The recent Best Blogging Achievements group writing contest has become a bloggers' survey of sorts. The results are in but are they too convenient?
The entries overwhelmingly move in the same direction. Perhaps it was the spirit of the contest.
Bloggers are blogging… for you. And we're apparently proud of it.
But I wonder… were bloggers too embarrassed to say anything more selfish? Perhaps the contest would have had more than the 9 entries below if bloggers were more willing to admit that it's less about you and more about them.
You or Me?
A few months ago I attended WordCamp Israel. The keynote speaker was celebrity blogger Lorelle VanFossen, a terrific choice and we were lucky to have her.
One of the first questions Lorelle asked the 200-strong audience was “who are you blogging for?” Her answer- “yourself, first and foremost.” What did she mean?
To quote my Hebrew-autographed copy of Lorelle's terrific book Blogging Tips: “your blog is your resume”. When you put your name on a public document, you're telling the world about yourself. In the case of a blog, you're also saying what you're capable of. You're marketing yourself. You're branding yourself.
Here are my votes for the bloggers who branded themselves best during this contest.
- Blog your way into history by Aaron Stroud
- Wanna know my best blogging achievement? by Paul Lamach
- Learning, my best achievement in blogging by Tclian
- My greatest achievements by Yeepage
- The Crux Of JobMob by Jacob
- LGR Webmaster Blog Best Blogging Achievement by LGR