t wait till you have the perfect plan – you gain your experience over the course.
Trendy stuff are attractive and it is easy to imitate (or copy?!). Nevertheless, if you are serious about blogging and decide to linger for awhile in the blogosphere, just be yourself would be the substainable strategy. After all, readers are smart and it is not that hard to tell whether you’re pretending to be somebody you are not or you are being your authentic self.
The lesson learnt? Each of us is unique. It is most appealing when you are simply being yourself, and being comfortable with yourself.
It is hard to be consistent and it is even harder to be consistently good. Nevertheless, I think you won’t disagree that consistent quality blogging is the only way to maintain and grow the readership. No doubt we can blog daily or even post several articles a day. Nevertheless, beware that posts contain little substance may sometimes backfire – and your readers may leave faster than they gathered.
The lesson learnt? Never sacrifice quality for quantity – and this definitely also applies to many other aspects of our lives: One true friend is better than one hundred acquaintance; a pair of nice shoes is better than ten pairs of poor quality ones that wear out quickly; one bottle of fine wine is much more enjoyable than ten bottles of average quality wine… [Read more…] about Lessons I learnt From Blogging That Apply To Other Areas Of Life (And Vice Versa)