Best Practices for the Blogger from BlogGurl’s Follies

There are attitudes that a blogger must adapt to have a successful blogging career, and I have to tell you that I had learned most of these, by doing the exact opposite of what I advise here, now.

I usually learn by making the biggest, most fatal mistakes first, then realizing my follies later.

So all set to learn from the knee-scrapes I personally got? Game on… After the “More” button. :p

Just a disclaimer before I go on: I do not claim the infallibility of the tips I will give you now, but I would go as far as to claim that these “principles” may work. :p

Blogger Best [Practice] Attitude #1: Be observant.

When you are aware of your surroundings, you could actually be able to gather more information and more inspiration for your work. My waterloo with this point lies in the fact that I may list down the many topics I find interesting to write, but either I forget about them, eventually ditch them topics, or just let them pile up, because new ideas have sprung up. 🙁

Blogger Best [Practice] Attitude #2: Make a schedule of posts.

I think I came across this tip either on this very blog ( or on I never really saw the value of this until I realized that I was getting snowed in with my tasks because I lump them all up at the end of the month. NOT GOOD!

Blogger Best [Practice] Attitude #3: Blog on time/on schedule.

This comes hand in hand with Best Practice/Attitude #2, and is one thing that I really have to preach to myself, because this is where I fail the most. I had been so bulldozed by life that eventually, all my blogging load got “snowed in.” I really have to work on really blogging on time, so that I would be able to catch up with the posts I have to do.

These are the hardest lessons I’ve had to learn, especially points # 2 and 3. Hope you learn from my mistakes too. :)More tips this coming April!

Originally posted on March 31, 2008 @ 9:55 pm