To the newer bloggers out there: Just because you hit “Publish” doesn’t mean readers care. “Schmoozing” goes a lot farther than a high word count.
Give your newer sisters and brothers-in-WordPress one piece of advice based on your experiences blogging. If you’re a new blogger, what’s one question you’d like to ask other bloggers?
Source: Key Takeaway | The Daily Post
It’s better to get into a community of bloggers like The Daily Post at WordPress than to write long, involved posts assuming you’ll be discovered.
If you’ve been blogging for months to a year even, chances are you already have tried some various challenges and communities. Take more time reading other peoples’ blogs than writing your own and you stand a better chance of building a following.
In doing this myself off and on through the years since I started in 2005, I’ve often found I learn more valuable stuff about blogging that way than any other activity. It’s enjoyable and I’ve also made some lifelong blog friends. Tone the self-serious down about ten notches, then you can play.