What’s interesting and maybe little hilarious, is that heading into my fourth year working on this project, and after having garnered a decent following, I get asked a lot of questions about how I do it. People ask inquisitively and as if I were an authority on blogging… or, as if I know some sort of secret about creating a successful blog. What’s the best blogging platform? How do you start a blog? What should I write about? Why do you do it? etc… Aside for the fact that “successful” is a relative term, it is hard to give people concrete answers in a minute or less. While I will admit I do like talking about the nuts and bolts of blogging, multimedia storytelling (which, if we’re being technical is what blogging is) and platforms, it is funny to me that people ask because I don’t consider myself an authority at all. If you were to corner me in the checkout at a grocery store (but seriously, please don’t) and hit me up for some free advice, I would probably say the following:
Possibly the most important thing to remember is that starting a blog is easy, but creating something that is really good and which brings people back over and over again is a different, and much more difficult task. Even with a few years of practice under my belt it still isn’t always a smooth ride for me from start to finish, but at this point I kind of like the struggle and it is always exciting to press “PUBLISH”.