Note: I wrote this post almost a year ago, saved it to add links to some blogs, and didn’t manage to publish it.
I can not count how many times I decided to blog in a serious and sustained way the last two years. I tried to start over again and again, I gave the blog different new templates, I…
But it did not work for long time, do you know why?
Because blogging is HARD! There are a few bloggers I consider as idols, or examples to follow: Nadia
, Pink Lemon
, and recently the superengineer Jean Claude
. I read (almost) every single post they publish, and although they blog in completely different “facons”, with completely different paces, and write about totally different things, I consider them all as bloggers. REAL BLOGGERs! So I decided to dig deeper into my thoughts and find out what makes them all such good bloggers, although they are so different.
It takes motivation, inspiration, time and a minimum of serious work to produce a good quality post. Each and every one of their posts bring some “added value”. These people sit down in front of their screens and they PRODUCE content, it could be a comment, or an opinion, or a new concept, or a meeting minute, or a review but it is always some new and exclusive content.
I have been there before, I asked myself why do I have a blog, is it to exist on the web? is it to share my life?….
So I think now I discovered who is a blogger: it is not someone who creates a blog, it is not someone who blogs three times a day, it is definitely not someone who copies and pastes some content from somewhere else.
A blogger produces genuine content. Period.