Tip of the day: 5 things you should know before you start a blog

by Lee Rose Emery

Lee-Rose-EmeryMany people have asked me advice about blogging. There’s more to it than meets the eye, and I have a few tips that I put together for Mom’s Going to Find Out, Laura Wallis’s Mom blog. Laura is a web guru, and also has a very informative website called Web Navigator Gal, which provides a newsletter that gives pointers about all things web related. If you do start a blog, she has some great technical tips for you. But ,in the meantime, here are the 5 things about blogging I wish someone had told me before I started.

 1) Be specific

What’s your blog going to be about? What will make it unique? How will you stand out in the enormous blogosphere? Find a niche that you know you can do well, and that you feel passionate about. A blog is a bottomless pit of time and energy. It needs to be constantly fed with quality content. Make sure you are writing about something that will hold your readers’ attention as well as your own.

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