The thing about free advice is that a lot of it is given that ought to be followed, but isn’t. Take, for example, the free advice I was given just yesterday, on an airplane, by Brian Lamb. I even asked for this particular bit of advice, by the way, and even had to pester Brian a little bit to get it, since by nature I think he prefers not to tell people what to do. I asked about blogs.
Specifically, I asked about a good way to get started with blogging. Brian gave me some excellent advice, which he says was given to him: Spend a couple of weeks reading blogs, and maybe commenting here and there, and then when you are comfortable, you can start your own. Don’t rush it.
I have to admit, this is good advice. Yet I am at this very moment ignoring it completely.
Brian gave me another tip, which I will follow: Don’t feel like you have to have a full-blown blog on your first day. I’m easing into it. So, hello world (at least I don’t have to say 10 PRINT “hello world” ; to make this work). Let’s just see where we go.