Give your newer sisters and brothers-in-WordPress one piece of advice based on your experiences blogging.
If you’re a new blogger, what’s one question you’d like to ask other bloggers?
(Make sure to visit one another’s posts today, to check ‘em out and respond!)
My teachers in writing and literature classes could never stress this enough: to be a writer, one must be reader. We read in class. We read outside of class. We read in between classes. We read while eating. If it were believable, we read in our sleep.
Why read when you could just write?
True. One can write without having to read stuff. But how long could you keep up the act? How long before your well runs dry?
“I read my stuff!”
Okay. If you keep reading just the things that you yourself wrote, you may just unknowingly plagiarize yourself one day. And that is not flattering, however you put it. How long before you realize you’re just repeating yourself and your posts? Or keep referring to the old ones because you don’t know how else to write them?
By reading news, posts, and other blogs, you not only increase someone’s stats or contribute to the site but you also enrich your vocabulary, refresh your perspective, and possibly even broaden your horizon.
Never limit yourself by being proud of what you have done or wrote or blogged. Read. And read more.