As part of my entrepreneurial endears or solopreneur endears I have been writing this blog. I admit to having some lack of cohesion in all of my posts and fair amount of confusion when it comes to the background of how a blog actually works or is found and read by others. Having admitted to my short comings I decided to attend a class on Blogging Basics given by Colorado Free University. http://www.freeu.com/
Ironically when I told some of my friends and family that I was taking the class the response was unanimously, "Isn't it just an on line diary?" As if to imply that I would be better off just taking a writing class. The assumption seems to be that it is all so easy to have/write a blog. But there is the whole management piece that I am trying to learn and understand. The class was defiantly helpful but I am still grappling with exactly how to use/setup RSS feeds. Am I using the best blogging platform for my needs or should I host my own blog to have more control over what happens to it. What plug ins should I use? Do I need an image hosting site? How many blog directories should I try to ping? How do I know what key words to use and how should I use them? How do I set up an anchor tag so I don't have to type the entire URL? How do I make my entries spider friendly?
Honestly I left the class with more questions then I had going in to it. But I do have a better idea of terminology and some of the things I need to learn.