10 Lessons from Blogging
By Jimgris-Oracle on Jan 07, 2006
I've been blogging for a couple of years now, and it has changed absolutely everything -- thanks to these guys. So I thought I'd jot down some things that I have learned or observed. Ten seems like a reasonable number for now, so this is what I have ...
- I blog for one reason -- it's fun. All the benefits grow from
that one very personal experience.
- I pay little attention to the audience. I simply assume no one reads me. My audience is me.
- I've made many new friends via my blog, and I'm profoundly
- I've pissed off some people via my blog, and I'm very sorry.
- Negative comments -- the extreme personal attacks, I mean -- hurt deeply.
- Positive comments -- praise, constructive criticism, helpful
information, connections -- are wonderful.
- Writing blogs requires absolutely no work whatsoever. It's
stupidly simply on almost every level.
- Blog hit lists and credibility/authenticity rankings remind me of my PR days. They are meaningless popularity contests.
- Blogging has reminded me that I'm actually assertive and an
entrepreneur at heart. I had forgotten.
- BSC pervades everything I do at Sun and serves as the single most important personal empowerment tool I've ever experienced.