Blog Log: The week in local blogging

Recently, this e-mail landed in our inbox from an aspiring blogger:

“Howdy….just started a new blog….…wish
me luck…never done this before, so if you have any suggestions, let ‘em rip.”

From the first post on that blog, it appears the author wants to write mostly from the political front, and he/she is certainly in good company locally.

But our advice is, don’t be afraid to break away from self-imposed order. Our job wouldn’t be as satisfying if not for the candid and awkward (and hilarious!) dialogues over at stupidmommy or an occasional rant at Blue Ridge Blue Collar Girl.

George the Bastard recently spread his wings and decided to dish out advice and The Avant Garden finally posted a video revealing the secret of rock stacking (spoiler alert!: it’s not the bucket).

In fact, follow the example of What the Hell and blog everything, even a weird note found on the floor.

But lucky for Tatujae at Revolt & Evolve, several other bloggers have only in the past week dished out advice and perspectives on blogging issues, including Dancewater’s diatribe on properly crediting blog sources, Coffeehouse Junkie’s bit on interesting writing and Edgy Mama’s reflections on blogging in general.

Oh, and you may want to follow the example of Bird on the Moon and just remember to say hello every now and then.

What about it bloggers? You got any other advice for a new upstart in town?

Brian Postelle, staff writer



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4 thoughts on “Blog Log: The week in local blogging

  1. Thanks for reading all these blogs and pointing me to the weekly best of, thus saving me time and money (also, thanks for including me)! We missed you last week.

  2. Gordon Smith

    Hiya Tatujae,

    Welcome to the Ashevillosphere – there are a lot of us. Let’s get you onto the BlogAsheville blogroll (send an email with a link to your site to the BA admin at –

    If you’re a local blogger, you can also get front-page privileges over at BlogAsheville. It can let folks get to know you at a more familiar site and send folks your way. There are some guidelines to posting at BA, just so you know.

    Come out to our too-few BlogAsheville gatherings.

    As far as blogging advice, I’d say:

    Be Honest
    Draft Drunk, Edit Sober
    Keep your Site stats public
    Have Fun
    Link to others in the area as often as you can.

  3. The best way for a new blogger to get noticed is to visit other blogs and leave thoughtful comments that link back to your own blog from your name. If people like what they see and read there, they will keep coming back.

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