Oct 20 2008

Tips on How to Start and Keep Up Your Own Blog 7

Tips on How to Start and Keep Up Your Own Blog 7


How I Became An Expert At Blogging


Like any other novice, I was a total dummy about blogging once upon a time. I couldn’t really see what all the fuss was about. I set up a couple of them, and sort of dabbled with them from time to time.


Then I had a paying client with a tight budget desperate to get started on her own blog so she could start selling her professional consulting services effectively. She was a great reader of blogs, but didn’t find anything in her area of expertise, and so wanted her own blog, without breaking the bank.


So I told her I could set her up with the blog inexpensively, but she would have to do the work herself with all the writing and editing.  You don’t really need a webmaster for a blog, another reason why it is so popular as a website.


So in the process of writing up all her step by step instructions on how to use WordPress, I got the blogging bug.


I loved how fast it was compared to building a website, and how great it was to keep updated. One click and it went live, without having to use a whole bunch of editing and FTP programs.


If you wanted to edit it, tweak, save, done.  If you wanted to add pictures, the same. The WordPress interface has two choices, WYSIWYG, What you see is what you get and HTML, so you could edit in either window. Once I became a member of an affiliate program, I was able to add my html based affiliate links quickly and easily at the end of articles.