If you’re like me, you have a community of people surrounding you that do not demand you be articulate and to the point. They appreciate your heart. They love you. They are true friends and they will likely tolerate your ‘thinking out loud’, even pardoning the occasional emotional rant.
But online… you might get about 1.4 seconds of first impression before the ‘click away’. You must earn the right to be heard. You must strive to be poignant. You must care enough about your reader that you are willing to spend the front-end work that it takes to deliver clear, passionate and honest thought (even if you’re probably wrong).
Why do I blog?
- Do I think you really need to know my opinions? No.
- Do I use this format to develop my own opinions and convictions? Yes.
- Do I hope to influence, provoke, inspire and encourage you in the process? Yes.
Now, why wouldn’t you want to do the same for someone else?