I’m in Colorado at the and met one of the biggest personal finance bloggers tonight, J.D. Roth of . He is younger and funnier than I imagined. Also, he likes to read books in the bathtub and is a cat fanatic. J.D. has been a blogger for 13 years and shared six blogging secrets.
- be yourself
- tell stories
- assume nobody is reading your blog (write freely) and that everyone is reading your blog (even “anonymous” blogs can hurt people)
- have fun
- do what works for you
- become a good writer and continue honing your skills (J.D. recommended , by Brenda Ueland)
The conference is two days, Friday and Saturday. Sessions will cover writing, media, monetization, SEO, and a lot of other interesting topics (at least to bloggers). I already got one great idea for a new type of post that I hope to make a regular feature.