“Artists are people who are not at all interested in the facts—only in the truth. You get the facts from outside. The truth you get from inside.” --Ursula K. LeGuin

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Are You a Blogger?

Are you a writer?

Do you blog?

Are you a big blogger, meaning do you have many readers, or are you dragging along like Sylvester Stallone aka Rocky pulling a Semi?

Well, I was about to ask you a couple of questions here, and Viola' I found one answer. But since I value your input, I’m asking you first.

One: Do readers like long blogs?

I find it hard to believe that they do, for I believe that most people are busy.  I want to suck up the information (or be entertained) and get on with my writing, so I would assume that other's do also. However, the blogging gurus say that people like long blogs because they believe then it contains important content. (I have a bridge to sell you too.)

They say that Google likes long blogs and, therefore, moves them up in the searches. That way they get more exposure, and, therefore, you get more traffic.

I would say that one exception to this Rule (?) is #Seth Godin. He writes daily, writes short blogs, is one of the most popular bloggers in cyberspace, and he gets a ton of traffic. One difference is, that instead of a fancy webpage, he sends his information via email. Of course, you must sign up for it.

Two: Is blogging dead?

Some think so because there are so many of bloggers. One little blog gets lost in the shuffle, or else people are tired of reading them. Could be we
are dull and boring…speak for yourself Joyce.

Ok, just what answer did I find?

Back to Seth Godin. I found his book #Purple Cow. The point is we have seen many cows, brown ones and black and white ones, and soon we are tired of looking at cows. But if we see a Purple Cow! Wow. That gets attention.

Companies like Starbucks, and Apple, continue to grow in spite of critics. Why?

They’re purple cows.

See ya later.


Ps. Ha ha. Look up Purple Cows on the internet and you will see more than you can shake a stick at. Got'a come up with a new analogy./