About six weeks ago I received an e-mail from a chap called Alan. He said this:
Hi, may I ask, what is the best tip you can share about starting my own recovery blog?
Now, I'm obviously a big fan of sober blogging. In fact I wrote a post recently titled Blogging Saved my Life (click here to read).
So I wrote back to Alan with a few tips then, to be honest, forgot all about him.
I received another mail from Alan, and it transpires that he hadn't just contacted me, he'd written to fifty five sober bloggers.
(Typical bloke - makes you feel special, then you discover they've been chatting everybody up).
He then took all of their responses and compiled them into a really fabulous article on how, and why, to start a sober blog, including a step-by-step guide to setting one up on Wordpress.
Two things struck me: one, I wish I'd read his article before I started out and, two, I'm jolly glad I didn't reply to his e-mail saying eff off, Alan, and do it yourself. I'm busy. I wouldn't have wanted that response shared with the interweb.....
So, if you've just started out and are thinking about starting a sober blog, even if it's just for yourself, then do check out Alan's article here:
Recovery Blogs: The Ultimate How To Guide
There are links to all fifty five of the featured blogs too, many of which are new to me.
Love to you all,