At every writers conference, there is a discussion on social media and branding. But one consistent theme always pops up: You need to blog.
I am not sure if I agree with that statement, but I do agree that you do need a parking place online, a tiny piece of the immense Interwebs that is all your own.
This is my space. But what do I have to say?
At every professional meeting I attend, I get bombarded with messages about good and bad social media practices. Along with being told that our organizations need to be out and about on the interwebs, a common theme pops up: Be there consistently.
This is my declared space. But how often am I going to be here? Can I keep up with weekly posts? Do I have enough original thoughts? Holy hell, what if I forget my password and get locked out?
I currently subscribe to RSS feed from over 200 writing, dating and relationship blogs. Some are blah. Some are decent. Some are amazingly chock full of awesomeness. My qualitative analysis are all based on content. Some blogs give great, reliable content that keep me coming back for more.
In my digital world, content is the queen. As one blogger noted
Content is the currency of the social web. It’s what people search for. What makes them click, share, comment, subscribe, donate, follow or buy from you.
I am not trying to replicate those great content blogs. My goal with this blog is to create a repository of resources for myself and to establish a hub of knowledge that circles around the things I am most passionate about: dating, romance, life improvement, good writing, good music, good food, and enjoying the moment. I am creating new content that features my perspective on writing, and I am curating
the valuable information that I find for other.
Lofty goals, I know. But I am figuring this out and you are welcome to come with me on this journey.
Kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride.