Sunday, May 31, 2015

Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 45

Today's Tip: How often do you visit other people's blogs? If there is one thing I have noticed over the last decade it's people who never really get any better at their craft, and I think ignorance has a lot to do with it. I personally spend a lot of time reading other people's blogs. Some are great, some really stink, but I manage to come away with something from every one of them. The people who really just end up speaking to themselves are usually the ones who live inside the bubble of not researching their craft. To research the craft of blogging you really have to see what other people are blogging.

Now I am not going to tell you who to read in this post, not even my own blogs (although I think it is an excellent example, but I am biased), but what I am going to tell you is to branch out a bit. If you find that you don't have time to peruse the blogs now and again, then you might not be keeping up on trends, even if I am all about you being YOU, you could be growing too. I also want you to understand that as long as I have been blogging, just going to the blogs that talk about trends are the best way to get locked into the bubble. Of course here I am doing a blog about blogging and telling you to avoid blogs about blogging, how's that for irony?

Have fun with it, leave a comment somewhere, take a look and you never know, you just might make some new friends while you are at it. If anything I can attest to the fact that nobody is the center of any universe, because it is far too big a place.

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