My five biggest blogging mistakes

I am creeping up on 1,000 blog posts —  I’ve probably blogged “a bible!”  So I’ve been reflecting on what I would have done differently if I had to start all over. Here are some mistakes I’ve made, and sadly, in some cases, continue to make …

1) Pre-occupation with numbers. It takes time, patience and hard work to find your voice and build a successful blog. I am not good at the patience part. I thought I was writing some good stuff and was frustrated that nobody was reading it.  I became pre-occupied with adding my blog to directories and other schemes to drive “traffic.” What a waste of time.  There are no shortcuts. If you really want to build community, you have to do it one reader at a time. Give people a good reason to be there and then love them for it.

2) Trying to copy success.  When I arrived on the blogging scene I looked around and found a few people “doing it right.” Basically, all paths lead to Chris Brogan, right?  So I tried to be Chris, who was posting like 3-4 times a day.  I nearly killed myself. trying to be somebody else. It was a rookie mistake. You have to find your own path, your own voice, your own wisdom and path. Trying to be somebody else is precisely the wrong way to be original!

3) Being a marketer instead of a blogger. I grew up in traditional big American companies. Marketing was about developing a “message” to the “target.” And that’s the way I started to blog.  I was trying to fashion a “message” for an “audience.” This bored me and  the blog was going nowhere. So I started to relax and write about things that interested me, to show a little more of my personality, and to take risks creatively and intellectually.  Something magical happened.  Instead of me finding my audience, my audience found me. And that’s a big difference.

4) The posts that don’t work. Here are the characteristics of posts that really work: short, direct, timely, useful, with an element of humor or entertainment. After much trial and error, the posts that don’t do as well are cerebral, long (over 1,500 words), and video posts. I’m not saying that I’m going to discontinue doing cerebral posts or video blogs, but they seem to fall flat compared to my usual blog posts.

5) Not being active on the blogging scene. I love blogs and bloggers.  I love the fun, exchange of ideas, debate, and friendships that form. And really, that is how I built my blog in the first place — by being active in this global blog community. Regrettably, I have been largely absent for the past nine months. The new book was an ambitious project because it covers an entirely new subject — social influence as a commodity — and it took a lot of research.

The result is, I have basically had two full-time jobs for the past year. One of the casualties has been my blog reader, which is now swollen with untapped wisdom. I know this has made a difference because many of the {grow} community regulars don’t come by my blog like they used to … because I don’t visit them.  These lively blog community debates are happening without me and I miss being part of it.

The other contributing factor is that my social media presence has just kind of gone whacko. Blog readership grew 400% between 2009 to 2010 and another 300% from 2010 to the end of 2011.  How do I give personal attention to all of these readers and their blogs?

The cruel irony is that the more successful you become on the social web, the less social you can be. All the best practices that bring success in the first place go out the window. I am fortunate to have you as a reader and I never take that for granted. I just can’t repay the favor like I used to. Arrrgh.

Any way, those are some of my lessons learned.  What mistakes have you made, or what would you have done differently? Please share your contribution to the discussion in the comment section!

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  • Great advice Mark, thanks for sharing. You definitely found your niche! 

  • James Barrass

    This is a fine post, and I bet 99% of us can identify with your remarks. I’ll take away the advice to be “me”, to have fun, and to be brief!

  • Good stuff Mark.  I appreciate the advice as I am currently trying to find my own voice in the blogging community.  Number five really stuck out to me and is one area that I need to improve. 

    Thanks for sharing!

  • capi_rl

    found this post through a RT by @unmarketing and I am so happy. not only did i enjoyed the post, but this is the first blog/website that I have seen with a tab that says “YOU” – and its even before the traditional “About Us” tab. this is brilliant! you’ve won me as a reader.

  • Always a delight to hear from you Krysia!

  • Well said James!  Thanks for caring enough to comment!

  • Thank you.  Welcome to the blog!

  • Mark look at as a sign post for what happens when…
    I think that you are now on the other end of the rope. YOu have more readers than you can handle.
    Whoever comes up with the answer to that one is going to be very popular.
    Pity that your success costs so much by way of engagement.
    But none the less I am and always will be a reader and communicate here. ‘Cos its always real and heartfelt.
    Best regards and enjoying your success from the sidelines…Billy

  • Hope we can get together soon to discuss Jeremy. Always interested in progress of former students!

  • I will always engage as much as I am physically able! Thanks Billy!

