Who am I to say how to start a beer blog?
If you do not have a beer blog, I’m a bleeping expert. Once you do step one below, you can decide whether or not I know what I’m doing. But until then, I am your beer blogging coach. You are Rocky and I’m Mick.
Step One – The Nike Slogan
Yep, that’s right. You know the good ole Nike slogan…
“Just do it.”
This is step one. Just start the damn blog. Go to WordPress.com, sign up for a free account and just start writing. It’ll take some time to figure out how to use the site. I’m still going through and tweaking settings as I see fit. Go to Lynda.com, sign up for the trial period and take the WordPress.com Essential Training course.
But first instead of doing the above you’re going to say at least one of the follow:
“I just like reading other people’s blogs.”
“I have nothing to contribute.”
Or my favorite, “I have no time.”
You are wrong on all accords. If you are reading this then at some level, even subconsciously, you want your own beer blog. I’m sure there’s some Freudian envy theory somewhere than can explain it better than me but yes, if you’re here you have some interest in starting one.
You absolutely do have something to contribute. Everything you say matters to someone, especially the hard working craft breweries that rely on feedback to improve their products. Continue reading