Passionate Blogging and Extraordinary Content
by Guest Author joer 223
Well, I was thinking as a new blogger that I didn’t want to write a Mom and Pop blog where I’m posting family pictures or blogging about my personal life and all the things that are going on or not going on in my life. I wanted to be able to contribute something that was useful, something of content, something that was interesting and thought provoking to gain readership. And I think every new blogger is confronted with the question “well, what should I blog about?”
Not an easy question to answer. The blogosphere is so immense every topic you can think of has probably been written about. Blogging can be overwhelming in the beginning as you try to immerse yourself in the blogosphere and sort out what you want to say and how to say it. I think new bloggers who might take blogging seriously are confronted with how to make an impact. In what way can I make my blog interesting and effective in reaching readers? So I think a lot of thought should go in to what one wants to write about. And I’m not talking about blogging as way of earning money, but as a way to try and say something that matters. Blogging offers us the opportunity to potentially reach a lot of people, so why not say something that matters!
I’ve spent the morning reading various blogs, looking for some insight into blogging, and what it necessarily takes to become a successful blogger. One thing I found was passion. Authors were generally passionate about the subjects they chose to write on. In finding a niche I think it begins with a passion for something that matters to us, and using that passion to form ideas, and present them in such a way that those ideas will matter to potential readers.
While it’s important to post extraordinary content, I think it’s vitally important to write with passion as well. With passion comes extraordinary content. Whether your passion is for the spiritual, the technical, the humane, or the abstract we all burn with a flame inside of us, coupled with our life experiences and skills we will have what it takes to produce killer content.
I found too that it’s important to write everyday, not to post everyday but to write, whether it’s for an hour a day, or twenty minutes a day, just write. The more we write the more our writing skills will improve. And the easier it will be to write. As it becomes easier to write, the better we can formulate our ideas in a clear way, and present them to our audience.
As I contemplate my own blog, I am faced with finding new ideas for writing, but as I made my way through the blogosphere this morning I came across something someone said, “There are no new ideas, just new ways of presenting old ideas”. What a relief it was to read that gem! I now realize that apart from my own ideas, I can be inspired by what other bloggers have authored, not by simply regurgitating what they have said, but by expounding on and approaching their ideas from another perspective. Maybe in this way I can find my own voice. And one of the beautiful things that blogging gives us, it gives us a voice. And let’s face it we all want to be heard.
Just floating that out there…