How to Be a Blogging Star

The New York Times article, So You Want to Be a Blogging Star, caught my eye a couple of weeks ago and I’m just now getting around to writing about it. Most of it seems intuitive to me, but might be news for those considering starting a blog. And there are couple of my fav blogs that I would make some of these recommendations to, given a chance.

“Don’t go into blogging to make a living,” Mr. Cuban warned in an e-mail message. Still, he and other top bloggers with day jobs agree most people could attract a following on the Web. And whether a person blogs to make a little money, to influence opinion or just for sheer ego gratification, amassing a large audience is the goal.

Here’s what a number of successful bloggers with successful nonblogging careers say are the ways to think about getting into the business of blogging.”Dexter

The most commonly violated recommendation is to keep a regular rhythm. I recommend posting a minimum of 3 times a week. If you hope to develop a blog posse, you have to keep feeding the beastie.

And my blog is as much for me as it is for my readers. I keep notes, archive interesting things, and track activities that I might want to remember years from now. That gives me extra incentive to blog regularly. And I’ve found that there are times when I was able to go back in time to use information that I had misplaced. Now that’s made it all worthwhile to me.

I’m listening to Manha de Carnaval by Dexter Gordon on his Gettin’ Around CD.

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About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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9 Responses to How to Be a Blogging Star

  1. Beth says:

    A member of your blogging possee is just stopping by wish you a good week.

  2. Barb says:

    Not that I aspire to or will ever be a star, I wish they had an article on
    "How to Rid Ones Self from a Rude Stalker"  I have this charming guy
    that continues to attack leaving comments longer than the post. It
    seems I write nothing he agrees with and continues with every post
    to leave disparaging remarks at times having nothing to do with the
    post..sigh So far I have simply deleted them but the whole issue is
    becoming tiresome…
    BE Well
    Barb
     

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I want to aspire to being a blog groupie.

  4. _ says:

    I only post once a week. So I’ll never be a blog star. But I always post on Mondays. That’s my rhythm. Maybe this summer I’ll blog more often. Hmm… What’s she up to this summer? You’ll see.
    BTW, I’m on a Keb’ Mo’ kick right now. We saw him last summer at Wolf Trap with Bonnie Raitt.

  5. daphne says:

    I am so happy you are going to see Addie soon! She looks so beautiful and cuddly! Enjoy it – i know she is going to adore the giraffe.
    love, daphne

  6. Rambling says:

    I am your blog groupie..er… I mean posse member.  I smiled at Elizabeth’s comment.  :-)

  7. Siobhan says:

    I used to blog on Spaces not too long ago.  I got sick of the incessant changes and the fact that with every change we were able to do less and less.  I had been there 2.5 years too…Thanks for stopping by and for your comment on my post.  I hope to aspire to be like my Gran was when it came to sorting ill-mannered companies out.  She may be gone, but definitely not forgotten.

  8. Pamala says:

    Keep nagging me.. I will get it.. umm.. Really I will.. or ..maybe not..smile.

  9. JaAG says:

    RP, I’d never nag you…  much.  ;o)

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