25 Ways Blogging is Like Sex

  1. It’s natural to feel nervous the first time, or even the first few times, but you get the hang of it eventually.
  2. If you’re faking, it’s so obvious.
  3. The more you do it, the better you get at it.
  4. It’s so much fun, most people do it for free, although some do get paid.
  5. Sometimes, you’re just not in the mood to do it, but that’s okay.  The urge will come back.
  6. You can figure out the basics on your own, but if you really want to be good, you can learn advanced skills from a book, or from a good coach.
  7. You have to try new and different things on occasion.  Sometimes you have to change it up a little to maintain interest.
  8. Even a quickie can be good if you’re enthusiastic.
  9. You’ll generally get better results if you loosen up, release your inhibitions, and reveal the real you.
  10. If you do it a lot, soon people will start calling you an expert.  They may even ask you for advice.
  11. You can do it too much, though; it can take over your life.
  12. Photographs are often a nice addition.  You can take them yourself, or use ones taken by someone else.  You’ll find lots of free ones online.
  13. Appearance matters, yes, but performance is what really counts.
  14. It’s so easy to put it off, but as soon as you actually make time for it, it’s so satisfying, you wonder why you don’t do it more often.
  15. If you’re not into it, it’s just bad for everybody.
  16. If you are into it, chances are it will turn out pretty well.
  17. If you really want attention, try shooting some videos.
  18. Short-term benefits include feelings of accomplishment and well-being, while long-term benefits can include increased self-confidence, enhanced communications skills, and improved self-image.
  19. Sometimes, you run out of ideas, but you will eventually come up with an interesting and different angle.
  20. There are a number of tools you can use, but they’re strictly optional.
  21. Having a warm, accessible style and a conversational tone draws people in. It’s a mistake to be too formal. Or overly business-like.  Or use jargon.
  22. The best results come from commitment over time.
  23. Listening to feedback and being responsive counts for a lot.
  24. Managing several can be a real juggling act, but it never fails to impress the heck out of people.
  25. Comments are generally welcome, although some prefer not to be rated.

About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.

Posted on November 18, 2011, in Blogging Tips and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.


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