How I Started to Start Blogging

I had a hard time defining what I really wanted to blog about. I still can not define what I blog about in a few words as I feel I am just finding my blogging legs.

So you want to be a blogger but what are you going to blog about? This is a question nearly every blogger has had to ask themselves at one time or another, if not continually and one that perplexed me for some time.  I had a hard time defining what I really wanted to blog about.   I still can not define what I blog about in a few words as I feel I am just finding my blogging legs. Being a designer developer I attempt to write about the things that interest me from  website design, SEO, social networking, online marketing and blogging and trying to connect the dots between them all for others. This is How I Started to Start Blogging

What are you going to blog about?

This was the question of questions for me, I can only tell you what brought me to start down this sometimes painful and yet satisfying road.

I am a website designer and developer. I thought I knew a lot about website design having designed websites since 1994 and I have worked on many big name websites.

Along came My Space, I didn’t get it, what a waist of time I thought and then came Facebook, I still did not get it.

My kids started using both My Space Facebook finally settled with Facebook. I still didn’t get it.

The smart marketing behind Facebook is that you need to have an account to view someones pages, I wanted to see what my kids where doing on this ‘social network’ and I needed an account to be able to do just that, so I signed up, I still did not get it.

I didn’t do anything with my Facebook account for an age or two, it just sat there doing nothing. You see, I only signed up to see what my kids where doing and ‘try to’ connect with them on their level.

What I did next, which I did not know at the time was my first real venture into social networking, I get a Twitter account.

Twitter was hard for me grasp, some of the dribble was way to superficial for my likes but I stubbled across Michael Martine aka @remarkableblogger
I stared following his tweets and reading the things he linked to, looked at the people that also followed him and found a heap of information that lead me to get a grip on what it was about for me and it changed the way I looked at social networking.

I started looking for other interesting twitts … twitterers to follow and looking at their websites and their tweetes, I was hooked, great information from like minded individuals.

SEO was my first great interest but I came across Mashable, Problogger and a heap of other sites that pushed all my buttons, but in a good way and my education had begun.

That’s how it happened for me and it has reinvigorated my passion for the digital space, so much so that it has changed my outlook on website design and online marketing and now I am following in the path of those that inspired me.

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