  • Anonymous

    I love this quote you’ve made: “The cruel irony is that the more successful you become on the social web, the less social you can be.” It is so true, metrics like Klout score, number of followers or fans or comments or whatever we use to measure  “popularity” or “influence” automatically inflates egos and pull us away from being truly interested in providing quality content to our communities. Good reminders, thanks.

  • Lindsey Lind

    Appreiate your honesty and insight. Finding and being true to your voice is what seems to win people other. I enjoy your blog

  • Just watched the interview with Dino Dogan. I see it! But will Klout?
    Blogs. That is where someone will go and set an agenda to create influence. Blogs are the conversation online. Twitter has become in the short time I have been there a stream of bloated lists. But, a blog is a creative exercise in generating influence.
    Twitter can be used to support influence, but you even stated that your blog was where the influence lies.
    Are klout missing the real ocean to float in a tide that isn’t that engaging?
    I am looking forward to reading the book.
    I will be having a new business venture and a supporting blog in April and the blog is going to be where I am aiming for the influence. Klout may not get that at all if they are driven only by twitter and facebook.
    Unless I post to these two streams using the channels available.
    We have talked about this before, and the comment about the blog being missed so far is epic!
    Surely, surely someone is going to be reach for that and win!!

  • Sharon Thoms

    Isn’t that ironic, the more social you become, the less social you can be.  Great post, nice to read something a little different.  

  • Christine Matthews

    Fortunately, posts like this assure us readers that you’re
    still engaged. Like Anne and Sharon, I appreciate you pointing out the cruel
    irony of your success possibly taking away social interaction. However, your
    brief, direct and humorous style will always leave us feeling connected to you!

  • Nice 🙂 I like it when you said “I nearly killed myself. trying to be somebody else. ” hahaha so hilarious.

    I agreed with you 100% — blogging is a live community if you want audience you must first actively visit each other.  Unless you’re too famous or your article are Google magnet — than you dont have to social with others people will find you 🙂

    I dont have those luck hahaha the moment I stop visiting friend’s blog — the blog post has no comments 🙂 (er… no comment doesn’t mean no one is reading but it would be better to have someone comment on it even just one so people who found your blog knows that your blog doesn’t suck that much hahaha)

    Okay — I’m talking silly here. 

    Nice to meet you and I like your blog 😀

  • I can relate to almost all of the points above haha. And yes, I killed myself many times. I think you’re still keeping up great, Mark. And the growth you experienced is simply amazing. I can’t even think those numbers for myself. Keep up the amazing work. Never was able to imagine how you do it.

  • Thanks for the candid post, Mark. But I think that you are being a bit hard on yourself – some people may have left your blog because they ‘grew out’ of it (I mean, their needs may have changed), not because of something you did (or didn’t, for that matter).

    Interesting what you said about videos. I thought the opposite would be true.

  • guido everaert

    guilty as charged.. on all 5 counts. Now it’s getting better 😉 

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  • Mark Schaefer

    I absolutely agree that most online influence is created in blogs. Hard to create your “voice” in status updates!

  • Good insight. It’s always insightful to hear from fellow bloggers who can talk about what’s not working. Your post has inspired me to take a look at my own activity to see what’s working and what’s not.

    cheers, Mark

  • Anonymous

    “The cruel irony is that the more successful you become on the social web, the less social you can be.” Were truer words ever spoken? I’m guilty too.

    I owe you an email, friend.

  • Nancy Cawley Jean

    Mark, this was such great advice. Thank you!

  • Hi Mark,
    Absolutely true, and it takes time. I am up to almost 800 posts on my little thought-gatherer, which is what it is, with just a few regular readers. However, I do not realluy care about the numbers,  so long as I add a bit to others with each post, and have an outlet for my thoughts.
    This “blogging thing” is remarkably liberating!

  • You really hit home for me on many of these. 🙂 In particular, #3 is something that I need to work on. I tend to want every post to be educational — sort of a ‘How To’ my readers can take and use and apply to their businesses. Yet, I come here because I love to laugh and I know you’ll never shy away from giving your opinion. I need to inject some of that personality and humor into my own posts too. Thanks for the inspiration! 

  • Thank you for the timely post. #5 is a big area of opportunity for me – it’s just not an option to neglect this one. 

  • I think my frustration is that there are so many marketing blogs, what can I do to not regurgitate the points everyone else makes. What’s my unique take that no one else has? That’s a problem.

