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Blogging Fame and Fortune Isn't Easy!!

3. April 2009 03:58 by Scott in   //  Tags: ,   //   Comments (9)

You know you have many great bloggers in the world.  There is no need to go down a list of them, just to understand that they are out there.

I have been thinking for a while now, why hasn't my numbers come anywhere close to what other bloggers have achieved?  Is it the fact that its such a saturated field?  Is it the fact that Im not old school?  Is it the fact that I just started up a year ago?  Is it the fact that I don't write good content?  What makes people subscribe and unsubscribe to a variety of blogs.  I wish I had an answer to these many questions, but I don't. I wish my blog could reach as many people as blogs with 100,000 readers, but it doesn't. What can I do to reach those numbers? What can anyone do to reach those numbers?


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This is like a cry for help.  I write about a small niche.  My thoughts are the niche, but I still don't get the amount of readers one desires to make an impact.  Maybe my name isn't out there as much.  Maybe Im just not a good writer.  I did actually start this blog to become a better writer.  I see those 90 day trial books that say something like "5000 readers in less than 90 days for only $15.00".  I don't believe in those things and will never start to buy into them. That begs the question tho, is it truly plausible to get 5k readers in 90 days?  Ya, maybe but you would have to advertise your blog like crazy on all the popular search engines and social sites of life.

So what make a blog so popular?  I have no clue, but its upsetting after blogging for so long, I still don't have the reach I think I should have.  I guess im not that interesting to think of good topics.  I try to be personal, but it just doesn't work out well I guess.

Im not begging for mercy or like "go add me now!".  But I am wondering what it really takes to be a good and popular blogger because I am not even close yet.

Thanks for listening to my grunts.  If you have any insight at all, let me know.  I am not looking for the codinghorror link here that says to keep moving and jabbing.  I am looking for some no non-sense advice.  What does it take?

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Why Write to a Blog?

23. February 2009 03:43 by Scott in   //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (28)

Why read Blogs?  Whats really the point of them.  I know my RSS reader has hundreds of blogs on it and I have a morning ritual of going through the reader every day.  I love blogs by why really use them, write to them or read them?  I read a quote the other day that summed it all up.  I forget where I got it, but it was one of those quotes that sticks to you deep.  Its almost like that S.G. Tallentyre Quote (thought to be Voltaire, but not compeltely there.  If you don't know what Voltaire I am talking about, I am talking about the Quote

"I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it". - S.G. Tallentyre

 


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I think blogs are almost like that.  They allow for freedom of speech.  They allow for a person to change anothers mind on things.  If it wasn't for blogs, you wouldn't have a strong Iranian Resistance.  If it wasn't for blogs, many people would still be in their homes in china instead of jails for which China has sent them.  Well the quote I found was almost just as powerful.

 I read your blog every day, I hugely disagree with loads that you write and think you are overly kind to Microsoft.

But....

I'm not going to intimidate, threaten or otherwise cajole you to stop because sometimes you change my mind about stuff And thats the point of reading a blog.

 

I thought that summed up a lot of why I read blogs.  I want to learn, I want to experience, I want my mind changed.  I am open to the world.


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