Your Blog 101 Assignment for Today
Good day …
Today is going to be a very short lesson:
Your assignment will be to write a blog post, and it needs to be done within two days.
I don’t know about you, but if I had anyone telling me to do something within a specific time period and without giving any kind of definition or direction, I would be in total confusion! I would be in such a dither I would end up running for the hills, because I just can’t do it!
All too often this is what we do to ourselves when we have a blog. We put ourselves into these impossible situations not knowing what to write, and then wonder why we have so many problems keeping our blog active!
It is so much easier to go back to just tweeting interesting snippets. It is more satisfying to have these great discussions on other social networks (choose any network you want) and (of course) it is really important to talk to that person on Skype or Gtalk about the problem they were having!
We end up blaming social networking and social media for being such a time waster, for not doing what we were supposed to be doing, which is to write that blog post. The fact is we can make social networking work for us with a simple change in our thinking, and so … I am going to change today’s blog assignment to:
You are to find a tweet that you found interesting, a discussion that you have been having on any of the social networks, or one chat that you have had with a person on Skype, Gtalk etc., and then turn it into a blog post.
Class dismissed – Oh, and before you go are there any questions?
..edited by Blog Bloke