What is blogging, really? The Introduction
I used to say and think that blogging was the easiest thing I could ever do. I take back my words.
When I created this blog in June, I thought it was going to be all systems go; post my first entry (which I did here), get traffic (mmmhhh I’m a dreamer), start making money in my first week (too early to be thinking about money in the first place…), be famous (for what?!)…
If you think this is wishful thinking then you’re right. I actually was not expecting to do any work. After all, wasn’t I only going to publish my posts? I love writing, so that wasn’t going to be a problem, or was it? Boy was I wrong on this one!! If you look keenly, you will notice that the URL to this blog is thabizzkid2011.wordpress.com instead of thabizzkid.wordpress.com; courtesy of a mistake I made while trying to edit this blog. That is when I realized that I was totally green! I had no idea of what was going on!!
After my third post, I found myself with more questions to which I had no answers. What are widgets and how do I get one? What is RSS feed? What on this planet earth is search engine optimization and how do I write key word articles? How do I add pictures to my blog or how do I tweak its features? What is my niche?
Truth be told, this is a very demanding hobby. You just don’t wake up and write aimlessly and expect to write something someone out there will love (I really wish I could do this often, it takes me even weeks to simply put my ideas in order, at times I post as I think!). And then there was this issue of traffic. How was I going to get people to actually want to visit my blog again and again and again?
Experience is the best teacher. I have made soooooo many mistakes and in turn learnt soooooo many lessons (I’m still learning…). This is all worth it, that’s why I’ll be covering the joys and pains of blogging in this blogging series. Be sure to check back soon for the latest info.
Until next time…