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Hey Friends! It’s been a few weeks since I have tackled a subject for discussion. There HAVE been many things on my mind – but there is one particularly I wanted to discuss.
Blog Advice Posts – and How To’s
This topic stems from my 2016 New Year New Me post. In that post, I talked about I wanted to HELP and INSPIRE others. Whether that be in life, blogging, crafting I mean, whatever. I just love helping people.
I created a sign up for an advice column, and left the info there for people to just enter their email, should they be interested. You know how many I got?
At first, I was like. “Okay. Well. That hurts.”
It almost felt personal. I felt like no one was interested in MY ADVICE or what I had to say. And while this MAY be true for some, I don’t think that’s ALL of what it is. I think there’s an all around… MEH feeling about bloggers posting advice posts or how to posts and I don’t understand WHY.
Yes, some CAN come off condescending and rude. And make a reader/blogger feel like they are doing something wrong if you don’t do things a certain way. I, have felt that way. I, don’t want others to feel that way. Be it a post someone else wrote or one I wrote.
However, a lot of what I have learned about the community, or the industry, is self-taught. Some things were not learned the easy way, either. I feel like if we as “senior” bloggers can ease newer and/or younger bloggers into the fold, then why not do it?
I wish I would have know about FTC’s. Affiliates, advertising and the like…. I wish I would have known a lot of things, really. It’s likely that there ARE posts out there that I missed. I for one, like reading about what works for some people, and what doesn’t. Do I take ALL the advice on ALL posts I read? No. Do I think some are ludicrous? Yes.
I took to twitter for a poll – and here are the results
How do you feel about Advice Posts and How To's for book bloggers?
*for a discussion post*
— tonyalee (@tonyaleeh) February 16, 2016
Honestly, I was surprised! Maybe it’s just been MY experience and conversations I’ve had, but I’ve seen/heard more from those who dislike them, over the people who love to read them. So this really shocked me!
I wont let the lack of interest stop me from doing a column, or post series, I just haven’t had the time yet to get things together. One day, world. One.Day.Blog Advice and How To's - What's your take? Click To Tweet
- What are your overall thoughts on Advice Posts and How To’s?
- Have you taken any advice from posts that you have read?
- What is the best & worst advice you have seen?
- Is there ONE THING you wish you would have known before starting your blog?
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic, and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.