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Just starting blogging?

Well today is the second anniversary of my blog, Stephen’s Lighthouse. That doesn’t make me one of the early bloggers by a long shot. I learned a lot from them and continue to learn from the over 560 blogs I track daily.
I’ve tried to be an authentic voice for libraries as well as a good ‘noticer’. An old friend tells me that leaders are those who don’t just notice things but tell others. Blogging is a natural for that process. So I hope you find the stuff I notice useful and I’ll try to keep it going.
Two years ago I wouldn’t have believed that I could write over 1,045 postings! You’ve made almost 1,000 comments (excluding tens of thousands of Splog!). I’ve tried to approve every real comment – although I do occasionally (and ironically despite my own potty mouth) reject one for inappropriate language or threats. I appreciate the thousands of subscribers, each and every one of you!
I also appreciate my employer, SirsiDynix, who give me free range to discuss or point to anything I notice. That’s rare in my experience and it’s a testament that I have never received any internal criticism for a posting or been asked to edit anything for a corporate purpose. Cool. I wish every part of libraryland was the same.
I also wish this new list had existed two years ago:
55 Essential Articles Every Serious Blogger Should Read
June 4th, 2007 by Matt Huggins

Matt offers a nice organized webliography of:
Blogging Basics: Getting Started
Building Meaningful Content
Increasing Traffic & Retaining Readers
Linkbaiting, SEO, & Social Networks
Building a Community
Blog Monetization
Miscellaneous Blogging Advice
Nice place to learn and improve your inderstanding about blogging. It’s excellent. Thanks Matt.
Despite a plethora of biblioblogs, Libraryland needs more voices and noticers. Join us.

Posted on: July 8, 2007, 9:53 pm Category: Uncategorized