Sunday, June 26, 2005
Blog Passion and Taking a Break
One of the nine (9) core values of blogging is Passion.
It's good to be dedicated, with a fire of enthusiasm, to whatever topic or issue or area of expertise you blog about.
Your passion could be self-expression, politics, philosophy, business, marketing, astronomy, social activism, ethical anarchy, web usability, religion, music, art, science fiction, or beer.
If you have a grand obsession, a glorious vision, a sense of destiny, a built-in leadership drive...you'll accomplish great things.
You care deeply about something that others generally dismiss or spend little time and effort on.
You may end up being a Visionary, Innovator, Inventor, Genius, Celebrity, or even a CEO (president of a company). Your passion, expressed in your blog and in your life, will take you There.
This is why I cannot understand why CEOs question "what would I blog about?" or "how can I be candid and transparent in a blog?"
If you're a CEO, you had better be passionate about more than bloated compensation and dictatorial power.
We expect you, as a CEO, to be passionate about solving problems for consumers via your excellant products. We expect you to have numerous anecdotes about your industry. We expect you to have interesting stories to tell about your career and how you acquired your expertise.
Whatever your blogging passion is, it's always good to shut down that computer, disconnect from the internet, and go outside.
It's good to get away from blogs, blogging, blogospheric explorations, for a while.
Spend some time in the garden. In the woods. In a homeless shelter. In a soup kitchen. In a nursing home. In a jazz club. In a theatre. In a church, mosque, temple, synagogue.
Break away from blogging once in a while.
Spend time with people. Walk a long distance for no reason at all.
Get outside and gaze at trees and buildings.
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Posted by steven edward streight at 6/26/2005 09:31:00 PM