Best Blogging Advice Money Can’t Buy

"Father, I can not tell a lie, it was I who wrote that terrible blog." "Young George, that was some of the finest screed I have ever tossed in the stove. Without using it to start the firs we would have froze to death last winter."
“Father, I can not tell a lie, it was I who wrote that terrible blog.”
“Young George, that was some of the finest screed I have ever tossed in the stove. Without using it to start the fire we would have froze to death last winter.”

Daily Prompt: Key Takeaway

Give your newer sisters and brothers-in-WordPress one piece of advice based on your experiences blogging.

If you’re a new blogger, what’s one question you’d like to ask other bloggers?

Blogging affords the opportunity to write what you want and your way.

I believe it was Hemingway who advised to write the truest sentence. Don’t regale the reader with how clever your words are; just be yourself. You will find an audience for what you write. It may be large or small, but it is yours.

Writing your best is a funny thing. At times you feel it’s not so good. You may begin to think ‘maybe I should give it up.’ And then for some reason someone somewhere will comment ‘what you wrote today made my load lighter, my life a little better – I smiled, I chuckled, I took a deep breath, I thought, I meditated, I felt better. Thanks for your story.’ And you reply with a simple ‘Thanks’ to that person, because they have lifted you further than what you lifted them or what you could have done on your own. That’s the funny think about writing, the best rewards are what money can’t buy.

Writing is sharing and that may be what others; someone, someplace, and sometime is waiting for.

Write honest.

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29 comments

  1. And that is why I enjoy your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster blog award. Read more about it in today’s post.

  2. Good advice. I often criticize myself because I feel my writing style is too simplistic, childlike even. That is how I write, no fancy words, no complex sentences. Thanks for the reminder to just be me.

  3. When I first came to this site, I knew little or nothing about blogging. I found this site by exploring the”freshly pressed” function in the reader. Out of all the sites I visited, yours was the most helpful and the most welcoming. Many of the writers on the web will rarely take the time to reply to a reader’s comments. I know that they are busy, writing and collaborating on their respective works, and I’m sure that they are pressed for time. But a simple “thanks for reading” goes along way in inspiring fledgling bloggers. Keep up the excellent work!

  4. Thanks, Kenton. You are the first person who has said what I tell my writing groups when we share our words with invited guests: ‘there will be someone out there who needed to hear just those words, just now.’ It always happens. However light, deep, outrageous, tragic. Isn’t that a key reason to write anything?

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