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Hurdle 22: Building Bridges

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The internet has revolutionised communication. Its also revolutionised the way people ask for stuff. Sometimes its a Nigerian prince asking for your bank details,  sometimes its people asking you to like a facebook page, and even more often its a handsome law student from the east midlands asking you to read his awesome blog. Its endless, and its impossible to differentiate between deserving causes and undeserving causes. This is relevant for bloggers because the best way to build up that first community of readers is by asking people to read your blog. Its not something to be ashamed of, as people would prefer to be asked rather than tricked into reading your blog.

I can make this hurdle a quick one, because this has an easy solution...don't ask them to come, give them a reason to come. Clearly its more complicated than it sounds, and the way to achieve this involves a long term commitment.

Your first few weeks of blogging could be disappointing. You may only get a handful of visitors, no comments and even negative feedback. This is because it takes time for you to find your feet as a blogger, and it takes even longer for your reputation to become established.

Keep posting, keep positive, and keep evolving...success as a blogger takes time and commitment.