Am I still an “ag blogger?”

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I’ve wrestled with this question a lot lately. Agriculture is one of my passions, so much that I chose to make it my career. I love agriculture, and I love advocating on behalf of agriculture. But, my blog content patterns … Continue reading

6 Blogging of My Mistakes I’d Like to Learn From

The first blog post I ever wrote, was a ghostwriting project for an internship. In fact, the first couple hundred blog posts I ever wrote were of that nature. It started my freshman year of college. I was working on in-house social media for a company in my hometown, trying to leverage new e-commerce opportunities. Our entire e-commerce department was made up of two people: the e-comm director, and the intern (me) that he happened to snatch up from the print marketing staff.

When I wrote those first blog posts, I had no idea what I was doing. My boss at the time said I had a good feel for what a blog post should be capable of, but in many ways I was totally feeling my way through the dark. This all started over three years ago, and a lot has happened since then. I’ve personally operated two blogs of my own, which I then consolidated into the project you see today, kellymrivard.com. I have contributed to several blogs as a featured writer, as well. I have a lot of experience under my belt for having started all of this as a hobby.

So, if I look back on my blogging “career” and consider what I’ve learned, what are some things I would change or reconsider?

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