Blogger A Day Call: Hello is Alister there?
I noticed him first in my stats. A name like his is kind of hard to overlook. It looks like this
Yes. I wondered who the person was who had bought the URL for an A Lister blog. I clicked through to find Alister Cameron had written a post called The real reason nobody reads your blog that outlined in detail Tony Hung’s first 50 days as a blogger.
Everything Alister said in that post was about relationship blogging. I’m not sure how it happened, but next thing you know we were on Skype and talking. He was kind enough to stay up at midnight to listen to me chatter away. We talked for over an hour about so many things.
Alister and I talked about Melbourne and the people I know and I miss there. I had to get that out of the way because . . . well, relationships after all. . . . Then we got serious about the subject of relationship blogging. We discussed the posts he wrote and how people are the at the heart of everything. We talked about social media and the phenomenon of MySpace. We managed to touch on New Year’s Resolutions, Text Link Ads, and Tuesday coffees with Daren Rowse as well.
I asked Alister why he blogged and he said, “It’s giving expression to the leader in me. I’m wired to want to influence people.” I liked the way he worded that. I liked the thought as well. This is a man who likes his life and himself. No wonder he knows so much about relationships.
The day after the call on an Australian holiday, Alister took time to write a lovely post making it sound like I did him a favor by keeping him up half the night. Only a great guy looks at the world like that.
Since that conversation, Alister and I have talked more than once to help each other out with advice.
Which goes to prove a couple of things.
Alister is a relationship blogger and a fine friend, as well.
I’ve been monstrously slow at getting this post written up.
Oh and it’s even cooler to see alistercameron.com in my stats now.
B.A.D. Blogger Quote
Blogging can really bring the best out of you, if you’re the right kind of person. — Alister Cameron
Stop by Alister’s Blog, Alister Cameron, Blog Consultant and say hi!
Thanks, Alister, you B.A.D. Blogger!
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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