What To Do When Your Blog Goes Dormant

In the lifetime of a blog, it is not uncommon for a blog to experience a dry spell (a.k.a., a “post-less” or dormant period) somewhere along the line. Whether it is due to lack of motivation, time or ideas, or due to choosing of a non-ideal niche, or losing purpose, or lack of perceived benefit, […]

Interested in Interesting?

If someone asked you if you could do or write something interesting, what would you say? If you are like me, maybe the very first thing you would do is second-guess yourself that you are even totally clear on what the  meaning of the word “interesting” actually is anyway. If so, let me save you […]

I’ve missed you…

Dear Blog, I want you to know that I’ve missed you so.  I know you won’t write yourself, so I’m glad to be back to try and breathe some life back into you once again.  There’s a whole lot of life out there, so we can’t keep letting it slip by without us.  Let’s capture […]

On Keeping It Short

A recent #BlogChat on Twitter spurred me to contemplate the value of writing short pieces.  During the Twitter Chat, I was challenged to write a Series of posts to break up my usual style of writing longer blog posts. As an analyst, I naturally started weighing the pros and cons of writing short pieces.  I […]

Showing Up is Half the Battle

“Showing up is half the battle.”  That is how I started my routine of going to the gym regularly.  I found it was easier to go every day rather than scheduling or remembering to go on some sort of every other day basis.  Driving directly to the gym after work is simply part of my autopilot […]

Choose Any Path. Don’t Worry About The Choice.

It’s the first day of a new year, a time when there is much talk about making New Year’s Resolutions.  There are many people with advice on:  how to do it right;  on whether or not any of the resolutions we do make will even last very long;  or whether it even matters any more to make resolutions at all. What made […]

“What Do Bloggers Know Anyway?” (The Benefits of a Feed Reader)

Not all people are fans of blogs.  There are many people that rarely read blogs much less bookmark them or ever revisit any that they may have bookmarked in the past.  Many people probably don’t even know how to find good blogs if they wanted to. Important and fair questions that are often asked include:   “Can I even trust blogs?” and, “What do bloggers […]

50 Things You Learn about Blogging By Doing It

Inspired by Chris Brogan’s advice in his recent post, “If I Started Today“, I put together my own list of what I’ve found to be 50 reasons to start blogging (and/or in social media) even if you don’t have a clear-cut business plan or idea.   My best advice is to start small and build from there.  And, always remember that […]

Why I Blog

More and more, we see and hear about social media, social networking sites, and micro-blogging tools.  You probably heard about how the current election was impacted (some even say won) by the grassroots efforts of social networking strategies. Amid all of this social media enthusiasm, there have also been recent reports about how the older forms of Web 2.0, namely, blogging, is dead or at least […]