I've tried blogging, but I did it wrong. I ended up posting poems/short stories when those sorts of endeavors might have been better suited to submitting and so forth.

My question is: how am I supposed to blog as a writer? I figured I would ask here among my betters to try and get some notion of what the heck I'm supposed to do. Do I need to pick a topic? What do I do?

I'm an amateur writer at this point and like the idea of blogging, but I have no idea how and I don't want to embarrass myself and mess it up.

Any help would be appreciated.