Each time I teach the Juicy Blogging E-Course, I update the material because blogging trends and tools are always changing. I also look through questions posted by students in past classes to make sure the course addresses the most common issues. For example, past students have asked:
- How do I know my content is unique and interesting when there are a lot of people blogging in my field?
- I don’t consider myself a writer, but I know I have great ideas to share that will help people. How can I get more excited about actually sitting down to write my blog?
- How do I find my authentic voice, even if I am speaking from my professional self?
- How can I promote my blog in a way that feels genuine to me and not self-congratulatory?
- How important is it to interact with other bloggers, respond to/comment on their posts, etc?
- How do I cultivate more readers?
- How do I continue to generate content that is interesting and engaging?
What is *your* #1 burning question about blogging?
I’ll answer it in the comments below, or in a separate blog post. If you have a blog, please share the URL along with your question.
The next session of the Juicy Blogging E-Course: The Art & Play of Blogging is October 3-31, 2016. Earlybird pricing ends September 22nd.
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This looks like a great course — I’d like to do it! We’ll see where I am at in a couple of weeks with all this other stuff I’m addressing, and with any luck I will have cleared the way to participate!
Thanks again for meeting with me, I appreciated all you had to say. I have registered in MYoga and issued a 5-class series as a token of my appreciation!
Hope to see you at the studio one day soon —
All the best,
P.S. You can register for class ahead of time at http://www.m-yoga.org/class-registration.html .
I’d like the answers to the above questions. Also, is it acceptable to write personal experience stories that include other family members, like parents or siblings ? Is it better to write anonymously or as yourself?
HI Michelle! I don’t think the comment box would be able to fit the answers to *all* of those questions, so let’s answer your two specific ones.
Q1. Is it acceptable to write personal experience stories that include other family members, like parents or siblings? A1. I would recommend you read the post, “Should You Let the Cats Out of the Bag? Blogging About Family and Friends” https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/writing-about-family/ It covers the issue really well. The bottom line is, as we’ve seen from any number of scandals in the news, nothing you write online is private, so if there is anything in your post that might hurt the person’s feelings, or their chances at employment, or their relationships, or their privacy comfort level, or heaven forbid, their safety, that’s bad news. Some tactics the post suggests are: 1. ask permission, 2. use pseudonyms for people’s names, 3. change identifying details, 4. change your post settings to “private” so that you can get if off your chest, but not hurt anyone in the process.
Q2. Is it better to write anonymously or as yourself? A2. You need to choose your blogging identity based on what your goals are for your blog. Check out the ProBlogger post, “5 Reasons to Blog Anonymously (And 5 Reasons Not to): http://www.problogger.net/5-reasons-to-blog-anonymously-and-5-reasons-not-to The basic gist is that blogging anonymously allows you to write freely about whatever you want without causing any harm. The con is that it can be harder to build traffic, and you have to be very careful to not do anything that would reveal your identify, including never telling anyone about your blog.