So, I got this website up and running after a lot of agonizing and planning. Perhaps it’s my experience in traditional broadcast media that had me envisioning that every blog post needed to be slick and well-produced. After a nice site launch, great feedback and quite a bit of web traffic, I’ve been sitting back thinking, “Well, that wasn’t so hard!”
Reality hit today as I met with my tech pal, MJ Tam, founder of www.chicagonista.com. “Uh, you need to be blogging everyday,” she told me in a matter-of-fact manner. MJ’s a veteran blogger and knows that it takes a truly dedicated person to keep a vibrant and interesting website going.
More guilt came through on twitter. I had asked Social Media guru John Haydon to check out my new website and soon after he tweeted, “Looks fine to me. Just blog as much as you can.”
I now realize I missed numerous topics to blog about over the past two days. I had covered Chicago Blackhawk Patrick Kane and his return to the ice for USA Hockey Orientation camp for the 2010 Olympics after his arrest in Buffalo for allegedly assaulting a cab driver. Just today, I was in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood where street fights have been a common problem all summer long.
Okay, watch out! I think I’m getting the hang of this blogging business.