My friend was telling me that he wants to start writing more. He was talking to me about it cuz he knows I write a lot online (hello, you’re reading my writing right now!) and he wanted to know how I recommend to get started. I wasn’t really sure what to say since there isn’t really that much to writing besides, you know, writing. So I was like dude, you just have to sit down and start writing. I know it seems simple but it can be quite a bit of work. There are some posts that really took me some effort to write, and there are others that came easily. My friend is one of those people who has a lot to say. He and I have had long talks before about some really strange stuff, so I’m sure he’ll be able to come up with stuff if he ever gets around to starting a blog. But he’s also one of those people who has the motivation to do stuff so I’m pretty sure that if he gets set up with a blog he’ll probably write a lot of stuff for it.
I told him to think about using Weebly if he wants to do something for free. Or Live Journal. He asked me if there are any that are not free and I said there are some, empower network comes to mind, but I think for someone who is just starting blogging there’s no reason to get one that costs money. I mean you’re just sharing some of your thoughts online, it’s not like you’re going to be making any money from it anyway so why pay? I guess if you want specific features you can pay for it, but I’d stay with ones that are free. Plus, you can always change your mind in the future. By doing it this way you can focus on writing and not have to worry about anything else. Most of the free ones are quite easy to set up. Especially the ones I mentioned.
So I think that he’s probably going to get started with that and then I will see if there is anything else he wants to do on his blog besides post some of the random thoughts he has. Knowing my friend he’ll probably post reviews of his favorite standup comedies or something. Actually, he’s been watching a lot of serious shows, too, which is new.