  • Once again you blow me away with your insight and honesty, Mark.  Regardless of any past or present shortcomings as a blogger, you clearly DO offer a personal, fascinating POV, while at the same time serving as one of the most hospitable and supportive hosts I’ve encountered anywhere.  Keep it up, please–for a long time to come!

  • Thanks for this post Mark. I especially needed to hear point 1. While that’s my own philosophy, it’s easy to get frustrated and wonder why with such great content on my blog that more people don’t visit. It’s nice to hear that if I am right about the quality of my content that it might yet find a larger audience.

  • Doug Brown

    Very insightful post Mark and I’m sure there are a lot of nodding heads reading this. One mistake I made (and I’m only closing in on 500 posts) is looking for the ROI. I started to do mental calculations to see if all the hours I was spending blogging might better be spent in researching new biz opportunities, or put to corporate social responsibility initiatives. This year we picked up a large client because they subscribed to the blog and felt they got our agency culture. That was a real wake-up for me. 
    I always love reading your posts. They’re honest.

  • Trying to copy success – I blatantly copied your blog Font Face. It’s a little thing but the text just renders so nicely here, I wanted the same for my blog. So, thanks 🙂

  • Your readers can always count on you to be real and transparent and in my opinion, that trumps all mistakes (except for maybe #5- I think it’s a tie). Thank you for continually connecting with your audience while sharing your successes and mistakes along the way.

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  • Read this yesterday Mark. Very touching post in many ways. I find interesting how many people instead of continuing to read the wisdom here will only do it if you read their blogs or interact. But I will say that over time it is easy to get stolen away by people who spend the time to cultivate a relationship with you.

    In my case I have had less time with a little toddler and fiancee keeping my non-work reading and twitter time to a much lower level. So my participation all around has declined too.

    Grats on the book and all your work going on. You earned it.

  • Mark, seeing lessons learned from mistakes made is the key!   Thank you for sharing your lessons learned, and this opportunity to begin to share mine 

    Currenlty I’m gathering my lessons learned, and for starters have these to share with you, and your grow community…

    > Being confident, and self-reliant to avoid being overwhelmed, and underwhelmed.
    > Challenges left behind are lessons learned.
    > Creative collaborations challenge limiting beliefs.

  • Hi Mark, Very interesting post. I have to say, I especially related to number 4. A lot of people have been saying lately that video posts are the way to go but I find they’re a lot of work and not many people view them.

    I learned to go with the positive tone of my blog. When I deviated from that, my posts fell flat. One time I answered a reader’s questions on how to read her kid’s text messages. I felt as if she was asking me to help her spy on her kid. I wrote about it, cautioning about the risks, but felt as if I shouldn’t have done so. The post got very little traffic and almost no comments.

    I learned, though, to stay with my positive attitude towards tech.

    Congratulations on all you have accomplished this past year. Thanks for sharing your lessons with us!

  • I’m in the same boat, Brad. Don’t want to spew out the same message people have read a million times. So I just try to write something brief about what I’m experiencing at the moment. Seems to work 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing your lessons learned, Mark, and for the shout out to your community. It really is a tragic trick that people work so hard to build a community and then – when they finally succeed – find themselves pulled in so many direction that they have to, in part at least, abandon the very thing they’ve worked so hard to create. Cruel, cruel truth. 

    The one upside is that over the course of crafting and nurturing this community, you’ve been making  deposits in your community equity account, so to speak. Those add up over time – with compounded interest and everything! 🙂 I’m not saying that you give a lot at the beginning so you can slack off later on, but you should know that your friends appreciate everything you’ve done along the way and they aren’t going to blacklist you because you’re too busy to respond to every tweet and Facebook comment. 

    There are only so many hours in a day … you need to leave some for living! 

    PS – Enjoying the new book so far! I’ve downloaded way more business & marketing books that I care to admit, but yours is the first one I’ve continued reading past the intro and first few chapters. You tapped into a fascinating topic & your conversational tone makes Return on Influence a book I actually look forward to curling up with. Nicely done! 🙂 

  • Mark,

    I would read your blog even if you never read a single post of mine. That is because I love your blog for you and what you bring every day.

    My favorite posts of yours are the ones that show not just how smart you are in business, but how human you are too.

    My personal favorite post of yours from last year was “Dead Man Blogging” because it not only made me feel, but it made me think as well.

    That is where you are the best. You make us think, you make us relate. You have made me smarter and a better commenter just by the way you reply to my comments and everyone else’s.

