Sometimes we over-think writing a post and sometimes we start a post when we are “hot “over a topic or something someone said! STOP! It’s not the time to vent or rant and rave. Remember our sphere and clients are reading what we write. Two things I strongly feel are “No No’s when blogging:
u Venting and being negative – no one likes to hear negativity (we hear enough in the press). Who wants to read a post from a Debe Downer? We are better than that and are readers certainly deserve better!
u Don’t be a “geyser of gibberish.” Produce something of value, not just spouting facts, figures, a wall of words with no substance, relevance or visual appeal.
I was reading a post entitled Random Reflections from Michael Jacobs and he quoted a newly found description that appears to be his new "favorite-of-mine" term coined by Frank Bruni. The phrase is “geyser of gibberish” and I identified with it immediately! What a great phrase..exactly what I was looking for as a “No No” for blogging.
Friends, clients, buyers and sellers want to view you as the “source of the source” and that is the title we should be striving to earn. The object is to find your authentic voice, give something of value, attract attention, and hopefully gain trust and earn business!
Thanks to Jeff Dowler, CRS & Brian England for hosting the December challenge. So many great entries posted so far and love learning what others have found beneficial (and offensive!) from their blogging experience. This is my second entry.