How great would it be to have a Blogony Aunt – you know, an Agony Aunt for Bloggers? I know there’s always the WordPress Community Pool and the helpful Courses on Blogging U, but that can feel quite scarily impersonal, especially when you’re not really sure what you’re doing anyway.
Sometimes you just want to ask a properly recognisable person for some one-to-one blogging advice without sounding any more stupid than you have to, considering you’re asking what might turn out to be a dumb question in the first place. Even if it’s just a pretend person – you know, a cleverly-created character that appears to be one person but is actually a whole team of experts beavering away in the background finding the answers on Google or whatever.
Thinking about my little blogging community, I’d maybe be happy enough to ask one or two people one or two particular questions maybe once or twice – but I’d worry about stretching the bond of blogging friendship by doing that too often. Having a Blogony Aunt to ask, on the other hand, would be the perfect solution – and it makes the potential asking and answering of stupid questions all the more fun! Of course, it could always be a Blogony Uncle, instead… any takers? No? I can always provide you with a plethora of dumb blog-related questions to get you started off… 🙂