Writing Lessons Learned from the Community

March 26, 2009

Joanna at Confident Writing has a writing project going on. The topic is writing lessons learned from your blogging community. Unfortunately I couldn't send in the post by the deadline but I wanted to write about lesson learned so far in my recent blogging career.

Here's what I've learned:

  1. Blog posts can be short and crisp and deliver the message succintly.

  2. Blog posts can be long and lengthy and be a joy to read and digest.

  3. You cannot make money by blogging.

  4. You can make a ton of money by blogging.

  5. Commenting on posts helps build relationships especially if it's motivated by adding value to the discussion instead of using it to increase viewership.

  6. Commenting adds value whether it's in agreement with the post or not and is not done as deliberate link-baiting.

  7. I've learned that being yourself is the key to writing even if that inner critic is making vicious comments on your writing style.

  8. Analytics and stats are not the driving force behind blogs but you can't help but feel encouraged or discouraged depending on the numbers.

  9. It's amazing to see the connections you can make with people from all parts of the globe through your blog and learn so much from them.

  10. New bloggers have a wonderful support system. We're not in this alone and the journey is exciting only when we develop long-lasting relationships that we can learn and imbibe from and grow in the process.
{Image credit: Chris Campbell}

In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
-Robert Frost

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