Today is December, 28. For most people it can be usual ordinary day, but for me it is a special one. I remember, two months ago I posted my first blog on WordPress. It was October, 28. That day I posted only “Hello, world. October 28, 2010 is the day I first created my own blog! It is amazing, exciting. You are interested in my blog, you are always welcome.” Looking back, I realize how it is exciting and interesting to have a blog you are passionate of writing for. In the very beginning I wrote very short posts, just 3-10 sentences. That time I thought a lot whether to put a definite event on the blog or not. But gradually, it went somehow, because something from inside advised to post it or not. It is only the matter of inexperience in blogging. One more thing I paid attention that time was visitor statistics. In October and even in November it varied so much. Having two-month experience behind, I decided to collect stats on how the statistics changed. And I am glad it looks like a ladder going up. I had only 57 views in October, in November it increased to 196, this month it is even much higher.  It means that in average I have 8-10 visitors per day.The most active month was December. I hope it will continue growing as I continue blogging.

I guess it is my last post this year. On New Year’s Eve I wish friendship of all nations in the world get stronger and trust to each other more powerful. Happy New 2011 Year!

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Today I thought I didn’t have anything interesting to write. With that idea I opened my WordPress to check what was going with my blog. Here on the main page I noticed Marya writes post on “What I learnt from blogging heroes”. It said blogging heroes and I thought what kind of heroes they were. When I opened the page I found out so many useful things for me: tips for successful blogging.

As a matter of fact, I am totally new in blogging. In the end of October my teacher introduced us with blogging. For a person, who never had own blog in the internet, it was exciting. At the same time, I felt responsibility before the audience for I knew that someone from outside would read my posts. So I wanted to have readers as many as possible. And decided to put everything I liked on the blog. However, sometimes it was difficult to write something on my blog. I found the topic inappropriate or even boring. You will understand me: I wanted to please a reader and myself. It was only just the beginning of that great process of blogging. Each time I have comments on my posts I am happy. It is a proof that there is someone, who has read it and has left his opinion of what I posted, whether he liked it or not. Critics is the way for improvement and self-development. I remember, once my friend ( bloggger as well) said that my blog page was too dark. (You can go to Newchallengekz to know more about my friend’s blog.) She is one of my constant readers. And she said that it was difficult to read my posts on a dark background. It became more assiduous when I had long posts.  She knows better, because she is my reader. I never read my posts on blog, I write them. So, the next day I changed my blog theme to a bright one ( my blog right now). The same day she was surprised I paid attention to her remark so quick. “It is much better now” she said. I do think so.

So, that is why it is important to accept critics. In Mary writes blog I found out the same. Marya wrote “Accept criticism with open attitude and see what you can learn from it.”

What is interesting: I thought if you had a blog, you should blog everyday. Sometimes I didn’t know what to blog about today, but now I know it is better to blog when you really have something to say, when the writing comes from you heart.

So, I want to share with you the tips for successful blogging that Marya writes presented.

  • You don’t have to write everyday.
  • Go to other blogs.
  • Find a niche.
  • Cultivate good writing.
  • Respect your readers.
  • Gain experience from your personal blog.
  • Blogging is a learning process.
  • Increase your leadership over time.

Also you can follow the link here and read the whole post for detailed instructions on each tip. You will find it useful. There are tips I already use, there are some I have never thought about. For instance, gain experience from your personal blogging. How I thought before, “Great” I think now.

Blogging is really great, especially I am happy to lead it in English. It is a good way to improve my writing skills and thinking in English. Thank you, WordPress!