Not many of us know what lays ahead of us when we begin blogging. The bumpy road is a surprise and we are never ready for all the strange things we encounter.
However, the following post The Ugly Side of Blogging by Elena Peters, is a must read for anyone ready to take the blogging plunge. Or a confused blogger.
Ms. Peters lists 21 truths about blogging that many of us didn’t see coming before we were hit like a truck running a red light.
- #4 – Please, I have fiddled with my format, theme, and pictures so much this blog had an identity crisis to rival Sibil.
- #5 – As a writer, don’t most writers think about quitting every single day? Maybe it’s just me.
- #7 & #15 & #17 – Lies, Free & Trust. Oh yes. The internet is floating in lies, freebies, and people to be trusted. Right, best keep a lifeboat handy when you launch into the deep waters of blogging. And one last thing, before you pay big bucks for a writer’s course, make sure it’s sold by someone who as actually written a good book.
I enjoy blogging. It’s fun to put my thoughts out in the world and see what pops back to me but I’m not making any money. That would be lovely but not necessary.
Now selling my books, that’s a different balloon of another color. I’d love to make money with my books.
Did any of Ms. Peters “truths” speak to you?
Have you been burned since you began blogging? How?
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