I joked recently in a comment on a friend’s blog that I blog to communicate with my kids. When they ask me a question I respond, “Did you read my blog – I covered that in a post a couple of days ago.”
But I blog to be read – about eclectic things that interest me and, hopefully, some of you. I commented to John Stanko this morning that perhaps my blog would have more readers if it was better focused. Perhaps I should write more of these since this post has generated the most traffic of any of my posts to date.
Seth Godin wrote about “The Noisy Tragedy of the Blog Commons.” How “by writing too much, too often, we’re trouncing on the attention of the commons.” Seth calls bloggers to a level of restraint. To focus on the very good, rather than the clutter:
If someone has a blog where every single riff is a good one, you can bet that the eager beaver taggers are going to be there, waiting for the good stuff. If, on the other hand, you have a one in a thousand hit rate, the odds of your good stuff being found are small indeed. I think what I’m suggesting (not proposing… I’m not asking you to post less!) is that if you want to have a larger voice, it may pay be to be your own filter.
I’m interested in your thoughts…and advice.