Noun: a scientific and philosophic rule that requires the simplest of competing theories be preferred to the more complex. Better known today as the KISS principle (Keep It Simple).

Although William of Occam embraced the concept in the 14th century, scholars trace the basic premise back to ideas proposed by Aristotle. For good reason, the concept has stood the test of time. If you’re new to blogging, you’ll be well advised to follow Occam’s advice.

Blogging is experiencing logarithmic growth. As a result almost every seasoned blogger includes blogging tips, ebooks, telecasts, podcasts, or an email blast. A quick search on Google returns over 200 million results (that’s million folks) in 0.06 seconds for the term “blogging.” It’s more than enough to make your head spin. But starting your own blog or one for your company doesn’t need to be frustrating or overly time consuming.

My initial blogging experience was frustrating to say the least. I spent many hours digesting tips, ebooks, and so on. The results were dismal. But I’m persistent, I love to learn, and giving up isn’t an option. And yes, my blogging experience has changed drastically during the past year. To help others avoid the same mistakes I wrote up a brief summary of my blogging journey.

If you’re new to blogging and you would like to benefit from what I’ve learned, I’ll be glad to send you my notes. I learned long ago as a publishing entrepreneur that the most beneficial way to share information is in concise, executive summary style communications. Please let me know if you would like a copy of my blogging notes to help you get started.

[tags] Blogging, Occam’s Razor, new to blogs, [/tags]