We’re Not Bloggers– We’re Pizza Makers
We just recently participated in at blogging conference in Chicago, SOBCon07, and David Armano of Digitas was one of featured speakers. David implored us to “stop calling ourselves blog writers.” And he provided the point that the word blog writer can have a negative meaning.
I think a blogger is somebody who chooses to launch a weblog, and it holds true, ANYBODY can do that. Maybe we do require to separate ourselves somehow … Are they successful? Do they tire out? Is it intriguing? Or boring? Are they somebody who blog sites with no real instructions or mission or enthusiasm about exactly what they are doing? Are they blogging in a vacuum?
A blog starts to take shape after the very first 60 days. Then you begin to have a good idea about exactly what you can provide the blogosphere. Is this something you can stick with and are passionate about? Can you keep things intriguing and attract readers. David Armano recommended maybe INDIVIDUAL PUBLISHER or perhaps PRODUCER is a much better, more fitting term for us who write/blog. As an individual publisher, we treat our blog sites with regard. We manage them with fantastic care. We put a great deal of time, energy, and thought into every post. It’s a business. It’s a resume. It has to do with relationships. It’s not simply random publishing and ranting. It’s really a lot like a pizza! We could be compared with chef’s or pizza makers.
Think of the streets of New york city City. Pizza by the piece all over! However who has the finest pizza in New york city City? Ask 10 New Yorkers, you’ll most likely get 10 different answers. It’s all great, it’s a subjective question. Some individuals like it with a lot of cheese. Some like more sauce. Some like sweet sauce, some like a more salted sauce. However the point is, every pizza maker attempts to provide the “finest” pizza possible. They research their active ingredients and experiment until they feel they have the ideal mix. The point is, as a manufacturer, as a personal publisher, we attempt to develop something unique individuals will like. A great deal of love, sweat and tears enter into a major blog site. By contrast, beginner bloggers don’t always do that.
We are so happy and happy we attended the SOBCon07 event and can’t wait till next year! However most of all, we are appreciative for fate bringing us together with Liz Strauss of Successful and Impressive Blogs, for without meeting her, our life of Individual Producing would not have went down this road it’s on now. Thank you Liz!