Hello bandwagon, how much is the fee? Free?! Hell yes, I’m jumping on.
A week or so ago I read… actually it was on May 1st… whatever. I read an article by Sydera on blogging. It was pretty good and focused on listening. It was very interesting and had some good pointers. She’s doing a series with it, the 2nd article has been published as well. Then Matticus threw his gloves into the ring and started talking about blogging as well.
Actually… I don’t think thats Matts first post on blogging. He’s given some good advice in the past. It just seems that everyone is offering their advice on blogging now adays.
Leafshine also posted her thoughts on how you should blog. They are really solid points but one of them causes me personally some concern…
Write in your own voice – blogging is a personal medium. Write in your own voice. Not in that of other bloggers you admire. Not in the voice you think you should have. Write in your voice. This blog is often sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek and flippant, because that’s how I feel about WoW most of the time. It’s a fun game to me, and I can’t take it too seriously. (Except when I do.) Think of your blog as an extension of yourself, and write like you would if talking to a group of friends.That’s conversational writing, and that’s what attracts readers to blogs.
This one scares me! I certainly try to be more proper when I’m blogging. I know I’m much more vulgar than has ever come across on here. I don’t think I’ve even typed a cussword out on my blog! Whatever though right? I’m not sure if this is considered not being yourself since I feel like I just have a chance to edit myself before I say it. Some peeps just don’t like to see / hear those types of words. Although, a good dam or shit or *gasp* fuck can certainly help to emphasize a point. =)
The common threads through all the guides though is be yourself and for sure… make sure you post. Which I’m bad at… sometimes I’m all hardcore posting like everyday and then it goes by 3+ days before I post something.
I’m not gonna rehash what they’ve said but its a kewl read if your interested in performing better on your blogging or just want some interesting reading.