If you’re like me, you read posts about blogging to see if you can learn anything. I imagine that this is especially true when we all started out blogging. What should we do to be better bloggers?
I encountered this on the blog of a person who had been blogging for a month:
Upgrade to a premium account as soon as possible.
I blinked as you do to make sure you’re actually correctly reading the words.
If you’re a newbie blogger, DO NOT UPGRADE TO PREMIUM. This is my advice to you. If you look around the interwebz, you’ll see a statistic that something like 1/3 of bloggers stop within three months. More stop within the subsequent months. So, let’s say you follow that advice and buy a domain immediately. Two months later you quit, thinking you might get your money back. Nope.
My advice is: if you still love blogging after four, five, or six months, consider going premium then. Frankly, depending on why you’re blogging, there may be no need to ever go premium so save your money and be happy (or spend your money on something else and be happy). Bloggers go premium in order to have more control over their blogs and/or to monetize. And, unless you have mad skills, after a month you probably don’t have enough followers to monetize your blog. Buy yourself a book or go to the movies, instead.
Back to your regularly scheduled blog experience.
ps The Gutenberg editors allows drop caps. I am now a drop capping goofball.