Tag: Blogging art

How do you respond?

The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge” Thomas Berger

We all get excited and happy whenever we get a new ‘follower’ in WP and also when the total count jumps.

It’s natural and part of the human mindset.

These followers ‘follow’ you for different reasons

✔Some are genuinely interested in the topic or niche you have chosen

✔Some follow you because of the same wavelength between you both in the communication matters

✔Some follow you because they expect you to return favors

✔Some follow you to get your attention regarding donation

✔Some follow you to sell their products

You can enlighten me further, if you find more reasons.

And I have 15 questions for you and I want you to be frank because this can clear doubts of many and can be helpful to all, as everyone continues their saga in the blogosphere

I know that every blogger is a King or Queen in their own way and need no explanation to give and are the deciding persons but still, I just wished to know the correct answers from people like you who are good in your observations.

#1. Do you ‘follow’ every blog that follows you?

#2. Do you ‘like’ the blog posts, though the subject is of not your interest, but still click the ‘like’ button for some of their posts because they regularly ‘like’ your posts and you don’t wish to displease them? Are you justified by your act?

#3. Do you ‘unfollow’ a blog, though they are following you? Any specific reasons? Too many posts or deviations from the original concept of the blogger?

#4. How do you respond to the bloggers, who ‘follow’ you and you in turn ‘follow’ them, but when you check their blog, you are surprised to note that it’s in a foreign language?

#5. If the blog is in a foreign language do you still attempt to check the post via Google Translate?

#6. Do you regularly check who all ‘unfollowed’ you, after ‘following’ you in the beginning? who is at fault?

#7. Are you the type, who is least bothered about who is ‘following’ or who has ‘unfollowed’ you?

#8. Did you any time get angry/helpless because nobody is following and you even decided to quit once for all? 

#9. Are you able to join the discussion in every blog that you ‘follow’?

#10. What is the ‘ideal number of blogs humanly possible to ‘follow’ and join the discussion regularly?

#11. Do you check your WP statistics regularly and either get excited or depressed?

#12. What you have decided when you have exhausted the free quota? Do you go for a paid account or start another blog in a different name and transfer your hard earned ‘follows’ to your new blog?

#13. How frequently you donate or buy  in the blogosphere?

#14. Are you not surprised that everybody is advising everybody in the blogosphere and how much these pieces of the advice having an impact on you and your life?

#15. At any time, somewhere in your mind, did you feel jealous, because you noticed that a blogger having 100 ‘follows’ getting 300 comments and you having 3000 ‘follows’ getting less than 50 comments? 

I know my friend, too many questions and difficult to answer one by one.

It’s OK.

Take it easy.

Inhale and exhale.

The human mind is too complex!.

Two quotes come to my mind about the human mind

“Our mental limitations prevent us from recognizing our mental limitation.”  Dr Robert Burton

“The moment we think we know the answer, or even the question, we close down our options to explore & we can no longer find the things that we didn’t know to look for.”  Sonja Blignaut 

source-humancurrent.com

Thank you in advance.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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Blog this way…..not that way !!

Blog this way....not that way

“Amateurs sit and wait for inspirations,the rest of us just get up and go to work Stephen King

What is the philosophy behind blogging ?

To blog is to create,to connect,to share,to learn,to inspire and get inspired.
Blogging is a more flexible medium.

Here the you can express your emotions,share your life’s experience with blogging community,get clarifications for your doubts,enrich your knowledge,meet more friends of similar wave length,exchange ideas etc.etc.

The greatest advantage is…

  • Time is all yours
  • You can prepare the article leisurely
  • Develop common interest with other bloggers
  • Be more inspirational and encouraging
  • Bringing happiness and smile to everyone involved
  • You learn a lot and spread your knowledge too, a kind of win-win situation
  • You also get relaxed and satisfied

Any disadvantages ?

  • You may get irritated for the lack of ideas
  • Unhappy when you come across articles opposite of your ideology and principles
  • Disturbed (trolls)
  • You put unreasonable demands on yourself thus subjected to stress.
  • You may not sleep peacefully since you keep up a tight schedule to post articles.
  • And your mind is agitated constantly because you have to post more articles.
  • May have marital disputes,since you spend all time in thinking about blog topics.
  • At one stage you may go in for ‘writers block’

Finally you decide…..

“O.K let me take a chance and plunge into the ‘blogging ocean‘. After all it’s not do or die situation and I am a good swimmer ”

Now the question arises…..

How to blog ?

This is million dollar question.

You are enthusiastic.You wish to be heard.
You realized that blogging is the easiest way to reach millions.

Then you are stuck.
you are not sure of the topic,and most of the topics are already discussed, dissected,questioned and deciphered.

Even if you decide to write a post you are not sure how much inspirational,it is going to be.

You can not afford to be amateurish.
People may laugh at you and even ignore you.
You may get depressed.

Some times you may be encouraged by the fellow bloggers to perform better.
You become energized.
Now you became bold.

you want more likes,more comments and unlimited number of follows and you are exited to achieve these goals.Now you are in a dream world !

You wish is to achieve these impossible tasks in the shortest time possible.You struggle for ideas.How to proceed ? ?

That is where you can utilize the principle of Beg,Barrow & Steal

Go through as many blog articles as possible,find out the various material available in tune with your interests,amalgamate the thought processes. Finally Come out successfully with your own ideas.

OMG! Is that the way you advice budding bloggers?

Come on my friend,don’t be mean.

I never recommended plagiarism.

Have patience and go through the Wise men’s quotes at the end.

3 Benefits of Beg-Barrow-Steal

1. It can be innovative ,by mixing ideas.

2. Recycling the available knowledge pool can give you more creativity.

3. Creative Commons license allows you to use its contents and you can come out with best articles.

Remember Never,never indulge in Plagiarism

Don’t forget to give credit to the authors,from whom you gained confidence and the required knowledge.

Now coming to the Wise Men’s wise counsel

If you steal from one author it’s plagiarism.If you steal from many it is research. ‘Wilson Mizner

Good writers borrow from other writers.Great writers steal from them outright. ‘Aaron Sorkin’

Good artists copy,great artists steal.Plano Picasso’

If you have reached this point, I am thankful and appreciative of your patience.

Finally

“Your ultimate consumers are your users,not search engines”   Google’s SEO starter guide

Thank you.

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Inspiration-Mellisa Breau, Jon Morrow Image-pixabay derivative

Thank you

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