The dark side of blogging
May 3, 2007 1 Comment
Blogs are everywhere, blogs are growing, there’s no stopping. Each and every minute more than 1,000 entries are put on the web and 120,000 new blogs are coming online on a daily basis. Michael Stelzner from MarketingProfs gives you a few warnings:
Beware of addiction
It can get nasty very fast. You know you are addicted if “you can’t watch a movie, see a play, read an article or share a sweet moment with your child without thinking whether it’s blog-worthy’, the article indicates.
Calculate the commitment
If you don’t have the commitment (either due to a lack in time or lack in your blog subject) you might want to fade out by not posting regularly or not at all. Having ideas, writing, revising, proofing and formatting takes great discipline. Know that beforehand.
Understand the challenge of comments
The currency of blogging is comments. But sometimes you either don’t get any comments or you receive commenst you don’t want to receive. Both are a major dissatisfier and a reason for many bloggers to stop.
Be patient. It takes time to build up an audience. Once you get use to feedback, you will never want to go back again.