More On Blogging Balance

In the last post, we took a look at two activities that are important when it comes to blogging. To recap, they are reading and writing. Drawing from the article by Anne Helmond, there are three other activities that you need to consider when finding your blogging balance.

One of these is commenting. I have also published several posts on this topic. Commenting is an essential part of blogging and it actually is very much linked to reading. It makes a lot of sense for you to put the two activities together. As you read – or after you read – you can leave your own mark by making comments. This opens up new doors for you in terms of new ideas and new people to interact with. Also, do not overlook the fact that you have to respond to the comments you get in your own blog. How would you feel if you left comments in someone else’s blog and you do not get a reply?

Another activity is networking. This can actually include commenting. More than that, though, networking means that you have to participate in forums and other social networks. Some good places to start would be MyBlogLog, Blog Catalog, and so on. Just make sure that you do not get too involved so as to forget actually working on your blog – yeah, these sites can be addictive.

Last, viewing stats. I used to be addicted to this, especially when I was starting out. As tempting as it may be to stare at your stats for hours, you might be better off using that time on other things.