First, this is NOT a swan song, a goodbye or a declaration to change anything.
What inspires this thought is a blog post I read by Sté Kewar at Dukeo titled "Stop Blogging Now"
Isn't this a bold thought?
The comments at the end of the post are of equal interest. One comment suggests making your blog a true resource. Don't struggle to write 1500 editorial words of "killer content"
I never liked the term "killer content." Too negative. Yet, it is the standard advice among bloggers who wish to be successful. Rule #1, create killer content.
I do like the idea of providing resources, however. State your interests, then back them up with a series of links.
So, in lieu of killer content, following is a list of three blogs that interest me, and why.Hercules and the Umpire
I learned of this blog while listening to the writer, Richard G. Kopf in an interview on NPR. I like the writing style, and the judge's admission in some of his posts that blogging is difficult.The Daily Connoisseur
The blog's writer, Jennifer L. Scott, provided a link to this blog for a post about the time I worked for an American company with French employees. To this day, it is my most popular post, and this amuses me because it is a fairly gossipy piece with no links. Since her endorsement, her self-published book, Lessons From Madame Chic was re-published by Simon & Schuster and she is currently under contract for one more book. I feel like I discovered her before anyone else did. Fans tend to feel proprietary, don't they?Mr. Money Mustache
I have nothing in common with this blogger, yet I read him often. I always feel as if I learn something when I read blogs written by people I share no traits with. The writer left paycheck-based employment at the age of 30 due to well-paid jobs and his ability to save and invest his earnings wisely. Now he does whatever he wants whenever he wants to.
Please don't think this is all I read. There are so many other blogs of note, and no need to plug them all. Blogs have the flexibility to inform and entertain and shift. For me, it's been a different way to communicate. What value is a blog? Maybe you can tell me. Thank you for stopping by, please visit again.