Guest Post by Stefan Knapen
I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some. – Herbert Rappaport
I was thinking, is the opposite happening to blogging? So many blog planters, but are there enough people to smell the blog flowers?
The problem is that readers don’t know where the great flower beds are. In the great field of flowers, it is getting harder and harder to find the unique and thriving flowers, those that keep growing, and keep showing more and more unique and compelling content.
See your blog as a flower — a single forget me not. Give it water, new posts, frequently. Make sure it grows and grows. Don’t be shy to invite people see it. And after waiting, the one who finds it will tell other people to come smell that flower. And the scent of that flower will become known. Your blog is being read more.
The conversation is like seeds and spores on the wind. Given to each other, everywhere. But it isn’t the beginning of a new flower, but it can be the beginning of a new post. So it can be fruitful.
Are there enough people to smell the flowers? Maybe yes, maybe no.
But there are too many small flowers. So for flower to be found in the big field, you have to wait and make it noticeable. Make sure your flower will be seen.
Do something with every seed and spore of conversation you get. Use those words to inspire you to grow your blog even bigger, even better. And after that your blog will be the prettiest flower field of flowers because you used what you had.
Stefan writes as The Dutch SchoolKid
Your comments on this blog have often inspired thoughts that are like flowers to me.
Thank you for this.
How do you keep your flowers growing, thriving, and blooming?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz!!