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Blogging Tips for Novice Bloggers

Introduction

This article is a collection of useful links for those who are new to blogging. Initially, I was thinking to write each and every tips by myself but there are a lot of cool articles about blogging so that I don’t need to repeat again. (I don’t want my blog to be a clone blog.) What I’m going to do here is that I will give you a collection links of useful articles written by professional bloggers (such as Lorelle VanFossen (Lorelle on WordPress), Darren Rowse (ProBlogger) and so on). One thing you should know is that it’s NOT like I just read one article and give it to you. I was spending so much time for reading about this in different blogs. All links that I’m giving you here are the best and my favorite. I believe that you will find it useful.

What is a blog/weblog?

  • Introduction to blogging by WordPress Codex : This article covers everything about blogging. It mentions very clear definition of blog, the differences between a blog and CMS, some important blogging vocabularies, some blogging tips and etc.
  • What is a blog? by ProBlogger : If you are still confused, I wanna suggest you to read this article written by Darren Rowse, the owner of problogger.net. He shares his own opinion and other people’s opinions about what a blog is in this article. You can get the definition of blog from different point of view.

The History of Blogging

Very important points you should know before start blogging

  • Blogging is kinda hard. Blogging is not for everybody. Blogging is harder than you think.I have seem a lot of people who left their blogs. They just lost their interest of blogging due to a lot of reasons. Actually, building a successful blog is really hard. It need time to build it up.
  • Your blog is not your diary. This is very important point that you should know before start blogging. Some people might say that blog is like online diary or something. I’m not agreed with that. There are some people who lost their jobs cuz of their blogs. EngTech wrote excellent post about 5 Reasons Blogging Leads to the Unemployment Line (You’re Fired!). ( I don’t wanna hear that you have arrested cuz of your blog. )

Okay. Now, you have some ideas about what you should know before jumping into blogging world.

Think about blogging platform

  • Chossing a blog platform : This article is written by the owner of problogger.net. It will give nice idea about which blog platform is right for you.

Are you gonna use free blogging software?

If you are gonna use free blogging software then the following list are very popular blogging platform. You can choose one of them.

Maybe, you might wanna read the comparison between those blogging service. Unfortunately, I don’t have the completed list. If you are interest about wordpress.com and blogger version 2, you can read my article “WordPress.com Vs Blogger2“.

Note: If you choose to use WordPress.com then you can ask me if you have any problem in using wordpress. I’ve been here over 1 year. I think I might able to help you.

Paid-hosting?

Paid-hosting is nice but not suitable for novice bloggers since you have to take care of everything. You have to know how to instal your blog, how to use FTP, security, bandwidth, domain name and configuration, budget and etc. However, you can do it if you want to. Don’t forget to read this article “Chossing a blog platform” again.

The following links might be useful for you ~

Advantages of having a blog (Why blog?)

As Engtech said in this post,

Conclusion

Those are the things that you should know before blogging. I believe that blogging is really nice. At least, you have something to do in your spare time.

There is one point that doesn’t include in this article. This is about driving traffic to you blog or promoting your blog or building a relationship with blog reader. I will write about this in another post. Please keep on waiting.

Feel free to let me know if you have any suggestion.

Thanks a lot.

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17 Comments

  1. Thanks for the handy collection of links (and some of your blogging tips in past). Will be forwarding the link onto friends when they ask about blogging…

  2. Mike,

    Thanks much for this post. Please come to forum and drop your link. So that everyone can read.

    p.s: I’ve digged

  3. >>Thanks much for this post.
    Your welcome. buddy

    >>Please come to forum and drop your link
    Which forum are you talking about??

    >>p.s: I’ve digged
    Thanks a lot. :)

  4. argh.. “MS”the pro blogger of Burma!!
    Jk bro.. this post is waytoogood! can i use it by all means? :P

  5. I love the link love, thanks.

    Great post for anyone starting a blog. I’ve bookmarked it to share with clients.

  6. Thanks. Barnyar and Larmir123..

    >>Jk bro.. this post is waytoogood! can i use it by all means?
    Yah. sure. Anyone can use any post of my blog as long as they link back to me.. :)

    I’m glad to hear that my article is useful for you..

    >>the pro blogger of Burma!!
    :) i’m not professional blogger since I haven’t made any money with my blog..

  7. (comment time again) lol because :

    i’m not professional blogger since I haven’t made any money with my blog..

    To be honest i never think someone as a pro because they create blog / making money from it. I always think someone as a pro because they provide value. for example .NET developer who own this blog :P

  8. Hi Mike,

    Long time no see (eh..) no visiting

    Your this post light up my idea about blogging.
    And Thanks for your useful links.
    Looking forward your writing about driving traffic to our blog or promoting our blog or building a relationship with blog reader in another post.

    Cheers! Keep it up Bro.

  9. >>always think someone as a pro because they provide value. for example .NET developer who own this blog
    :) Thanks. reaper-x
    >>Reaper-X== Yeah right
    :)
    >>And Thanks for your useful links.
    Your welcome. MelodyMaung
    >>Looking forward your writing about driving traffic to our blog or promoting our blog or building a relationship with blog reader in another post.
    Yah. Sure … I will post about it.
    But please give me some time because I’m really busy with a lot of things (settling down in new place, finding job and waiting to get epass. ) …
    My visa is nealy expired but my epass doesn’t come out til now. :( I have to try to extend my visa tomorrow.. :(
    I know my blog is a lit bit cold last month and this month. Very very sorry for that… Please be patient for a while. I’ll try to come up with a lot of interesting posts after getting my epass.. For the time being, please wish for me to get epass asap.. thanks. :)

  10. Dear God,
    Pls let this capable blogger get his epass soon.. or else he got no mood to blog. :P

    gd luck bro!!!

  11. Hi Mike,

    I really pray for you and wish you to get epass right now.
    Wish all goes well with you (like settling down in new convenience place and finding out new job with good salary.)

  12. Hi Ko Mike,

    I should find this post before I committed to blogging. It gives me much knowledge and brighten my ideas to blog. Anyway, your post is still fresh and lemme share your post to the ones who start blogging.

    Cheers! Bro,
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