If you want to be heard above the din of the Internet, you need to speak clearly and with persistence. It’s not uncommon for someone at a loud bar not to hear you the first time, or even twice. If you assume someone isn’t interested in getting to know you better just because they don’t hear you the first or second time, then you’re doomed. The Internet is the busiest, loudest, most distracting place ever created. It’s global and impersonal and mostly anonymous. Plus, there’s no accountability. [Read more...]
In a blogging world, it is very rare for bloggers to only use their own images and own thoughts. At one point or another, you will be using images in your blog posts, that you came across elsewhere. You may also be using another blogger’s awesome quotes or data. And if you’re not aware of the citation rules or blogging etiquette, you may be accused of content theft. Even though you weren’t aware that you were “stealing” someone else’s hard work. [Read more...]
So “blogging” is on your 2014 New Year’s resolution. Good for you. My goal is to guide you well past the first 28-days and into habituation. Starting blogging is not going to be easy for you. You’ll be all hot and ready at first but you’ll probably never make it — at least not without my help. More people give up on blogging — and writing in general — than give up on going to the gym in order to lose weight and get fit. Blog wasn’t built in a day.
Mark my words. [Read more...]