Sunday, November 6, 2011

6 Traits of a Blogger...

In my journey as a blogger, I have read several blogs – Ranging from the ones which I read primarily because of the topics, subjects or literary style to the ones which I read occasionally because I personally know the blogger to the one’s I randomly come across during my erratic online activity.. Over a period of time, I have a personal collection of blogs which are a great source of data, information, knowledge and wisdom. And honestly, these blogs can see me through any kind of day…

Based on my observations and reflections, I have attempted to articulate the 6 traits of any blogger. If you are a blogger, do check if the following apply to you…

1)Bloggers are GENEROUS – Blogging is about sharing – Your knowledge, Your wisdom, Your insights, Your views, Your observations, Your mistakes, Your opinions, Your thoughts, Your dreams, Your hopes, Your passions, Your experiences, Your life.. And if you blog, then you are essentially willing to share – with a known and an unknown face.. with little / no immediate expectations in return.. especially in the age of instant gratifications.

2)Bloggers are SELF DRIVEN – You need to be self-driven to start a blog and to regularly publish to keep your blog alive. And for this, you need to be self-driven – Not just for today, but for a period of time..

3)Bloggers are DISCIPLINED – You need to be disciplined to blog regularly.. And whatever may be the reason for which you blog, it is impossible to keep at blogging without some semblance of discipline

4)Bloggers are OPTIMISTS – Simply because they believe that someone somewhere will read what they blog about.. And hopefully learn and benefit from it.

5)Bloggers value THOUGHTS – One of the most compelling and frequent reason for blogging is that the blogger values thoughts.. It could be a passing thought or a profound thought.. Nevertheless, it’s important enough for a blogger to take the time and effort to log it ..

6) Bloggers are INVESTORS – They invest the most important asset, i.e.,Time on themselves, and with the world at large with no guarantee on the Returns on Time Invested. The returns are definitely proportionate to why, where and what they blog about.. Nevertheless, the REAL returns will only be realized in the future.. And while there is no definite measure of returns, what is definite is that there will be returns – either as financial returns, proliferation of self-awareness, balance of emotions, focus on thoughts, new friends and connections…. And most importantly, a personal legacy when your time is up…

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