Since most of you who read this blog are writers, or want to be writers, I’m assuming you all have blogs.
My turtle has a blog, so if you don’t and you want to be a writer, you are nowhere close to being one. In other words, start a blog now. For those who blog regularly, I thought you might find this useful.
One of my favorite bloggers is Melissa Lafsky of Opinionistas.com. A former lawyer now full-time blogger (who has a great story by the way), although not a travel-blogger she writes so brilliantly we can all learn a thing or two from her.
She recently did a talk on BlogTalkRadio on finding yourself through blogging and unlocking self expression online.
The talk is actually a disappointment as it drags on too long, without enough substance. I only listened to all of it because I’m a Lafsky fan. So if you don’t want to listen to the entire 30-minute show — here are the key points that Lafsky gives to fellow bloggers on blogging.
– Write about what you think you shouldn’t write about (that’s the meat people want to read).
– Write something true, be authentic, and in doing so open up a dialogue with yourself
– Think about what thoughts/opinions of yours you want to put out into the world when you choose what to write
– Have a goal when you write and think about your readers
– Good content rises to the top
– Avoid rage-blogging
Simple thoughts that we all know, but always need reinforced.