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What We Wish We Knew When We First Started Blogging – A Series

Posted By Darren Rowse 10th of July 2007 Miscellaneous Blog Tips 0 Comments

Last weekend I asked bloggers to share the lessons that they’ve learned about blogging that they wish they knew when first starting out. The resulting comment thread is so rich with ideas, experiences and lessons that it’s too good to leave languishing in a comment thread.

As I read through the comments some definite themes were present so I thought that this week I’d repost some of the comments in groups around certain themes and in doing so share a few of my own thoughts on the topics also.

The topics that we’ll cover this way this week are:

There will be one post per day and I’ll update the above list with links to each day as I release them so that there’s a central point.

Thanks to everyone for your comments – you’re welcome to continue to answer the question – but I may not be able to include too many of the future comments into posts. Apologies also to those whose comments I’ve not used. It’s not because they are not good enough, but because there were 100+ responses and I had to be a little selective.

I’ll post the first post on Blog hosting, domains and blogging platforms shortly.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. woohoo! I love these types of posts! *=)

  2. cool, I hope talk about keyword too :-)

  3. This sounds great. I’ve only recently started blogging on a more serious level, so maybe I can catch my mistakes early. I’ve already accumulated a pretty good list of things not to do, and it’s only been two months.

  4. I look forward to reading these new posts. Being only in my second month of blogging, I still need the great info the pros provide.

  5. How about recommending hosts that aren’t free. Such as Go daddy and others… I’m looking at moving my self hosted site to a paid host because I’m going to college and upgrading to a domain. Picking the right host is hard and people say not to use this and that, but I’m not sure. Maybe you could enlighten us!
    Thanks Darren.

  6. Darren, I am really looking forward to spending some time on this blog… it is just what the doctor ordered for me! I am embarking on the creation of my blog and have been asking myself the questions that you address. Thank you for what you do, I can’t wait to soak some of this up!

    – Another Darren

  7. That is good idea. can u tell me about “general comment”? what do u mean?

  8. I can’t believe what is happening to free web hosting with geocities and Tripod/Lycos (UK) closing in the same year!

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