Starting Over Again
I have been a blogger for about 3 years. Mostly what I've written about: the weather, things I've seen, people I've encountered, good meals I've eaten. It was a hold-over from my life as a radio personality for nearly 25 years. Every day, looking for things to talk about that seemed of interest.
But I read something today on a blog I stumbled upon while looking for inspiration. The blogger had written a list of things every good marketer should do or have. And, to paraphrase him, he said to give at least one thing a day. Something you know, pass it on. And it made me realize that I use a lot of Open Source in my web design. While I don't feel confident enough to write code and pass that on, I do try to help out in forums where I get a lot of help.
Then I got to thinking about the power of the blog. I have had my waves of "is my blog relevant?", and that's kept me from using it as a tool in my business to set myself up as an expert. But Mr. Blogger today inspired me to share what it is I do know - beyond the meals I've eaten or silly bumper stickers I've seen. I know a lot about web building and design. Heck, I make money doing it, so I'd better know a lot about it. Combined with my many years in marketing, I think I have some pretty great - and relevant - stuff to share.
I also know how helpful it can be when you stumble upon a website or blog that gives just the right push in another direction, when you think you're looking for something else. So, thanks Ian, you got me thinking about my blog in a completely different light. I will make no guarantees how often I will blog or share my insights. Just know that I will make a conscious attempt to do one thing a day: whether it's here or on a forum. I will pass it on!