I started blogging viciously in August 2004. However, I’ve been more offline lately. I was even keeping up with listening to a lot of podcasts, but with nine of them to keep up with, I find myself listening to the shorter ones.
What happened? Basically, I figured how to manage my life more efficiently, and I stopped tinkering to get down to business. For me, business is school, work, coaching, friends, and music (not in order). Right now, my mentality is that when I learn something new, and it isn’t mentioned anywhere else, that’s the only time I’ll write. Now I’m leaning towards content quality, not quantity.
Since blogging is becoming more mainstream, it’s taken a bad stereotype of people who have no authority ranting without any basis of facts and proof. I’d hate for someone to come across my blog, read an entry, and think, “Man, what an idiot! He’s spitting out a bunch of garbage! Blogs are stupid.” Really, I’m not even being sarcastic.
It’s all about networking and creating relationships. To me, blogging is like Myspace for everyone else, except it looks better. 🙂
How about you? Why do you blog? Do your readers know anything about you?
Tip: If you use WordPress, create an “About” page, then state the topics you’ll be talking about and where you’re coming from. It’ll help new visitors understand whether they’ll want to subscribe to you right off the bat. Quality subscribers, not quantity.