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Hey Friends! It’s been a few weeks since I have tackled a subject for discussion. There HAVE been many things on my mind – but there is one particularly I wanted to discuss.
Blog Advice Posts – and How To’s
This topic stems from my 2016 New Year New Me post. In that post, I talked about I wanted to HELP and INSPIRE others. Whether that be in life, blogging, crafting I mean, whatever. I just love helping people.
I created a sign up for an advice column, and left the info there for people to just enter their email, should they be interested. You know how many I got?
At first, I was like. “Okay. Well. That hurts.”
It almost felt personal. I felt like no one was interested in MY ADVICE or what I had to say. And while this MAY be true for some, I don’t think that’s ALL of what it is. I think there’s an all around… MEH feeling about bloggers posting advice posts or how to posts and I don’t understand WHY.
Yes, some CAN come off condescending and rude. And make a reader/blogger feel like they are doing something wrong if you don’t do things a certain way. I, have felt that way. I, don’t want others to feel that way. Be it a post someone else wrote or one I wrote.
However, a lot of what I have learned about the community, or the industry, is self-taught. Some things were not learned the easy way, either. I feel like if we as “senior” bloggers can ease newer and/or younger bloggers into the fold, then why not do it?
I wish I would have know about FTC’s. Affiliates, advertising and the like…. I wish I would have known a lot of things, really. It’s likely that there ARE posts out there that I missed. I for one, like reading about what works for some people, and what doesn’t. Do I take ALL the advice on ALL posts I read? No. Do I think some are ludicrous? Yes.
I took to twitter for a poll – and here are the results
How do you feel about Advice Posts and How To's for book bloggers?
*for a discussion post*
— tonyalee (@tonyaleeh) February 16, 2016
Honestly, I was surprised! Maybe it’s just been MY experience and conversations I’ve had, but I’ve seen/heard more from those who dislike them, over the people who love to read them. So this really shocked me!
I wont let the lack of interest stop me from doing a column, or post series, I just haven’t had the time yet to get things together. One day, world. One.Day.Blog Advice and How To's - What's your take? Click To Tweet
- What are your overall thoughts on Advice Posts and How To’s?
- Have you taken any advice from posts that you have read?
- What is the best & worst advice you have seen?
- Is there ONE THING you wish you would have known before starting your blog?