Welcome to the Beginner’s Guide to Blogging

This is your life. Your one and only chance to explore, discover, share, and learn. Life holds so many mysteries. There are people to meet, places to visit, and questions to answer. In a nutshell, it is one big, bad world. Your mission: to grab it by the horns and show what you can do.

Yes, your mission. You, and only you can fulfill your dreams, reach your goals, and be the very best that you can be. Your friends cannot do it for you, nor your family. Nor me, for that matter. None of us have the exact skills, abilities and awareness that you have, so please, share your experience with us. Teach us what we need to know in order to walk in your shoes. What does it take to be you? Please describe the secrets that shape your personality; that only you can unlock. Please tell us, the rest of the world, what it means to be you. Tell us in detail, in a blog. Your blog. We beseech you, please, write a blog for the rest of the world so we may learn from your experience and insight. We love to learn, and you shall be our guide. We, your readers, await your posts…

Great Expectations

The world expects great things from you, it is true. We expect you to do so many things, to achieve success, and to show that you have really tried hard in life. We expect you to write exciting stories and accounts of your adventures and mishaps. All news is good news. Tell us something today, and you’d better make it funny, or our minds will wander. Keep us amused and hold our attention, as we are hungry for your words. So feed us, and we shall remain, your readers.

No Pressure!

Sweet, thanks. By now you are starting to feel the weight of expectation. So many people want to read your blog posts, yet you haven’t even written anything! Folks are lining up to devour your amazing stories of heroes and dragons, but you’ve only just come home from school. Life sucks – waaa!! The universe is crashing down on you like a truck-load of some heavy stuff. It is all too much! How can you possibly be expected to do all this without… without, some kind of… guide…

And then, like a mighty hammer it hits you…

The Beginner’s Guide to Blogging!!!

Woah, man!! For real?? A real, live guide to blogging? And not just any guide, the beginner’s guide to blogging. This is insane! This is huge!! This is really gonna save your bacon!

You take a deep breath, and blink several times to make sure. Yep, it’s a beginner’s guide to blogging alright. Best one ever. Thank the maker!

You start reading the first post, then the about page. You gaze in wonder at the website structure. You behold what you see and determine that it is good!

“Yeah, I can work with this, ” you tell yourself, smiling. “This is legit.”

You bookmark the page, and write down the web address on the piece of note paper that you always keep close at hand.

In your (nearly) best handwriting you print the letters that make up the website URL, “megadump.edublogs.org” – making sure not to transpose any of the letters. You think it looks kinda weird but decide that weird things need lovin’ too…

With all the grit and determination you can muster, you decide then and there to carry on reading, and go hungrily in search of the link to the next post…