There’s something about having few subscribers and few comments to a blog that’s a gift in disguise. Can you imagine what that might be?
This week, I read Danny Brown’s blog post about criticism mentioning the “natives getting restless” and how he had unsubscribed from A-lister blogger Chris Brogan’s blog because Danny thought Chris was snarky. Two days later, I read Chris Brogan’s blog post about criticism – accepting it and receiving it well which mentioned Danny Brown’s blog post and his unsubscribe action. Chris was surprised because he felt Danny was a regular commenter on his blog.
Do you understand what I’m getting at?
The responsibility Chris Brogan takes to “write 4,000 words daily and post about four times a day” is a choice no one else is making that I’m aware of in the blogging world. The pressure he puts on himself to consistently ideate, deliver, respond and repeat on a daily basis is astonishing. When other award-winning bloggers who also generate high-level content begin to bicker with peers in the space that’s when I’m glad I blog under cover.
Everyone has an opinion, and when leaders begin to comment about leaders, that’s when we bloggers attempting to adopt the lead in something can be glad we’re not. What I find fascinating about how we perceive people in social media is that the words, emoticons, punctuation, LOLs, avatars, tone, and, style form the basis for perception – all without benefit of hearing the spoken presentation (unless there’s a video or webinar to put voice to words).
I’m not sure who’s really getting restless – the social media A-lister blogger leaders who day in and day out must generate topics and content to feed the hungry masses, or we bloggers under cover who can easily sneak away into oblivion without anyone batting an eye lash.