What are the Ingredients for a Well-made Blog?

While my cousin, Duke DesRochers, turned to social media for his publishing platform, updating his blog rarely, I still hold that he started out with a price example of a perfect personal blog.

Isn’t that where everyone starts? Totally clueless. Everyone is talking blog this, blog that, social media, Twitter, Flickr, tweet, but really, until you dig in, you have little understand about what this bloggy thing is all about. Other than occasionally surfing the web, his only interaction with the web world was through email. Now, he’s a proud blog owner and getting a taste of the power of the blog.

At first, Duke did his best with his blog. He put the audition video in and wrote some posts about the process, spreading the word to his friends and family, who showed up faithfully to leave a comment or two and cheer him on.

…There are all kinds of blogs, and many definitions for the different types of blogs. The definition for me of a personal blog is one that tells a story, a personal story. It doesn’t matter how the story is told, by words, pictures, video, cartoons, artwork, audio, or combination of all of them. Storytelling defines a personal blog as personal.

As you make decisions regarding your own personal blog, learn from Duke. Learn from others who came before you on how to share your story, your life, your adventures, your lessons learned, your journey through this world. We’re waiting. Your voice is needed.

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