The funny thing is I wasn’t even thinking about becoming a blogger. I sure didn’t know how to write a blog. If I did know how, what would I write about.
This is where I was a few months ago. I was sitting at my computer, checking to see if the MLM my wife was thinking of joining was a scam, and I ended up becoming a blogger.
Where did this blogging thing come from, now 5 months later, it feels like I’ve been a blogger all my life. In reality before writing blogs 5 months ago, I haven’t written any papers or stories since I finished college over 23 years ago.
Since College I hadn’t even read many books, I can probably count the number of books I read on my fingers.
So if anybody knows how to become a blogger from scratch, I sure do!
I must be honest; it wasn’t easy.
Those brain cells needed for writing were pretty dormant; they were more like being in hibernation..through an Ice Age!
So back to my 5 months ago, haven’t written anything in years, and was never interested in becoming a blogger. Then I sign up to this amazing site that starts me off slowly by explaining how all this internet marketing stuff works.
Choose A Niche
They go on to explain how to select a niche where you are passionate. Easy enough, I do have some interests and experiences I can write about.
So I start 1 website about 3D printing, I am interested in that topic and feel it will be a big part of near future.
Future, exactly, although I like the idea of 3D printing I don’t have any experience in it, and for somebody just starting out, I don’t have the time to investigate it thoroughly enough to blog about it.
Ok, so I set that one aside. So this new site I signed up with that is teaching me everything about online marketing has an excellent affiliate program, probably the best that is out there. I would be crazy not to talk about their site, but I’ve just started here, what could I bring to the table that hundreds of other people are already doing?
I sleep on it a few nights and realize that I do have much to offer about their online program. I already work from home, have done so for over 7 years with this current organization, and I have had some home-based businesses along with my wife.
I found the topic on my site. I can talk about my experiences along with my spouse’s work-business experiences to provide others with work from home business ideas.
The great thing about this internet marketing platform, it doesn’t let you dwell too much time on choosing a niche and gets you to start writing content for your site right away.
They say, just get going, you choose a topic and start writing. Not to worry too much about how it sounds or if any grammar mistakes, just write, write, write!
They want you to take action, practice and feel the waters, not just keep reading and putting off the inevitable.
Blogging is about writing, so it is better to jump in right away, see if you can do it, and also see if it is something you want to do on an ongoing basis.
So I jumped in and started writing.
After my first blog my head hurt. Having to read over a dozen of times and still making mistakes or not always making the best of sense. So I get my 15-year-old son to proof-read it and correct what he felt was wrong. They say it is best to write your blog as though you are in Grade 6 English level to cover all demographics local and globally.
After my son reads and makes corrections, I see that his English is more advanced than mine, so I re-edit to downgrade back to my writing, uhmm lower level.
Time To Publish
I finally get it all done and polished to something I felt was a quality piece of work. It is time to post it to my website. I put the mouse arrow over the publish button, but then thousands of frightening thoughts run through my head, the scariest part was that this is going to be public, anybody and maybe everybody will be reading this blog. What will they say? What will they think? What will…Sh*t I clicked the button!!! It is published! How do I unpublish so I can continue with my panic attack for hours?
I decide that it is done! No turning back Paul, you are now known to be a blogger. It is time to let the blog spirits free and let be what is to be!
Time For Another Blog
The first blog now sent out to cyberspace for all to see I start writing my second blog.
Luckily I have a list of subjects to write about so it doesn’t take long to do my keyword searches and the ideas for my blog start flowing. Writing my second blog becomes a little bit easier, although the grammar part is really giving me a headache. All those years letting that part of my brain become lazy really takes a lot of energy to get it back into shape.
Move onto the third, fourth and so on the task of writing becomes easier. The more I write the more I become aware of my writing style.
It all starts to come together. I still have lots to learn and only time will allow me to become a better blogger. Having my blogs out to be seen by all allows people to give feedback so I know what I may need to change or tweak for the next one.
For now, I will just keep writing, writing and writing!
I now know how to write a blog, it will just take time and practice to become a better blogger.
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