Hello everybody. I’m Phillip, Performancing.com’s new resident writer. I have been a Performancing user for nearly a year now, so when I was approached to regularly write blog posts for the site, I couldn’t have been a happier man.
I’ve been blogging for more than two years now, and problogging for nearly a year. Needless to say, I love blogging, and being able to earn something from it inspires me to further hone the art (yes, it’s an art, not merely a trade!).
Hopefully, my experiences in blogging and writing in general will be of help to fellow bloggers, especially those who are just starting to dip their toes into the water. The water might feel frigid at first, but trust me, once you’re wading neck-deep in it (neck-deep in a backlog of blog posts and hopefully volumes of traffic, that is!), it will be far from frigid.
You’ll see more of my posts in the coming days, but for now, let me leave you with a pseudo-appetizer — some of the pseudo-rules I observe in blogging.
- Blog content is king. Words are king. Oft-mentioned to the point of being cliché, but sometimes forgotten by bloggers. I’m guilty of that, too; several times I fell into the trap of spending too much time on blog layout, ad placements, traffic generation, and the like while forgetting about the content.
- Blogging is not just about earning money. You can go into blogging with dollar signs imprinted on your eyes, but don’t feel disheartened when the dreams don’t turn into reality. There are other things you can get from blogging. More on this in a future post.
- While words are the pillars of blogs, don’t forget the images. Think of your blogs as magazines rather than academic publications. Heck, the latter even have diagrams to break the text.