So you think you’re ready to blog, huh?


Blogger for Life

Although a quick and painless way to get your unscripted, unfiltered, and often unintelligible words to the masses, blogging has become much more than a world-wide forward. The modern blogger has more and more resources, less restrictions, and greater influence than ever before.

News organizations across all media types often encourage their employees to maintain an up-to-date blog.Unlike other social networks [Facebook,Twitter], blogging sites like blogspot, livejournal, wordpress, etc.  have frequently been used as a legitimate news source. Some, rightfully so, take issue with trusting any such cyber-couch potato to deliver breaking news on a real news story.

Whether you intend to use your blog for the occasional teenage rant, an attempt at literary greatness [which is unlikely given your outlet of choice], or just to take advantage of the omnipotent FWD so all your friends can check out your latest youtube flick; be prepared.

As with most topics on the web, searching for help with your blog will give you a result for every person on the planet. But unless you have as much time as the folks at TMZ, you probably won’t get past the first page of results. Luckily, I’ve done the groundwork for you.

Not all-inclusive by any means, the links below will take you to trusted sites designed to put the awesome back into your blog. The rest is up to you. As the rest happens to be the most important part, I suggest you also consider taking a writing course or read a good book.

Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well… – Blaise Pascal

Google Blogs

Make Money Blogging

Electronic Newsletters+Tech Tips

Texts & Fonts

Blog Ideas

There’s a few to get you started. As the online entrepreneur that you are, I’d encourage you to get out there and search for other tips and tricks along the way.