    Reading your blog made me see that no one way was the only way. That it was okay to disagree, and it was even alright to get people riled up.

    I agree about the overly long posts. If it is too long, I may not read it, or I may miss something important. I like videos, but don’t love them.

    I care about traffic, but I am  no longer obsessed with it. I find my best posts I don’t havre to think too hard about. They come right out of me. I have learned over the almost year of blogging to trust myself much more than I did at first. I learned taht frim reading people like you, but by being ME

  • great post Mark, so useful. you continue to teach! Take heart that while you may lack opportunity to interact as much as you would like, your writing in the blog and books is such that people feel they know you, and you get them.
    You have a great style and great things to say, and I for one will keep reading whether you reply or not! 

  • Mcevillymozart

    Well I think it’s an error to conclude you “can’t pay it back like you used to” – Some of the heaviest hitters take the time to do just that –
    Oh unless you’re LadyGaga

  • Carmenclayton

    I’m new to your blog…bought “The Tao of Twitter” a few weeks ago. So helpful!  I love your style and real-ness.  I haven’t summoned the courage to blog just yet, but am told that blogging and twitter are both important to me as I attempt a transition from for-profit to nonprofit.  It has a bit of a feeling of the “tree falling in the forest”…so many voices “out there”, who will care? I plan to take the leap soon though and “blog like nobody’s reading”!  This post helps me to hopefully do things well from the start!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for this, Mark, and interesting you say video posts don’t do well for you. While many claim great success with video content delivery, I’ve always found them less desirable when zooming through a busy day. They certainly have their place, but I’ve often wondered of their real general value for bloggers.

  • I bet I am not the only one thinking it, but it’s kinda refreshing to know that you make some mistakes too 🙂 As a newbie blogger in the community, I am still trying to find my voice, find my readers and figure out how to balance it all and keep my enjoyment level peaked. I am trying to be more active in the community and keep a consistent schedule on my blog. One of the things you mentioned here about thinking like a marketer and not like a blogger is something I need to overcome. I am committed to my ‘theme’ and have a hard time straying from it. I cram for topics to write about on a weekly basis that fall in line with my overall topic at hand. I need to relax and let the juices flow when they flow and just put some more personality into it. Thanks Mark!

  • Wow. Great point. Bloggin can create influence to be sure and influence can be ego crack. Very dangerous stuff in the wrong hands! Thanks Anne!

  • Thanks for taking the time to comment Lindsey! 

  • Many thanks Sharon! 

  • Awww … thanks!!! That is so great. You made my day Christine! 

  • Awesome. I’m glad you stopped by!

  • Here’s my secret. It’s not me. I’m not in control of this : ) 

  • Glad this connected for you Mark! 

  • Yea, I owe you one too!!! Maybe I will get to that thing we started by July : ) 

  • Powerful statement Allen. Thank you! 

  • Absolutely. Personality is why people come to a blog and stay, I think. I always give this advice — Write a blog post ONLY you could write. Now, that’s an interesting challenge, isn’t it? But it will be a great blog post! 

  • Many thanks for that kind encouragement! 

  • That is so kind of you to say Pete! Thank you!! 

  • Yes, yes, yes.  Be patient. Be tenacious. Be kind.  It will work.

  • Very interesting addition to the conversation Doug.  I’ma numbers geek and that can get in the way sometimes. But about one year into the blog I realized that ALL my business was coming from the blog. At that point, it became a mission critical activity! SOunds like it is getting there for you too. Good job! 

  • I’m glad I wasn’t using Comic Sans.

  • That is a very kind and generous comment Courtney. Thank you! 

  • Thank you friend!  I don’t blame people for feeling a need for reciprocity. Kind of a natural instinct. Appreciate your loyalty always!

  • Love these … but easier said than done! 

  • I agree that the positive thing is important and I try to be uplifitng too, Carolyn. But I was surprised the other day when somebody said my blog was too negative! I wonder if they are confusing “honest” with “negative!” This is certainly not a place for unicorns and rainbows, but I do try to respect people and lift them up! Many thanks for the great comment! 

  • So glad you are enjoying Return On Influence Jamie!  That means a lot. You are so smart and well-read. It is humbling to think that you are reading my book. Many thanks. 

  • What a very wonderful comment Nancy. I’m glad to see you back on the scene and hopefully life is settling just a little for you. I am always so happy to see you stop by to comment. Thanks!

