Wine Writer

The Top 10 Things I’ve Learned About Wine Blogging

[The above image is my first typewriter – given to me by my grandmother, and my first Brownie camera – given to me by my grandfather.]

In December of 2005, Wine-Blog.org was launched. I’ve learned a lot in the last three years, that, no doubt, those before me have also learned:

  1. Blogging (to do it correctly with succinct writing, nearly perfect grammar, correct spelling and punctuation, consideration for others in the process, uploading photos) takes at least two hours a day for one story to be written properly, and then launched into cyber space.
  2. Blogging is about the love of writing, which turns out to be a passion. In my case, it’s about the world of wine, because that’s what I live as a daily vocation.
  3. Blogging allows the author to have a lot of freedom; whereas, writing for clients has to be pre-approved before the message is ever released.
  4. Blogging is very addictive, especially when one can watch an interest growing behind the scenes on the back end of a blog.
  5. Blogging allows for the option to either rant or rave.
  6. Blogging is a non-paying job, for most of us.
  7. Blogging has many people desperately trying to figure out how to turn their avocation into a vocation, which was very evident at the Wine Bloggers Conference.
  8. Blogging for money was never my intent, and remains that way three years later.
  9. Blogging allows me to release stories inside of me in a creative, less structured way. I’ve always had a great need to write creatively.
  10. Blogging, like all writing, has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Right now, I’m in the middle of it, but know that someday, something else will become more important. For now, it’s working.

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