Wednesday, September 17, 2008

BBAW: Talking Blogging

The BBAW Question(s) of the day, as proposed by Amy, are as follows:

What is one thing you wish you knew about blogging when you started or what advice would you give a newbie blogger?

The advice I'd give a newbie is pretty much the same as the tips I wrote down below. Mainly, don't be shy. This is my biggest problem. I started out as a bit of shy blogger, and I still am, really, though I think I'm getting better. But take for instance, the whole BBAW thing. The crowd participating is a bit intimidating to me... I feel like I get lost in all the commotion and have a tendency to scoot to the back and just observe, the same as I would be doing if it were a real life party. So my advice is, don't do that! You have to fight the shyness and just do stuff anyway!

What is your best blogging tip?

If you want readers, you've got to tell people you have a blog! Comment a lot on other blogs. Don't make your blog too complicated and unreadable. Be personable. Have fun!


  1. I'm a bit of a lurker during BBAW. There are so many blogs I didn't know existed! Whoa!

  2. Oh yes, I wasn't so out there until blogging. Now there's no hope for!

  3. I think a lot of bloggers are shy at first...there's a lot to learn.

  4. It takes a bit of an effort for me too. My natural tendency is to lurk in the background and to never actually approach people. But you know, the more I do it, the more comfortable with people I become, and the easier it is.

  5. I'm a lurker myself and need to get out there and introduce myself. Some of the reader blogs can be a bit intimidating...LOL

  6. I'm terribly shy also, so I fight the urge to lurk even when I really want to join in on discussions or leave a comment, I think I'm getting better but it's still awkward :)

  7. Suey, I'm a lurker at heart, too.

    Great advice.


  8. I'm not shy when it comes to commenting on other's posts but have been a bit shy with doing inteviews, especially with authors.

  9. I'm a shy person, but I find it easier to open up online when there's no one looking at me. I still think I could be more outgoing in my blogging, but I guess that comes with time.

    Great tips!

    --Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)



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