Our most valued cultural institutions, Keen warns—our professional newspapers, magazines, music, and movies—are being overtaken by an avalanche of amateur, user-generated free content. Advertising revenue is being siphoned off by free classified ads on sites like Craigslist; television networks are under attack from free user-generated programming on YouTube and the like; file-sharing and digital piracy have devastated the multibillion-dollar music business and threaten to undermine our movie industry. When anonymous bloggers and videographers, unconstrained by professional standards or editorial filters, can alter the public debate and manipulate public opinion, truth becomes a commodity to be bought, sold, packaged, and reinvented. The very anonymity that the Web 2.
6 Most Common Mistakes Amateur Bloggers Make
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Starting a blog has its own host of uncertainties. You will always find yourself doubting every move you make. Will this work? Have I done my best? Such questions can stick you in a circle of thought and consequently lead you to mistakes. But hold your horses, man is still to error, and like the amateur blogger you are, the universe will forgive you for that. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.
The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals
When I first started blogging in , I set up a free account with Blogger, and just started writing about whatever I wanted. It was great! I grew more as a writer in a few months than I had studying creative writing in college.
If you were part of my community last time, you would have seen the transformation my brand and I have gone through — in a good way. I made all the classic mistakes. But with each mistake I made, I fell down but got back up much stronger and wiser.