Thursday, November 23, 2006

B.A.D. blogging

It's official. I'm a B.A.D. blogger.

Yesterday I had a wonderful conversation with Liz Strauss from Successful Blog. We talked about my blogs, this one, The ToolRest, which is written for woodturners, and The Chipshop which is for my customers. I mentioned to Liz how hard it is to get comments and trackback from visitors to my blogs, and pointed out some posts she has written in the past. The first suggestion is to leave a thought open as a relationship builder. Liz is a teacher and text book writer and I have a background in training. Liz suggests that these occupations encourage us to normally over-explain things, thereby not leaving much scope for open thoughts. The second post is 10 Reasons Readers Don’t Leave Comments.

It's going to take me a while to absorb all this, but in the meantime you can can do me a favour and take a moment to tell me why you haven't left a comment here before. It really would be a great favour and might help me become a B.E.T.T.E.R blogger. Have you got some advice for a blogger who's ready to listen? A view from that side of the screen would be valuable and appreciated. You can't hurt my feelings - I'm a better woodturner than I am a blogger.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm neither,a good turner or a blogger. I'm working on the former.