  • That certainly comes through Tony. I do realize that many people feel that they come to know me through the writing. It’s powerful and a bit unnerving to realize I am connecting with so many people … many of whom I may never know are there. That’s why I’m so glad when people comment. It’s how I know they are there! Many thanks! 

  • I definetely would not call your site negative. If I had to pick one word to describe your site I would pick “informative.” That’s a positive word in my mind.

  • Welcome to the blog. I’m trying to organize my blog posts a little better, but in the mean time, you might try looking at the “category” section and find “blogging best practices.” Lots to get you started on there!  Also, do a search on this site for “non-profit blog” to find some good blog examples. Good luck!

  • A conundrum. I don’t know if it is that way across the board, but they always kind of sag for me. But I especially love interviewing people and that is perfect for video so I am going to keep at it : )   Thanks for commenting Josh!

  • There you go. I think that is a great attitude to take.  Thanks for staying connected on here Christina! Always makes me smile to see you stop by. The post we did together was one of my favorites. 

  • Great post, Mark. I’ve made all of those mistakes too. 

    I’ve been thinking about charting out the life cycle of the blogger. At the beginning, you’re afraid to post anything. You post irregularly and convince yourself you’re just “testing it out.” Then a post does well and you’re kind of looking at all of your posts wondering why THEY did not do as well. So you start posting more (I also did the two posts a day thing for awhile. It was nuts). So then you get tired of that and figure, “Ah, the heck with it. People will read when I write.”

    Kind of a circle of life, non? 🙂

  • First congratulations Mark fur running into 1000 posts. That is really awesome.
    Regarding my own blog (no 1.5 years old) I am overall quite happy. Sure, there had and have been mistakes as well, but so far no really fundamental.
    I always avoid to advertise instead of to inform and disucss.
    The mistakes are mostly on a technical side. E.g. not thinking before about categories and style.
    But nevertheless it is interesting, that some articles, I am not really convinced of are sometimes favorites of my readers (and the other way round too.).
    And over time, I found out more and more the way to address my readers of course, so style is still changing over time. The blog is “alive” so to say J
    The biggest expectation always has been, to meet readers (and blogger colleagues’) in real live.
    Kind regards from Germany

  • I think you’re going to know where I come down on this. First, to establish a reputation in this space, you need to be known. To be known you have to have a voice and content. Is that going to happen with FB updates? No.  You need to blog. So you need to do this.

    Now … how to come up with ideas.  What do you have that is unique, that no one else has. Why you of course. You have a lot of interesting stories and experiences to tell about. Not all of them bright and shiny, but important all the same. Having the courage to dig deep and show yourself is the key to originality. It’s the only thing we have in fact.  My take on it any way!

  • I think that is a very good start!  Keep digging, keep writing.

  • Beautiful. I love that. You better write a post about that!!!

  • This is a really key point. Your blog is evolving. I like that idea that your blog is alive. Your voice is imporving and bring refined. You adapt and adopt as you learn from your readers.  Really great insight here Hansjörg!

  • I wish I was more artistic. Maybe our pal Joey Strawn could take a shot at it 🙂

  • Good timing as after 3 mildly successful posts, I had a dud by statistical measures. I was a little worried but you’re right, numbers aren’t everything. There was some solid feedback from regulars and a number of new faces that commented for the first time. In that light, maybe it wasn’t so bad.

    As a two month veteran, I’d be lying if I said that I knew everything. I’m still finding my way and with posts like this, I’ll be able to stay on the right path. Thanks Mark.

  • Katie Parvin

    Love it. I’m facing finding my own path now. It’s fun but sometimes ridiculously frustrating. 🙂 

  • Good for you Katie! Go for it!

  • Here’s a prediction Tony. Six months from now you will look back at this time and think … “I didn’t know squat.”  Then, 12 months from now, you will look back at that 6-month milestone and think … “wow, I still didn’t know squat!” 

    And so on. 

    We are all students. That is the key to success. Be humble. Keep learning. There are no gurus.

  • Now that would be interesting.

  • I’ll take it! : ) 

  • I have not cracked the code. They always sag by comparison. Perhaps because you can’t “peruse” a video?

  • Great article, i did find myself in it !I have formed a small community around my blog but now i don’t have time to comment on other blogs because of social web. Sometimes i’m thinking that i like someone to comment and i must do the same and comment on their blog because maybe they are expecting this also.. Have a nice day and greadings from Romania.

