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 Post subject: LF: How To: Get Started
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:08 pm 
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Hi, all. I'm going to follow past precedent and make a little request, here. I'm very new to the blogosphere, but I've been wanting an avenue in which to collect my long list of WoW thoughts. I want to start writing a blog. However, I feel like a very fat fish in very shallow waters. I don't know how to move or breathe.

Could someone put together a list of steps to get started? What do you need? What should you have prepared before you publish? What does a successful schedule have to hold to keep the readers interested? What did you have put in place before you got started with the meaty-meat of writing?

Advice or resources to get the ball rolling would really be useful. Also, if anyone has thoughts about what the blogosphere hates or loves, needs or absolutely doesn't need, I'd love to hear those, too.

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~Rhoelyn


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Read the two sticky'd posts in this forum. Head over to the Chopping Block and read some of the critiques on other blogs. Visit a lot of the other blogs in the blogosphere and start taking notes about what posts you liked and why.

Some people publish quick daily thoughts, other people posts indepth bi-weekly articles. How you choose to blog is entirely up to you.

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Since I have a day off from school today due to excessive snow, I'm going to write a really long ass post from start to finish.

It will cover:

* Part 1: Before You Start
* Elements of a WoW Blog (features and such)
* Part 3: How I Write my Posts
* Writing and ideas in general
* Part 5: Promoting your blog
* Statistics
* Extra resources and reading
* Conclusion

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I finished 2 parts so far and I've added the links to the previous post. So far i've covered hosted vs self hosted and how I write my posts.

Yeah it's out of order. But it's how I roll =).

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dammit Matticus I was thinking about writing something like that

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Horns wrote:
dammit Matticus I was thinking about writing something like that


No one's stoppin' you, man, go for it!

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Matticus wrote:
Horns wrote:
dammit Matticus I was thinking about writing something like that


No one's stoppin' you, man, go for it!


nah seems wrong now.

However, I think I'd at least like to do the promoting & traffic part if you don't mind. But I can't promise when it will be done - week, maybe two. You mind?

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It's cool, you can go for it. I've got the promotion stuff half written anyway and I'll probably finish that within the week. But I'll most likely miss something.

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Matticus,

Thanks for the blog entries. Those are precisely the kind of intro information that I wanted (and needed). I will look forward to the rest of the entries and to any that others want to put together!

Soakin' like a sponge,
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Part 5 of the blogging bible has been finished. It entails the basic steps that are used to promote your blog and raise awareness.

http://www.worldofmatticus.com/articles ... your-blog/

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