I left this comment over on @theunlockeddoor (Stuart Mills) post entitled "10 'Light Bulb' Moments I've Had With Blogging"
"The blogging experience is best if you’re doing it for the right reasons. If your focus is providing value, blogging will be a good experience for you. If you’re there to take value and don’t have much in the tank to give, you won’t build a sustainable successful personal brand – you’ll just be a flash in the pan if anything at all."
As usual, it sparked to some additional thoughts I jotted down below – I hope you like them
Blogging provides tremendous value to those who desire to learn, grow and discover who they are. This is accomplished by treating your blog as a platform to create and provide value to others.
One of the greatest privileges on earth is being able to provide for another in need. Money is not the most valuable thing that you can give to another — wise words, encouraging words, enlightening words, and words that are helpful and inspire people to do productive things are.
A timely word can make all the difference to someone who reads or hears them.
Maybe someone finally found the answers they've been looking for on a certain topic like;
Information on better eating habits and exercise programs that can change or save lives, or
Gaining business insights on marketing, PR, social media and any business topic that is relevant in today's business climate, or
Some folks are just hurting and in dark places and because of your blog and friendship, they didn't kill themselves.
There are many others and I don't mean to go too deep here, I just want you to believe what you're doing is important, because it can be. Be inspired to change the world with your blogging efforts. Set the bar high, reach for the stars and kick some butt man!
Make what you're doing meaningful… Let the people see and experience your passion. Put yourself out there like you never have before. Be brilliant. Be amazing.
People are starved for substantive content – content that matters. Regardless of what you believe, you have an abundance of this kind of content inside you that's just waiting to be unlocked and shared with the world.
You must dig deep for this kind, however it will make itself available to you if you're investing it into others lives. When your efforts are filling a need for others, the stars will line up and every resource you need to be effective will be made available to you.
there's a shortage of genuine caring loving people with a vision for others and not just themselves!
Become one of these if you want to stick out of the crowd and create a valuable piece of virtual real estate called a "blog."
Firstly, move yourself.
Secondly, move others.
Ultimately, change the world on subscriber at a time.
Is there any better way to go about building your blog?