Your Take: What Was Your First Post About?
Getting over first post anxiety is tough. Nearly every blogger has felt the anxiety right before clicking Publish for the very first time. Looking back, years later, I sometimes wonder if I could’ve made my first Bargaineering post better. Thankfully with blogs, you can always go back and change it but I never did. It wasn’t out of some misplaced sense of continuity (it’s history and it cannot be revised!), I just didn’t think about doing it.
With Microblogger, especially with it being so young, I’ve turned the “hello world” post into more of a “welcome” post and I plan on going back every so often to update it. It’ll still be a “Welcome to Microblogger” post and it won’t take on the role of “Where to Start” (that’s coming, once I get more content!), but I’ll look to add more resources to it to make it more useful. One of the benefits of blogging is that you are able to go back and make things better. As Martin said earlier this week, “you see best sellers come out with a revised edition.” — it’s the clunkers that never get revised because no one cares!
So I’d like to know – what was your first post (link to it!) and if you had to do it over again what would you change, if anything? Have you gone back and updated it since you first posted it? Has it taken on a new role? Or is it indistinguishable from the others?
To turn the question on me, I wouldn’t have done anything differently with the first post on Bargaineering. To give you some context, the site was called Bargaineering but the blog part was called Blueprint for Financial Prosperity. The main page (bargaineering.com) would have “hot deals” and the blog (bargaineering.com/articles/)would have more complicated deals, as the post explained, but I didn’t venture into personal finance for a little while. I would make minor edits, linking in a few articles, but nothing significant.
If I were doing it again, I wouldn’t call it a “Launch” and I’d make it more like the Welcome page here at Microblogger – who am I, what am I doing here, and why you should join me. My approach to blogging hasn’t changed, I think my ability to communicate has improved dramatically.
Now your turn!
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