Every week Dr Tanya of Salted Caramel shares a quote about blogging for us to discuss. Here is this week’s.
“Here’s the only blogging tip you really need: always follow your intuition.”Kelly Thoreson
As usual I have no idea who the author of the quote is. I do think that you should follow your intuition when blogging but to say it is the only tip you need is a bit simplistic I feel.
When I first started blogging it was to maintain a blog that belonged to a local church in Geeveston. I had to upload the Pastor’s talks and sometimes post pictures of church activities. I’d never blogged in my life at that stage so I did try to read up about SEO, keywords and other things I could do to make the blog look better and attract more readers.
When I started my own blogs I started off by using some of the same advice, find a niche, use SEO keywords, add links etc. I don’t honestly know if it helped. My early posts are so full of links that they look like Wikipedia entries.
After a while, when I’d been blogging for a few months and had read the good advice given by fellow hobby bloggers I started to feel that rather than worrying about all those things so much I should just be myself and write about the things that interested me. So I guess I did use my intuition but I also learned more about blogging from writers whose work I enjoyed and tried a few different formats before I found my style.
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