Blogging teaches you a lot of things - keeping up a daily post is incredibly difficult without posting shite all the time. Koundeenya Dhulipalla writing in kilolani.com suggests seven things he has learned in almost 3 years of blogging:
- Blogging isn’t just writing and publishing
- Every blogger does not need to be a writer
- It is not necessary to post daily
- Length doesn't matter
- Headings matter – a lot
- It’s all about the brand
- Monetization is mandatory
Dhulipalla's post makes for interesting reading for someone like me who is trying to post daily - there is some wise advice in his post. Point number 3 above, which I am trying to do, advises "... consistency is important. But that doesn’t mean to publish posts daily just as to maintain consistency even if they are of low quality". Point taken! He reminds us that we "are not alone on the Internet" and that "...there are a billion of other blogs who blog on the same niche. Readers have a choice".
Every blogger, including me, dreams of having a blog that is read by thousands and can make money. In the last 28 days this blog has been read (or at least accessed) 6,620 times and has made a whopping €3.47 in revenue. Despite the minuscule readership I do not plan to give up - certainly this year I hope to keep up a post a day, though next year I will definitely not keep this up.
The term "blog" is short for "Web Log" - a kind of on-line diary. This is my blog and I hope to keep on doing this for the rest of my life. I learn so much by doing this, I thoroughly recommend it to everyone else!