In the many discussions I had during the holiday, the fact that I have been blogging for ADRhub came up multiple times. Some were surprised, others thought it was cool. I did however get one unified reaction, "I could never do that."

I will admit, I was in their shoes not that long ago. Just ten short weeks ago I began to blog. I wondered (and sometimes still do), will anyone read my blogs? Will it even matter? Will I run out of stuff to talk about? After ten weeks I can tell you, many of those worries fall to the wayside.

As 2010 comes to an end, and many of you here are looking for a new years resolution, why not try blogging? Not only do you get to hone your writing skills, but you can also talk about issues that are interesting to you. I can guarantee that your post will be well received by this community. Before you know it, you will be a blogging star at ADRHub.

So now that you are inspired to share your thoughts with the ADR world, you may be asking yourself, where do I start? Here are a few tips for any blogging newbies that helped me start
1.) Write about issues that you care about. Just like everything else, it is easier to sound interesting about things you care about
2.) Find ways to get inspired. I write down ideas throughout the week to make sure I'm not staring at a blank screen come Sunday night. I also like to go through the news and find articles that can stir up discussion
3.) Don't try to write anything life changing, just something that is thought provoking.
4.) Rinse and Repeat

So please, don't let this post go in vein. I challenge you to try it and support those who do. Who knows, it may help you get that gift you wanted from Santa!

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