I have had many requests to write a bit about blogging. I certainly don’t consider myself an expert, so the things I am writing are based on my experience only. I am sure a professional would give you different advice, but this is what works for me:
I love to write. My interests are many and varied. So, it is difficult to pin down a genre for my blog because I may write about anything from gardening to rocket science.
I have a set of core values which guide me in my writing. For example: I have deep spiritual beliefs. The stories I write are guided by my values. I would say my number one reason for blogging is to put good vibrations out into the universe. I am true to my core values and never compromise them. If all I do is help one person each day realize life is worth living and God is over all, I have accomplished my goal.
I read and re-read lots of books written by people who fascinate and intrigue me and whom I respect.
I only write about things that interest me. I don’t try to please everybody. I don’t consider myself an expert so I don’t go into great detail in my blogs. My hope is to peak interest and inspire others to seek more information on the subjects that interest them.
I lead a busy life. I do not keep a regular schedule for blogging, but I try to blog at least once each week. Occasionally I’m inspired to write more often.
For me there has been no ‘magic’ plan. And I would say to you, first choose a domain name, URL, and then find a theme or a platform. I use WordPress. Find a host. I use GoDaddy. Just get started. There is so much to learn. I am still a novice. I am technologically challenged, but I am not afraid to make mistakes. I have learned more from the mistakes I’ve made than any other teacher. I honestly believe if my blog is destined to be widely read, it will be so. If not, I have had a really enjoyable experience. I have nothing to loose. It doesn’t get better than that!
My name is Earlynn Sheehan. I am a happy Mom, grandmother, and great grandmother, happily married to my best friend, Kermit. We have been married 51 years and have one son, four daughters, and their spouses, 16 grandchildren, plus 5 additional grandchildren through marriage, AND 8 great grandchildren. We love them all. God has blessed us with just enough challenges to keep us humble and plenty of love to keep us happy. I have written a book, Transformed which is available through Hay House, or my web site, www.earlynnsjustsayin.org. Feel free to contact me through email, email@example.com. If your heart tells you to start a web site and blog…..just do it! Don’t wait until you think you know all there is to know. Just dive in and make it happen. Good luck and God bless your efforts.
For now, Earlynn’s just sayin’: “I believe anything that you really want also wants you. So if blogging is calling your name, go for it….you’ll be blessed for your effort. Thanks for spending time with me. Gloria! In Excelsis Deo.”