The Ten Cardinal Rules Of Blogging


It was easier when I was running EMJ, since I had built EMJ slowly over 25 years so people got to know me better as the company grew. At SYNNEX, Ek het 'n hele nuwe groep mense wat gewonder het oor wie ek is,,en,Blogging was een manier om hierdie gaping te oorbrug,,en,Ek is 'n lewenslange leerder,,en,Deur SYNNEX te doen, het ek 'n groot en vinnige leerkurwe ingeneem,,en,'N Deel van my wil mense deel en inspireer,,en,Om te blog was 'n natuurlike manier om dit te doen,,en,Uit hierdie ervaring het ek tien tien blogreëls gekry,,en,Hou 'n tema,,en,Dit help lesers lok,,en,Dit bied 'n raamwerk om te blog,,en,Ek het Time Leadership as my tema gekies,,en,Ek het 'n lang belangstelling in die gebruik van tyd en het 'n oudioboek oor tydsbestuur gepubliseer,,en,Ek is voortdurend op soek na nuwe tyd om idees te verminder om by my huidige materiaal te voeg,,en,Deur te blog, word u verplig om meer te blog,,en,Dit is net soos om 'n koerantrubriek te skryf,,en,As daar baie mense is wat u blog lees,,en. Blogging was one way to bridge this gap.

I am a life long learner. Doing SYNNEX threw me into a huge and fast learning curve. Part of me wants to share and inspire people. Blogging was a natural way for me to do this.

From this experience I came up with Ten Rules of Blogging:

1. Have a theme. This helps attract readers. It provides a framework around which to blog. I chose Time Leadership as my theme. I have had a long interest in the use of time and published an audio book on time management. I am constantly looking for new time reducing ideas to add to my present material.

2. Blogging obligates you to do more blogging. It is just like writing a newspaper column. If you have a lot of people reading your blog, hulle verwag om nuwe materiaal te sien,,en,Ek blog oor,,en,of,,en,dae per week en slaan soms 'n dag oor,,en,maar nie gereeld nie,,en,Ek weet nou die druk wat skrywers op sperdatums moet voel,,en,Blogging is 'n tweerigtingstraat,,en,U moet reageer op die kommentaar wat u sal kry,,en,Hoe groter die volgende blog,,en,hoe meer kommentaar sal u kry,,en,Blogging verg tyd,,en,Een van my tydreëls is - as ek iets by my skedule voeg wat tyd neem,,en,Ek moet iets verwyder wat dieselfde tyd in beslag neem,,en,Vir my,,en,dit neem ongeveer,,en,aan,,en,minute per dag en ek skryf vinnig en hou dit kort,,en,Wees wettig,,en,Dit is natuurlik voor die hand liggend, maar ek bedoel meer as om net wettig te wees,,en,wees versigtig om inligting weg te gee wat as vertroulik beskou kan word,,en. I blog about 5 or 6 days per week and occasionally skip a day, but not often. I now know the pressure writers on deadlines must feel.

3. Blogging is a two-way street. You must respond to the comments you will get. The larger the blog following, the more comments you will get.

4. Blogging takes time. One of my time rules is – if I add something to my schedule that takes time; I need to delete something that takes the same amount of time. For me, it takes about 15 to 20 minutes per day and I write quickly and keep it brief.

5. Be legal. Of course this is obvious but I mean more than just being legal — be careful of giving away information that could be considered to be business confidential. Daar was gevalle waar mense hul werk verloor het omdat die onderneming nie hou van wat op die blog gesê is nie,,en,Hou 'n lêer met blogidees,,en,Ek bewaar 'n elektroniese lêer en 'n papier,,en,Hierdie materiaal gee my iets om te sê as ek soms nie so geïnspireer is om te blog nie,,en,Dit kan ook iets wees wat my aanspoor om in my blog te skryf,,en,Ek weet dat ek gereeld dink oor wat goeie blogmateriaal kan wees,,en,Gee skakels van u blog,,en,Mense wat blogs lees, is gewoond daaraan om op interessante onderwerpe te klik en met die inligting na die webblad te gaan,,en,Na alles,,en,dit is die internet,,en,Begin slegs blog as u daarvan hou om te skryf,,en,Al skryf ek graag,,en,Ek vind dit dikwels 'n bietjie uitdaging,,en,Wees outentiek,,en.

6. Keep a file of blog ideas. I keep an electronic file and a paper one. This material gives me something to say when sometimes I am not as inspired to blog. It can also be something that prompts me on writing in my blog. I know I often find myself thinking in terms of what might make good blog material.

7. Provide links from your blog. People who read blogs are used to being able to click on interesting topics and going right to the web page with the information. After all, this is the internet.

8. Only start blogging if you like to write. Even though I like to write, I do often find it to be a bit of a challenge.

9. Be authentic. Ek dink die lesers waardeer dit,,en,Ek dink dit sal moeilik wees om 'n spookskrywer te laat blog,,en,Dit sou moeilik wees om werklik te lyk,,en,Wees geduldig,,en,Moenie verwag nie,,en,lesers in die eerste maand,,en,Leserskap groei mettertyd,,en,Ek volg my statistieke,,en,en ek sien dat my naweek se leserspubliek ongeveer die helfte van my leserspubliek is gedurende die week,,en,En noudat ek hierdie artikel geskryf het - is ek minder geheimsinnig,,en. I think it would be hard to have a ghost writer do a blog. It would be difficult to appear real.

10. Be patient. Don’t expect 10,000 readers in the first month. Readership grows over time. I follow my stats, and I notice my weekend readership is about half my readership during the week.

And now that I have written this article – am I less mysterious?

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