13 Years of Learning About Wine Blogging
In reviewing what I’ve learned in those 13 years of blogging about the wine business, wine politics, wine culture and wine PR I can list the following with a high degree of confidence:
- All wine blogging is wine writing, but not all wine writing is wine blogging
- Write and blog with a strong, identifiable and confident voice
- Only bite the hand that feeds you if they take away your silverware
- Pictures Help
- Write like everyone is reading you, but know that relatively few will
- It takes an effort to comment on a blog so…respect that.
- I could make money at this, but simultaneously at little else
- There are worse things than writing for other bloggers and writers
- If you want to be a better blogger, read better writers
- The more you write, the more will read you.
- A commitment to consistency is really hard to maintain
- Repeating yourself isn’t a sin. Chances are you didn’t get it right the 1st time
- If it takes you longer than 30 minutes to write a 500-word post, you don’t have it yet
Finally, on the occasion of my 13th anniversary blogging here at FERMENTATION: The Daily Wine Blog, I am waiving all subscription fees for readers. Happy Fermentation Day.