If you're actually reading this, you must fall into one of three categories.
1. You're my biggest fan and most loyal reader. Hi mom! My mother reads these posts even though she never writes comments and doesn't understand anything about cards. I asked her why she reads and she said, "that's what moms do."
2. You've been reading for a while and know this is NOT the place you'd come to learn how to write a blog. You just came to leave a smarmy comment and tell me to come back to reality.
3. You did a google search on "how to write a blog" and this was where you landed.
Well, my mom is never going to write a blog and if you fall into category 2, it's highly likely you know how to write a blog because you're already writing one. For those of you that fall into category 3, I can only say take a look at the blogs on the sidebar. Go read them. Follow them. Those are the blogs you should be reading to see "how to write a blog."
I only bring this topic up because I was emailed twice last week by two different people asking the question. They were both people that are distant acquaintances so I'm guessing that's why they asked me. Here's what I told them.
First, find some blogs that are similar to the subject you want to write about. That's a great source of ideas and inspiration.
Next, find a blog site you want to use for your blog such as blogger, wordpress, etc.
Last, just start writing. It's fun and a great way to interact with other people with similar interests. The more you write, the more you'll like it.
The key is to write what you want and don't get hung up on how many followers you have or how many comments you get. That will come in time and the more you comment on other people's blogs, the more exposure your blog will get. The most important thing is to have fun with it. If it's not fun, you won't be doing it very long.
I'm sure many of my blogging readers have a thing or six to add. Any comments, smarmy or otherwise?