The bad thing is that you don’t have any real training and no support. There are no proof readers or designers. There isn’t an editorial calendar. It’s just a blog, a way of communicating.
I’ve been blogging since 1999. That’s a long time.
My first blog I started when I lived in Taiwan. It was basically a personal blog about my experiences of being an expat living and working in Taiwan. I worked at a large advertising company at the time. The work came to me and often I had lots of free time (when no work came) so with a computer in front of me I started blogging. Then, when we returned to Canada, I continued my blog about the reverse culture shock I experienced after living abroad for a decade.
Currently I have my real estate blog and my “community” blog. I love blogging. I take to it like a duck to water.
It happens from time to time and it happened a few weeks ago that I get a comment on one of my blogs. Bloggers love comments but sadly the comments tend to fall into one of four categories:
- “You made a spelling/grammar mistake, (dummy)”
- “The link is broken!”
- “I don’t agree with your blog post (and think you are a $%*@^#”)and sometimes but not often enough,
- “You’re doing a great job. Right on, brother!”
It’s a little disappointing when you get a bad comment. But I’m in sales and I have a thick skin and although I know how many visitors I get to my blogs every day (about 300), I appreciate every comment I get, bad or good because it means people are reading what I’m writing. I also think that for every comment I do get, there are ten I don’t get (and those are the good comments).
That was a bit of a rant. But, why not? It’s my blog.
What are your experiences?
Care to comment?