Why You Shouldn’t Ask a Blogger for Tips

I made this mistake the other day on a Facebook site. Sincerely looking for tips as to what mistakes people had made or regretted as they began blogging, I posted the question on a conversation stream and got crickets.

My first reaction was sadness that no one on the stream responded. Then confusion. Then ahh, I wonder if they think I’m trying to get an idea for a blog off all their hard work and research. Or step on their shoulders for an easy lift rather than discovering the pitfalls myself.

Then I was a sad again. Because I wasn’t trying to do any of that. We all have our areas of strength, knowledge banks, successes and failures, and we’re always learning. I’ve learned a LOT about a wide variety of things having to do with writing, books, marketing, technology, life, motherhood, and when I have time, I absolutely share my advice. It would be great to have foreknowledge of some dead ends. They can be costly—financially and emotionally. I’m not sure what’s worse.

But it’s a competitive world, it’s a foot race the finish, and I have plantar fasciitis.

In the end, it’s a reminder to me to take more time to help others, too. Next time I’m in a hurry, it will be top of mind to stop and lift someone else who needs it. For now, I’ll help you by sharing the jewel below. Your welcome.

Old Movie Stars Dance to Uptown Funk Remix


3 thoughts on “Why You Shouldn’t Ask a Blogger for Tips

  1. I was struggling to get my blog (a Facebook page) off the ground. I was very fortunate then to make friends online with an experienced blogger. She answered so many questions for me! And in return I answer her computer tech questions. With her help I went from just over 200 followers to over 700 now. I find that when I reach out with questions via Messenger people are quick to assist to me, so maybe it is that one-on-one aspect that works.

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