This is in response to: Seven Mental Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers.
Could I do a better job around here? That’s a tough question to answer, given my horrible living conditions. No one cares besides being humored then ignored (An Abundance of Katherines reference).
Atomattic encourages discourse, but WordPress is not the place it supposedly is for open discussion. I try, and many dismiss. Always some kind of uphill battle…or “fence.” You try.
Here are seven tips that, so far don’t work well with this blog.
1. Think big. If I lived the way I’ve come to blog, I’d see some real progress in my life.
I’d also see real progress in my…okay, so here everything continues to measure below standards.
There are small ideas, and there bigger ideas you want to explore (or already want to explore).
However, one of the earliest ideas that came to mind for a post here was how some artists consider the hand the most difficult object to draw/paint.
I’ve had bigger ideas, bigger ambitions, but ambitions plagued with unpayable costs. (Poor, alone, period.)
2. Stay flexible. Stay tuned to your hot topics and see what you can do with them. …Black Santa.
I’ve tried. But besides my interests, rarely does anyone show their own interest with the content. I’ve even asked questions. Only when something dies, right? And I’m not pushing that either.
And race as a topic is a no-go ’cause I wouldn’t know jack about squat. Spoiler: I’m white.
3. Stay happily discontent.
Answer notifications when you can, but you always have to keep your expectations at bay when blogging. Technology sucks.
Sometimes I am happy, and sometimes discontent. Rarely, am I both.
“Don’t pin desperate hopes on anyone.” What other kind of hope would there be? 😉
4. Don’t play it safe.
Since WP is a place of respect, and one you won’t be suspended the way you could be with FB, you can go all out with what you believe. But just make sure that what you believe is genuine!
For me, oh, you don’t want me to turn my filter off. I’ve held back a loooooot of language. I’m a man of all sorts of wrongs trying to do right! Apparently.
See: Spare the Junk.
5. Remember how small you are – in blogging and life.
Wow, an explicit reminder of that this time. Thanks.
“You are not all that.” Don’t blindly hope for higher stats.
I know of one blog that gets updated only once in a blue moon—three times the Followers than here. Then again, the infrequency would make subscription easy.
6. Know how big you can be.
Do try for those ‘bigger’ ambitions. But don’t explode, don’t confuse that with ego.
The 26 Dec 2014 record: 27 Likes. That’s unbelievable, alright.
Greatness is hard to conceive, let alone achieve, when opportunity so, in general, is as elusive as the bastard mice that keep me awake.
7. Know why you’re here
“… but if you don’t know why you’re here, we don’t either.”
That kind of explains itself.