The Blogging Secret I Learned from Taylor Swift

“I’m always worried that I’ll be wrong”. “What if my article has a mistake ?”. One of the most common objections to publishing a blog post is fear of public humiliation.

Take it from me. You are worried about the wrong problem. Here is how you should be thinking….

Consider This …

Does anyone pony up the dollars for a Taylor Swift concert in the hope that she will make a mistake ? Do they expect her to faint on stage ? Or sing off key ? Of course not. People go to a Taylor Switch concert to see a performer, to sing along, to be entertained and to have fun. Performers love making people happy, people love being entertained. Taylor Swift Speak Now - Pittsburgh

So, who wants to waste time reading a blog post looking for mistakes ? They came to see your performance! Instead of singing into a microphone you are putting an opinion, a viewpoint or sharing an experience onto the web. And you are making people happy (in a different way from Taylor Swift of course). What could be better ?

You have nothing to be afrad of, people want you to succeed. They want to enjoy your performance. They can’t wait to read what you have written.

So publish early, publish often.

Sure, you will make mistakes

But the best thing about blogging is that you can fix it. Web pages can be updated. If someone points out a mistake then that is awesome. First of all, people are reading your stuff. Second, they care enough about you and your content to spend time pointing out your mistake.

Most importantly, you will probably learn something too. And that’s even more valuable.

Knowledge and Solutions

If you want to learn more about my approach to Technical Blogging then you could attend my session at Interop Las Vegas – How to Be a Tech Blogger

Date: Thursday, April 03. Time: 1:00pm–2:00pm

And if you follow this link you get 40% discount to attendance. (NOT an affiliate link).

Total Access Pass: $1,979.40 (Full Price: $3,299)
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Expo Pass: FREE (Full Price: $150)

All my other sessions are listed here

Disclosure

I have never been to a Taylor Swift concert. But getting Taylor Swift into technical blog post – PRICELESS.

I’m paid for presenting at Interop. But this post was the result of a conversation with Michael Bushong – @mbushong who encouraged me to write it. Thanks.

Image Credit: Flickr-rwoan

About Greg Ferro

Greg Ferro is a Network Engineer/Architect, mostly focussed on Data Centre, Security Infrastructure, and recently Virtualization. He has over 20 years in IT, in wide range of employers working as a freelance consultant including Finance, Service Providers and Online Companies. He is CCIE#6920 and has a few ideas about the world, but not enough to really count.

He is a host on the Packet Pushers Podcast, blogger at EtherealMind.com and on Twitter @etherealmind and Google Plus

You can contact Greg via the site contact page.

  • Paul A. Leroux

    I always over edit and over analyse my blog articles. It becomes a hindrance. After the 30th edit I just give up and publish.

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