For those of you who blog regularly, you likely get a fair share of feedback and it probably comes in many forms.
- …and anything and everything in between
You name, it’s been said either in comments, emails, and tweets. But yet, we still write and a bunch of people – perhaps more than ever – are interested in digital publishing in some capacity.
This may be writing a personal blog, this may be writing a business blog, this may be writing a technical blog, or this may be writing a blog about anything and everything. Whatever the case, there are a lot of resources out there that tell you how to be successful at what you do.
That is, they offer prescriptive solutions on what you should do in order to be successful in blogging, but I’d venture to say that if you asked 10 people what it means to be successful in blogging, you’d get 5, 8, maybe even 10 answers.
So where does that leave us, and where does that leave the people espousing all of the information on how to be successful doing it?
How Do You Blog?
In one sense, it leaves some people with a steps for writing that they follow, and then don’t find success. It also leaves authors providing advice to audience that’s too diverse for the points they’re making (after all, we’re all a little different in how we get stuff done let alone where we find inspiration, right?)
If you’re someone who’s been blogging for any decent length of time – say two years, at least – then you’ve likely been approached either in comments, email, or some other form of communication for advice on how to start blogging, maintaining a rhythm, and still love doing it.
This is certainly not to disparage the advice that any other bloggers offer – because it worked for them and it has worked for other people – but it leaves some other people hanging.
In fact, I’d go as far as to say that sometimes, some people stay so focused on perfecting the methodology that they lose focus on what it is to which they’re trying to write about in favor of said methodology.
So here’s the deal: I don’t have a three step plan, I don’t have an eBook, nor do I have a seminar on how to help you get better at blogging. What I do have is several years worth of time spent writing a blogging for myself and for other properties, and have been able to do so with a consistent rhythm.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve received a number of emails from others who have been asking for some pointers on how to do it, but each time I sit down to begin actually trying to walk through what I’ve learned, it ends up being a significantly longer email than I intended to write, and it’s hard for me to convey my tone of voice – my attitude – about certain things.
On top of that, there are always more questions that come up (which is a good thing!) but it just makes for more email that we all have to manage, and that’s already a challenge for many people.
Wanna Talk About It?
To that end, I’ve been considering putting on a couple of events during which I’d offer the following:
- A small group of us would virtually meeting (via Google Hangouts or a similar service). I’d likely setup two or three events to keep the meetings on the small side.
- I’d spent some time talking through my experience blogging over the past few years, what I’ve found to work, what I’ve found not to work, and some of my opinions on some of the conventional wisdom that exists.
- We’d have plenty of time for questions and conversation after the initial talk in which we’d all be participating.
- I’d offer some coupons and discounts to some WordPress-related themes and software.
- I’m looking to keep the cost between $30 and $40.
But before actually putting something like this together, I’m curious to see if this is something you’d be interested in attending.
Comments have been closed on this post, so please let me know via email if this is something you’d be interested in doing. On top of that, let me know what questions, comments, problems, or solutions that you have for what you’ve brought to the table in terms of blogging, and I’ll be happy to try to work them into the talk, or to make sure that they’re covered during our time together.
So let me know and we’ll see what we can do!