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What Bloggers can learn from Cinderella

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I bet everybody knows about the fairy tale of Cinderella. It is a story of a girl being disliked by her stepsisters and cruel stepmother. The story was sad in the beginning but ended happily as she met her Prince Charming. Although it is more of a love story, bloggers can also learn some lessons that can help improve their blog that is, if they can only analyze things a bit deeper. Here is what I learned as I am sharing the story to my daughter.

You must start from scratch

Success in blogging does not come overnight, as some expert wannabes claim. Do not be afraid to start from zero as every blogger are passing through this situation. There will be a lot of distractions around but do not mind them. There are even those who will not like you but still, you got to go on. Dance with the music as long as you enjoy it. It is better to turn rags to riches rather than the other way around.

You cannot improve alone

All of us need someone who can help somehow. I believe that every blogger has his fairy godmother or mentor for that matter, who will always be there to lend a helping hand. Do not hesitate to ask if you do not understand certain things such as codes, plug-ins and even writing tips. You will need the expertise of top bloggers and even advises from fellow bloggers. Read their posts and try their tips. Let their articles be the magic wand you are longing for.

Follow the rules

Do not wait till the clock strikes at midnight. If you are into forum posting, read the rules first and follow them religiously so you won’t be banned or suspended. Do not challenge Google by spamming around just to promote your blog, or to sell your stuff. Do not even try to copy and paste posts from other blogs thinking that nobody is watching. It will be only you who will suffer in the end. You can only run but you can never hide.

Do not rush things

If the shoe fits on Cinderella’s foot, why was it left in the palace? Well, it is because she is running. Why hurry in making posts to update your blog and discover later that it has multiple mistakes after posting? Take time to look for useful tips and understand them carefully before applying them to your blog. Blogging is about the early bird who catches the early worm, but you might miss the most important thing when you are in a hurry.

Blogging has no magical powers, but can produce magical results.

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August 18, 2008 at 9:26 AM

Nice post! Cinderella was always one of my favorites as a girl, not because she is "rescued" by the Prince, but because she is a genuinely good person who ends up having a good life in the end. Perfect example of karma in action!

I especially like your advice not to hurry, perhaps making many mistakes as a result. I wish more bloggers concentrated on quality, not quantity.

  Karen & Gerard Zemek

August 19, 2008 at 7:10 PM

Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it and will check out your other related links as well.