Sunday, September 12, 2010

Blogging With a Purpose: Be it Porpoises, Plating, or Papyri

"What is Your Blogging Purpose?"
Personal Blog of Justin Germino (August 26, 2010)

"Do you know your blogging purpose? Why do you blog, is it a means of self expression and do you do it for yourself or with your audience and readers in mind?

"My biggest mistake when blogging is having too many idea's[!] and not spending enough time to flush them out and create clear 'business plans' for my various blogs...."

This post is intended more for the serious, business-minded blogger, than for folks who like to rattle off a post now and again for the fun of it.

Then there are those who rattle off posts now and again for the fun of it, and are business-minded.

Wherever you are, this is a fairly fast read - and might suggest some ways that you can tighten the focus of your blog.

The Lemming's found that consciously focusing a blog's area of interest helps when writing posts. And seems to help other folks interested.

What about Apathetic Lemming of the North? This is one of the Lemming's most tightly-focused blogs. I only post about stuff that interests me.
A tip of the hat to dragonblogger, on Twitter, for the heads-up on his post.


Dragonblogger said...

Thanks for the showcasing of my post, it is funny and proves that retweeting older posts is important as people find posts a week or more old and it still provides benefit and is the first time they see it.

Brian, aka Aluwir, aka Norski said...


My pleasure.

And: a valid point, about retweeting older posts. Some online material has an extremely short half-life, and wouldn't be worth mentioning the next day, let alone next month.

That 'blogging with purpose' post, on the other hand, is the sort of thing that stays fresh - not indefinitely, but for quite a long time.

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