  • Anonymous

    Certainly something I’d like to research more for active strategy. Regardless, keep up the great video interviews, Mark!

  • Sharon Pfeiffer

    Great article! In my short 7 months blogging, I completely agree with your points.  I’ve gone through stages of blogging 5 times a week, to skipping weeks altogether. It’s all about finding your rhythm. 🙂

  • Deena Safari

    Praech! I just started back blogging after a hiatus and I looooove not caring about stats! Lots of excellent points in this post that I wish I had known when I started!

  • Fabulous article. I love (and appreciate) the part on finding your own voice. So critical — so thanks for reminding me to stick on the right path. As far as being active in the social/blogging world that’s where I struggle. I could respond to emails, comments, etc…all day long and not live life. Where do you find the balance? How do you chose how to respond and who to respond to? 
    Thanks for an excellent blog. 

  • “The cruel irony is that the more successful you become on the social web, the less social you can be.”

    So damn true. I have lost contact with my readers too, at the beginning it was easy; just a few to talk to. 
    The more readers I was getting, the less time I had to talk to them.  
    It sucks sometimes. 🙁 But I always try to let them know that I care so much for everybody.


    ps: sorry if my English stinks. (btw, great post.)

  • SJ

    The video blog is a very different skill set. One of my friends has a very successful weekly vlog, which she has faithfully produced every Friday for over a year now. Her vlog entries are always thought-provoking, quirky, amusing and not too long. Personally, social media has widened my social circle and made my social life a great deal better, I am now much more of a social animal than I used to be. Quite a feat for a naturally hermit-crab writer whose favourite occupations are all solitary ones!

  • Its highly bad trying to be someone else. I actually tried to be someone else but that is in success not to do what the person is doing. I like Pat Flynn and what he does but i can’t jump into everything that he’s doing. i don’t blog about how to make money online but i try to copy his success and do what he’s doing in my own niche too.


  • Blobi

    Great Post… 🙂

  • JimmyKav

    1,000 blogs! Alot of blood sweat and tears goes into just one! Sincere congratulations. I am also impatient, so the numbers are constantly screaming insults at me, plagueing me with doubt.  I just started recently but i know i have a voice that will one day resonate loud and clear with many more readers than i currently have.  I have lucks best friend on my side, creativity. And THAT is what will get ME to 1,000! Thanks for the tips!

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  • Emilydeg

    Great post mark & advice shall be following you (have just come across you). I only started my blog a month ago and have done 4 posts. Have started going to talks and blogger meet ups, great to meet such interesting people. Have been amased by people’s openness to, in doing interviews for me. My blog is about being ‘kind aware’ and has made me find a ‘voice’ loving it!

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  • Rules.

    I used to create and follow rules. My rules. Always do this, never do that. The problem was nobody else knew my rules and they grew frustrated when they expected something to happen and nothing happened.

    As I deleted those rules and embraced chaos, my readers loved my blog more — because they didn’t hit any obstacles and anything went.

  • Ouch. Love on those blog readers!

  • Yup. If you’re not consistent, people don’t know what to expect!

  • Learn from my mistakes. I’m still trying to! : ) 

  • I try to respond to everybody who makes an authentic attempt to connect with me. We all have the same amount of time. It’s how you choose to use it!

  • Good for you. And thanks for passing on the success story! 

  • Thanks for adding your thoughts to the discussion.

  • Good luck. Hang in there Jimmy!

  • You know, I do find the blog community to be so kind and supportive overall. It helps give me courage!

  • Oh gosh. That is so great. Embrace the chaos. Ari, you know that has to be your next blog post!! 

  • SJ

    The vlog in question is on You Tube, “That Girl Tyson”. If you have the time, please take a look. Tee is always entertaining, and often gives thought provoking monologues.

  • Thanks!

  • Mark, for me lessons learned are works-in-progress, and keys to getting them done!

  • Mark, for me lessons learned are works-in-progress, and keys to getting them done!

  • Hi Mark, my mistake was blogging about things that I don’t love. My background is technology and I drifted into Social Media. I then started writing a mix of posts and some were about things like social media strategy. But that’s not my passion. So now I’ve mixed social media with my passion and write about social media technology all the time. I know tools are only one piece of the equation but it’s the piece that I love.

    I haven’t found my own voice exactly yet. I love humor and fun and haven’t managed to get this into my blog posts yet but I’ll work on it!

    Interesting that your video posts haven’t gone down as well as text posts.


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