If you blog, in some sense, you’re a teacher. You’re sharing your thoughts, opinions, life lessons, and/or stories from the past. In many cases your words will resonate with others and they will learn “something” be inspired to do “something”. Our work may create a light bulb moment leaving our readers contemplating what they read.
When I started my blogs my hope was others would learn from what I had learned, and continue to learn. Although I don’t teach bloggers how to make money online, how to gain more RSS subscribers, or how to code pages, by asking thought provoking questions, providing links, sharing interviews with experts or sharing my finds, I do think I can teach others to be better bloggers.
In life, I learned to never accept the first thing I read about something. Being an analytical person I like to dissect the information and figure out what makes it so. As I continue my research I note if other sources are saying the same thing, or if I find conflicting information.
Blogging has been no different. I’ve found RSS feed reader numbers can be manipulated, page views are over rated , and a “visit” may not be a “visit”. When it comes to numbers, there is always a way to misconstrue the facts.
With the assignments I post on this blog, my hope is the questions I ask will make you think (and hopefully respond). Your answer, and other answers may open our eyes to greater possibilities.
For me, when I read the comments you leave, I too, am learning and expanding my knowledge base. Isn’t blogging grand?
Yesterday we discussed what we are learning from our blogging experience, today we’ll discuss the opposite.
When you publish a blog post, do you hope the reader will take away a lesson?
If you blog in a niche, are your visitors learning more about the topic?
Based on the comments you’re receiving, are your blog posts conveying the message you had intended?
Let’s discuss this further. I’d love to hear how you hope to teach others.
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