What have I learned during my first year of blogging?

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It has already been a year since I started blogging. I started off blogging as part of my personal brand while I was employed full-time for an accounting firm. I was a little apprehensive at first as I had never really been a person that was into writing essays while in school. However, in school you were typically restricted to a subject that was provided to you by your instructor and there were word or page counts that you had to meet. In this forum, I can discuss topics that I am really interested in discussing with my audience. Here are some things that I have learned in my first year of blogging.

Put aside time in your schedule to blog. I normally write my blog on either Sunday or Monday evenings. Blogging has now become part of my weekly routine and I just sit down and type my thoughts.

Fact checking is critical. I ran into one situation this year where I was partially right on a fact I provided as I thought I knew the tax issue off the top of my head. One of my readers pointed this out to me and I had to correct a couple sentences in my blog. I thanked him afterwards and it was great that he pointed my error out to me.

Always have a second set of eyes proofread your blog. Sure, I use Grammarly to help me out, but having an actual person look it over and give suggestions is quite helpful. I am very lucky that my proofreader is my wife and she is an accountant.

Lastly, keep notes on what you find interesting as they come up. These notes can then be used to create a list of upcoming blog topics. For example, I may see a common trend amongst my clients that may be worth explaining to my audience.

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Shawn Oldridge



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