The five reasons of successful blogging

930440717_d0302100ef_m.jpgAnd, just as with the like the eightfold path or the pirates’ code, these are rather like guidelines.

1. Stories matter. Numbers were inserted here and there to make a point when talking about dire need or how a person made a difference, but they seemed like more of an afterthought. The story was the measurement: how much trust was there? How much was revealed? Did we identify?
2. It’s about kindness. And it seemed that everyone there had it in spades. Or maybe we were all in the same boat…slightly nervous that we wouldn’t be accepted for who we were, then overwhelmed with gratitude when we were, so it spread.
3. Share share share share share share share share share share share share share share share share share share share share share share share share share share. If that includes linking, then so be it. It isn’t for the kudos, it’s for the connections.
4. Community, cooperation, collaboration…we gather to make things happen. Because we NEED one another. We can admit that we can’t do it on our own. Or at least, it would be much more fun together.
5. Mentorship is the way to go. Newbies need encouragement. The surest way to measure the success of a community is how fast someone moves from newbie position to mentor position.

I have to go to one of the BlogHer conferences: creating not by competition, but by encouragement and connecting. I didn’t thought that the divide was that crucial. We change the question and its subject, from a “how to get me one of those”, to a “how and why to create some of those.”
Go to Tara’s and share.

2 comments on “The five reasons of successful blogging
  1. Liz says:

    There are some really good blogs out there now. Over the years it was tough finding new ones to become addicted too. I couldn’t get into much, but now there are a couple. :)

  2. Liz says:

    I remember Joi Ito and Justin Hall always being there to help me, even Jane as well. Mentorship has meant everything to me. Now I have the kind of blog I would want to read.

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