As the WordCount Blogathon comes to a close (four more days!), I can say that, although I’ve blogged for myself and for organizations in the past, I’ve learned a lot about the art of blogging. This includes:
- Using WordPress
- Re-learning blogging basics (with assistance from Jane Boursaw)
- The art of commenting
- Creating compelling content
- Publishing on the fly
- Posting images
- Sharing posts on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
- Updating widgets and… a whole lot more. However, as you can see from the wonky bullet points in this post, I still have more to learn!
In addition, I’ve gained more knowledge about children’s mental health through new research, interviews with experts and through the useful comments that others have posted here.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, I have met (mostly virtually) some wonderful fellow bloggers. Many of their sites are linked on my Blogroll on the right hand side of the main page. I encourage you to check out their blogs.
What do you love about blogging? Is it sharing information with others? Connecting with fellow bloggers? Learning new tools and tricks? Self-publishing? Social media? I’d love to hear your thoughts.