Monday, May 9, 2016
Question of the Month and Boredom Buster
I'm a little late for the Question of Month, hosted by Michael D'Agostino. But, better late than never. The question is, "What three pieces of advice would you give to a new blogger, to help them on their blogging journey? "
1. Blog about something that interests you. You'll have a lot of blogging to do, so you might as well like what you're writing about.
2. Blog at least three times a week, especially when you're getting started. (I used to blog 7 days a week, but now I just can't. It's a challenge just getting on here a couple of times a week. Sorry!)
3. Reach out to other bloggers and comment regularly on their blogs. That's what makes blogging fun. You develop relationships. You comment on their blogs, they comment on yours.
And just because I'm the Mama, and I like to give advice, I'll give one more.
4. Participate in the A-Z challenge in April. If you're having trouble connecting with other bloggers, this is a great place to meet them and get the relationship process going.
Do you have any advice for new bloggers?
Now for the story:
The other day, I watched my daughter as she tapped on her phone. The sounds she produced on it were strangely familiar.
"What are you doing?" I asked.
"De-boring myself," she answered.
I wasn't sure "de-boring" was a word, but I went with the flow. "And how exactly are you doing that?"
She showed me her screen. Numbers were on it - just like how it would look if she was making a phone call. (I know, it's kind of odd to see a phone being used as a phone these days.) As she tapped the numbers, they made tones. And the tones made music. "It's a One Direction song," she said.
I listened again. It was indeed a One Direction song. She played quite a variety of tunes that way. I was impressed. (It's just too bad she wasn't interested in playing something called a piano. That would be a real boredom buster!)