This week Dr Tanya has asked our impressions about this quote;
“The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them.“~Jeff Jarvis
I made an account on WordPress to read Tanya’s blog because I couldn’t comment on her posts unless I was signed in. But I never visited any other blogs before I suddenly started to write my first blog post, almost 4 years ago.
So although this advice is good, I never followed this course. What I did was find bloggers whose posts I found interesting and started following them. Gradually I build up my blogging portfolio. I think the first bloggers I followed were Fandango, Rory, Paula, Marilyn, Tressa, Suzi, and a few more who have left WP now. What I learned about blogging was from reading the blogs I followed and experimenting with different genres. I found that poetry worked the best for me when I wanted to say something succinctly. My blogging friends gave me the courage to try my hand at writing short stories too.
In summary, I think we all take different paths to learning about blogging and not one way is the right one. Do what suits you the best.
Written for Blogging Insights- NF # 52, hosted by Tanya