Listen, Learn and Lead : 3 Step to an Inevitable Blogging
Well, my very first question to you is that do you blog? If answer is assertive than tell me do you do it in efficient manner? Everyone of us want to be the best blogger but how many of us make a real attempt to achieve the same?
Most of the bloggers carry a very fuzzy idea right from the time they think to become a blogger or they presume to blog. Deep down even they don’t know the very cause or purpose to blog or say to write. And that is the reason why most of the bloggers are lost in the blogosphere. Such blogs have got a very short life span and then they die.
I am here to deliver a simple procedure which when followed can at least make your motive clear about why you blog:
You blog, okay that is understood but when is it going to be effective? Listen! Yes, listen to what people have to say. Listen what your audience is trying to convey to you. Listen to their queries, problems and analyze them. The blog is for people and their concerns; and nothing else. A blog is not a “blogger oriented” but is indeed “reader oriented”. Infact you commence after knowing how is your community or people going to concern you. If you do not know what the “want” is, you can’t “give”. Be honest with your audience. If you do not know what they want then ask. Unless and until you’ll not show your concern, they’ll not prompt you. Remember one rule in blogging:
“People do not read for logical reasons, they read for emotional reasons.”
Okay now than you know what are the problems or what are the hurdles being faced, you start to analyze. Analyze the solution. You need to find out the best optimum solution. Your article must act like an algorithm, an algorithm which has minimum time complexity and which can give you the most optimum solution. You learn the difficulties and then you can come up with solution.I remember a very unique quote by Einstein:
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
That is where the real blogging lies. We all know almost 90% of things happening around us, but we understand the least among it. We know what electricity is, we enjoy the benefits for the same, but do not understand how it works. In the similar fashion we are aware about the problems but we do not understand them. Understanding will relate and attach you emotionally with the people’s problem and you’ll deal with it as if it’s your own. And once you start doing that you’ll resonate along with your readers’ ultimately building trust.
How do you define the term “Lead” or “Leading”? is it just a mere way to just build more followers? No, it is infact the way to build more leaders. After you start giving solution to the people regarding the problems they face, they’ll come up with few more problems and all along will come a willingness to get it solved by only and only you. It is like a fission chain reaction, it multiplies. Whenever leading comes into the picture your ethics and honesty plays the major role, because you’ll be over a plane not only holding yourself but thousands like you, those thousands which are dependent on you, those who are trusting you for your solutions. When people start to get inspired and acknowledge your work you automatically start to lead towards excellence. There is as such no secret recipe.
“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”
~ Colin Powell
So, this is all about what I think a blog is, kindly share your views regarding the same.