As a relatively new blogger, it is so EXCITING to gain new followers! Thanks everyone. This is what makes blogging fun. This also motivates me to continue to add and build quality content to this blog. I have done the research, reading books focused on creating and building blogs. I learned a lot about how to get started and the best way to approach your subject. ProBlogger originator, Darren Rowse, author of ProBlogger – Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income gives a lot of great advice. Even though the book is a few years old, the success of Rowse is reason enough to give the book your attention. And we all know how fast technology changes. Case in point – Facebook.
Professional Blogging for Dummies by Susan J. Getgood, a social media marketing consultant, also gives a lot of sound advice and strategies to develop your blog. For instance, find out what other people are blogging about and find a niche that interests you.
Rowse suggest that you identify a timely subject that’s interesting and has the basis for providing a lot of material. He recommends you be unique, fun and newsworthy.
If you are thinking about getting started on blogging, make sure you check out these or other references. The six-figure income idea sounds great, but takes the right subject matter with the right connections and a LOT of time, effort and writing as you will discover if you read the Rowse selection, so don’t get too excited! You’ve got to find something that no one else has, and that can be a challenge. Probably the best parts of these books on blogging is reading about the successes of others. It gives you the motivation to get started and believe that it can be done — just don’t expect miracles over night. And you don’t have to be a professional blogger. Many bloggers just do it as a hobby or a way for family to keep up-to-date with each other. Whatever you choose, the tools are out there for the taking.
For me it’s fun and a challenge that keeps me focused on writing and reaching out to others. And when others reach back, it makes it just that much more fun!