Why are blogs so good when it comes to growing your reputation and awareness of you or your business? Simple – they’re your property (self-hosted blogs) and offer an excellent way to share your thoughts, ideas and offerings to not only your readers, but their readers. Which, in turn, can lead to potential leads.
And the great thing? You can do it one block at a time.
Preparing the Blocks
Ask any blogger, and they’ll pretty much say the same thing – you need to love it to enjoy it. But then, that’s pretty much true for anything in life, and that’s what a lot of folks miss when they think about blogging.
True, you don’t need to blog daily to have a successful blog, but you do need to have some sort of rhythm, and that comes from loving what you’re doing.
Blogging can often be a lonely pastime (even for multi-author business blogs) and you don’t always see quick returns (financially or personally). So unless you love what you’re doing, it’ll become boring pretty quick.
You have an inherent need to solve problems, visually and conceptually. There is enormous value in this, but you may be misplacing your talents.
The internet, at this time in history, is the greatest client assignment of all time. The Western world is porting itself over to the web in mind and deed and is looking to make itself comfortable and productive. It’s every person in the world, connected to every other person in the world, and no one fully understands how to make best use of this new reality because no one has seen anything like it before. The internet wants to hire you to build stuff for it because its trying to figure out what it can do. It’s offering you a blank check and asking you to come up with something fascinating and useful that it can embrace en masse, to the benefit of everyone.
If you're a pro, it's easy to forget the confusion you felt when you just started learning CSS. Just for fun, let's try and remember some of those little weird confusing moments. I'll start us out by listing some random ones I remember and have picked up on while helping others recently. Then you folks take it from there in the comments.
These aren't huge big things like broken layouts in IE or which vendor prefixes should you be using. It's the little fundamental stuff, like tiny differences in syntax that change meaning in a big way.
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