David Webb, a friend of mine from the old Ghostletters mailing list (so we’ve known each other for twenty-odd years), dropped me a line yesterday and said that he was interested in blogging and wanted to know if I had any suggestions for how to get started. I gave him a couple of suggestions, such as figuring out what he wants to blog about, deciding what he wants his readers to know about him, and deciding how many times a week he wanted to blog. Then I told him that I just sorta started blogging one day and have been figuring out what it is that I’m doing as I’ve gone along.
I also told him that, if he wanted to learn about blogging, he should also read some of the blogs written by all of you, who read my blog every day and leave comments and who write some pretty dynamite blogs yourselves. Then I realized that we were all in the same position once upon a time, and that maybe you had some ideas for him on how to get started and things you’ve learned about blogging along the way.
So, I have a favor to ask: If you have any suggestions for him, could you leave them in a comment here? Dave would appreciate it, and I’ll probably learn a thing or two myself…
Thanks in advance for your help!