You can find extensive listings of Caribbean Blogs on top5jamaica.com. You can find a growing list of blogs on CUblogz.com even more so that Cariblogger.com seemed to have dived into the dotcom dead pool. You can follow some of the regularly updated Caribbean blogs on blogscaribe.com and blogjamaica. And You can find a small and growing community of Caribbean Bloggers on Facebook. Last year I was happy to report that there was a Caribbean Blog boom brewing, we had discovered how easy it was to start a blog with wordpress and blogger and we were happy.
Now at the start of this year, I believe those same Caribbean bloggers have realised that it’s important and hard to keep a blog going and growing. They’ve realised that it’s not just about having something to say, but do you have something interesting to say, to share and the ability to do that consistently. Add to that, since you’re intention surely isn’t to just blog into the wind, it means learning how to market your blog to bring readers there and to keep coming back with a daily, weekly, monthly refresh of your content. What I am seeing is that, many, many Caribbean blogs have hit the proverbial writers block, but the few that have kept things going and growing are actually pretty cool.
My single piece of advice to newbie, part-time hobby or wannabe professional bloggers…keep learning. I believe problogger.net is one of the best place to start on the how to, why to, when to of blogging – that’s of course if you’re serious about blogging for a reason and for more than a season.