I found that looking over, reading and studying other sites is one of the best ways to learn and get some great information and resources. I also found this to be the most helpful in setting up in a site of your own.
From some of these newsletters, I initiated most of the tools and resources that I am still using today. Check out my Resource Page.
Google is still a great starting point for finding subject sites and newsletters.
So go ahead and sign-up for several e-mail newsletters. Some of these newsletters have been around for many years and offer very helpful and comprehensive information and resources. This step also helps in determining if you want to be associated with that newsletter and/or site. Always be aware of possible scams.
First concentrate on picking the ones that will have the most influence on the subjects that you are trying to learn about. Often they will refer you to other newsletters or sites.
Once you have signed up, go visit their site and study what you may or may not like about the website. Look over the site's components, the format and the general setup, the number of pages, the verbiage and the resources offered. Some even have mentoring or courses available.
Make notes and use some of the points that you like and apply them to your site but don't limit yourself to just one website for ideas, you really need to study several to be able to make your site and/or blog your own.
Read and use the free resources they may offer and check out the ones that they suggest. Just be careful not too over load yourself with all those free resources. Believe me, I speak from experience.
As time progresses be adventurous and start checking out sites, blogs and newsletters that may fit some of your other hats.
The idea is to keep learning and have fun.
I welcome any questions, sharing or comments you may have.
By Danielle Manibog
"It's all about the small things in life 'tidbits' that make us who we are"
Be the Change and Follow your Road.
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