How to….blog?

Do you ever reads blogs and think, “Man, that girl sure knows how to do a lot!”?  I do that all the time and it drives me crazy!  Why am I so envious? She put herself out there for everyone to see….and that’s completely scary to me.

I read a lot of blogs, I really only have one that I follow religiously and about three others that I like and return to every few months to play catch-up on.  Then I have a few others that I think about a few times a year and check to see if they have any new stuff.

I realized in all of this that it’s the writing style and format of the blog that keeps me coming back.  I love it when a blogger is funny and not afraid to be politically incorrect.  I can only imagine how tough it is to receive critical, non-constructive feedback and not be discouraged or give up on this whole blogging thing.  I hope I can be like that.  That if I ever get a negative comment (or any comment at all) that I’ll be able to just brush it off and keep chugging along.

Before I took the leap to start this blog thing I felt like I had so much to say….but now that I’ve committed to putting it on paper (screen, whatever) it’s a lot more difficult that I thought it would be.  Maybe I need to make a more realistic schedule.  I thought I would be able to post every.single.day….who was I kidding?!?!  I’m really hoping to get about two a week out there.  So, if I can finish this post it will make my two for this week.  YAY!

Here’s a list of my favorite things that keep me coming back to a specific site:

  • pictures, even bad ones
  • keeping it real, not everything is always perfect or clean
  • sense of humor, it’s okay to be corny
  • details, I like all of the details
  • easy reading, I don’t want to re-read things just to understand

Now that I made a list, maybe I can shape this blog up like that.  I didn’t really put a lot of planning into this whole thing, I just took the leap.

Do you have any tips on blogging?  Anything that you have found helpful in your blogging adventure or that you would like to see on someone’s blog?  What keeps you going back to a specific site?

Thanks for stopping by…..

~csd

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