BUNCHES OF GRATITUDE for your responses to my post about Managing the Bloghood.
Thanks for your comments, links, suggestions and emails.
All of us – readers and writers – are turning new sod. We’re creating the need for a whole whack of new statistics and measurement devices. Here’s why:
Blogging is transforming lives.
I have become cognizant of its impact on mine. Some of that impact is good. Some needs attention.
I’ve had a chance to digest your feedback and input, and do some research.
What have I learned?
I still want to write what’s in my soul. I love meditation and dipping deep into my soul. Though I post regularly, it will not be every day. I want to share at least one concept worthy of being carried in your soul for a few days.
I love having people participate. I hope each silent reader knows that, though you do not leave a comment, your readership and interest is highly appreciated.
I learned that reading good blogs takes time, especially since I want to comment with something relevant or meaningful. I have started to use the “like” button more frequently, but I still enjoy leaving comments. We all appreciate comments.
I have found a balance with socializing, community work and looking after my life. I need and, am grateful for, outlets for giving back in both my real and virtual worlds.
My Guides responded, “We can throw as good a punch with five words as fifty. Give us the time you can spare.” ( Ever the Guides, those rascals reminded me what great writers do!)
Speaking of time, a post that feels familiar to my style, philosophy and time concerns is Virtual Business Life Style. I’m not making a business out of blogging – that is not my purpose or intent. However, I have a nose for good orderly direction. The author has set himself up with a schedule that balances blogging with his internet businesses.
One of his commenters was a big help. He made reference to the Pareto Principle. It teaches rules of thumb like:
- 80% of a business comes from 20% of its customers.
- 80% of Italy’s land was owned by 20% of the population.
- in the United States, 20% of patients use 80% of health care resources.
- 80% of crimes are committed by 20% of criminals. (according to several studies).
- 80% of the useful research results are produced by 20% of the academics
Question to myself: If 80% of my content comes from 20% of my life, which 20% am I writing from? Is it the quality part of my life?
That lead me to the 1% Rule (Internet Culture). Its premise is that “1% of people create content, 9% edit or modify that content, and 90% view the content without contributing.” As Heather Green cautions in Business Week, the 1% who comment on business sites can have a very significant influence on the success of that business. In bloghood terms, does this mean the 1% who comment have a large influence on our blogs?
Question to myself: Do I leave quality comments on other blogs? (I could just hit the “like” button.)
From there, I went to The Principle of Least Effort which, to quote from the Wiki site, “is a broad theory that covers diverse fields from evolutionary biology to webpage design. It postulates that animals, people, even well designed machines will naturally choose the path of least resistance or “effort”.”
Question to myself: Do I expect people to read a post that looks like I’ve used the Principle of Least Effort?
I want Soul Dipper to be:
- available – regular, but not intrusive.
- free of ads, moving objects and clutter
Question: Dear Reader…What do you expect or want from Soul Dipper?