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10 things to remember about blogging

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Yehuda a blog out of Israel has nice 10 item list of things to remember about blogging. It’s titled: How I Became a Professional Blogger. Not sure at what point a blogger becomes a professional blogger but I like his list.

1. Have something to offer
2. Pick a subject that you’re passionate about
3. Don’t be afraid of failing
4. Make blogging a daily priority
5. Fight adversity
6. Turn to the professionals
7. Find things that aren’t being covered in your niche
8. Be promiscuous with your links
9. Maintain a focus on your readers
10. Look for opportunities

So I can see from this list I’m obviously not a professional blogger. 1,2,3 I think I’m OK with. #4: I’ve tried this a couple of times, but there are some days when I just don’t have anything to write, and I’d rather not write something than write something that doesn’t do me any good.

I think #8 is the best advise for any blogger. The more links you have the more readers you are likely to attract and as a professional blogger readers I guess turn into dollar signs.

As for me…I blog pretty much for myself. Somethings I’ll post items so I know where to find them. Like my NECC schedule. I know I’ll be blogging a lot at NECC so it just makes sense to me to have my schedule on my blog. I don’t really focus on my readers, instead I focus on my passion. On new learning, new methods, new tools, and new ideas around the use of technology in education. So if a Professional Blogger is in the Majors, I’d probably consider myself in Double A. I blog because I love it, because I find power in it and because it’s me. But I also know my chances of making it to the pros is slim to none. I don’t make enough money (none in fact) off of blogging to have it be a full time job. But I still show up everyday because I love to play the game and am passionate about what I do.


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I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.


  1. Jeff,

    I like the analogy of baseball to blogging. There are a few people who can make it as a professional but anyone can be a fan because they understand the basic principles. Commenting is like sports talk radio, everyone has an opinion 🙂

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