A long, long time ago, in September of 2008, when I was just getting started with blogging and podcasting, I wrote a post called Welcome to the Blogosphere. The topic of that post was an interview with Shane Birley and Susannah Gardner, the authors of Blogging for Dummies: The Second Edition.
Well, time goes by, and 230 posts and two and a half years later, I caught up with Shane and Susie again, who have just published Blogging for Dummies: The Third Edition.
We chatted about how the Blogosphere has changed in the past two years, and about how social media is now a huge part of blogging. We also talked about WordPress versus Blogger, and how quickly things change on the ‘net.
Shane and Susie leave us with three blogging tips:
- Schedule time to write
- Define for yourself what success looks like and set goals
- How to use other forms of social media to increase your blog readership (like e-newsletters)
I won’t give away any more, you’ll just have to listen….
Follow Shane on Twitter: @shanebee
Follow Susie on Twitter: @supersusie