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Blogging Insights NF # 52 — Reading


“The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them.“~Jeff Jarvis


If only someone had told me this way back in 2017 when I first thought of blogging . Back then, I wasted a lot of time watching YouTube videos on how to blog. Only some of these videos were any good. The majority were a waste of time and a few were even misleading.

Had I spent all that time reading posts on other blogs and leaving comments on them, the benefits would have been two fold. I would have learned the craft first hand and also built up a community of bloggers if I interacted regularly on the same blogs.

If I were to give blogging advice to a new comer this is what it would be :

Read as many blog posts as you can especially in your chosen niche or genre (if you have chosen one). If you haven’t thought of a niche then just read whatever posts appeal to you. As I love to repeat ad nauseum,

“The best school for blogging is other blogs.”

What do you think? I would love to know.

You can leave a reply in my comments section.

Better still, why not write a post of your own? Just remember to tag it #blogginginsights

22 thoughts on “Blogging Insights NF # 52 — Reading

  1. I agree. I spend my morning at least, reading and commenting on blogs. I love meeting new people here on WP. My only advice is to be yourself and write what and how you want. I think getting stuck in one form isn’t good so try everything!😂. I blunder through poetry rules, etc and enjoy it all. I have fun with it. To me it’s fun, otherwise it’s just another job.

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  2. I am learning as I read other bloggers, and what makes them interesting to read. I’m not an expert in blogging, far from it, but I do tend to learn as I go along, rather than reading about how to blog.

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