Taking Seth’s Advice
June 25th, 2007 • General
This is not a post to discourage you from having a Blog. It is a post to discourage you from having a BAD Blog
— Roger Anderson, Having a Blog Can Be Bad For Business
It is true that having a “bad” blog can hurt your business, but the very definition of a bad blog is relative. Not to mention that blogging isn’t about business in the first place.
It’s improbable that you would start with a good blog. In fact, a blog starts as “bad” the second that publish button is hit, and it carries on either improving, “deproving”, or keeping its exact same status for years.
Regardless. Whether your blog is one week, or one year old, whether it has one, or one thousand posts, as long as you have something to say, just say it. You can’t hurt your online image if you don’t have one; you’ll shift from resembling a blip, to resembling a blog.
In Blog Mastermind, Yaro says he makes a consistent $4-6K every month only from blogging. I pay to host and publish mine. But does it really matter? Should I stop? Was it a mistake to start this blog? I like to think not.
Write when you have something you think is important to say. Write even those few words you have to say about yourself, or even your cat. Write just to say “Hello World!”. Heck, write a BAD blog and take it from there. Write, even if you only have one post in you.
P.S. Thank you Seth.