All this fancy-schmancy stuff I’ve been doing on the blog is not only giving me a headache, I think my head may explode. While I’ve got my fingers crossed that I fixed the redirect of my original blog address to the new improved www.Lindasclare.com, I guess I’ll believe it when I see it.
Writing Tip for Today: My journey into the shark-infested waters of building one’s own site has been terrifying but at the same time oddly empowering. While I’ll never write code (bless you Bonnie and Nicole), I have learned:
- Don’t be afraid to take the next step. If you put off learning to blog, tweet, or even build your own website, you’ll be left behind and not in a good way. Take a chance! Screw it up! My theory is that I usually learn the most from my goofs.
- Keep slogging through. If you set up an account or a blog and then virtually never do anything with it, your fear’s winning. Don’t be the writer who started ten blogs and then was too daunted to ever write anything on them.
- Blogging is writing, people! Last, whether you stay safely within the confines of Blogger or WordPress, blogging is writing. Tell others about it and it becomes more than an online diary. Make your posts meaningful, focused and short (like 200-300 words short). This will give readers the best you can offer at a size they have time to read.