Maybe You Shouldn’t
Be An ActiveRain Blogger. . .
This title may seem to be an unusual way to start a post about creating a successful blogging strategy on ActiveRain. However, let’s face reality (at least my version) and a part of that truth is I see the world as a big place.
What we know: Everything is a part of something bigger. Interconnectedness, which I have previously discussed in different ways, remains important.
Like pieces of a puzzle, there are parts that fit into place without much or any difficulty. Other things can be similarly described. However, there may be issues that can't be resolved regardless of the effort. We face them. We may change the situation. Perhaps, the issue is dismissed. It's okay to "move on" after making an attempt but don't assume a "one and done" strategy is the way to proceed on a blogging path. Maybe this practice is not a good fit. For you. At this point.
However, something motivated you join this community in the first place, right? That's a question you need to ask yourself. As for the answer - well, I will also leave that for you.
Now: let's accentuate the positive with a way to accomplish blogging with improved results. I believe the following strategy may work well with my fellow AR lurkers (past or present).
There are many, maybe countless ways of obtaining blogging success. I suggest reading posts as part of your blogging prep as a way to introduce the ActiveRain experience. At least part of it.
Whether it be the current daily blog roll or searching the AR archives, you can see patterns in the posts you read that may align with you, your style or speak to you on some level. And in time, you may want to write one of your own.
Your finished product although uniquely "you" may have similarities to others yet be quite different if "you" become a part of it. Those of us who have been around the AR playground have seen this game played over the years. The same topic can be explored in different ways. Just because something has been addressed, doesn't mean you can't join the conversation.
If you think a similar strategy will work for you, I say - give it a try. Whether you are starting as a novice or regrouping for the umpteenth time, good luck.
This is my entry for the December Challenge: A Guide For Blogging Success cohosted by Jeff Dowler, CRS and Brian England. And if you don't choose a blogging path, there can still be a place for you in ActiveRainLand with reading (learning too), commenting plus asking and/or answering questions. Remember, it's a big world. After all, lurkers are people too.
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