Communication is an evolutionary process. It began as grunts, groans, and pictures drawn in caves, but has evolved into what we see today. Plastered on billboards, on our phones, on television, in print, everywhere our senses are, there is some form of communication. Blogging, is a form of communication as well. Regardless of the medium, communication must be meaningful for the receiver.
I have recently been reading different blogs posted in a variety of different communities, and one thing has struck me. If the message is not meaningful for the reader, it will not be read.
Like any form of communication, there is a sender and a receiver. The sender, must anticipate what their receivers are wanting to see and hear. However, the sender does not always know and understand their audience. They assume that the audience is listening, until their perception of their audience goes silent. When do they go silent? When all they hear is blah, blah, blah.
Why do people blog? For some it is an agenda they are attempting to further; or a product they are talking up; or a service they are selling. There are a myriad of excellent writers in the blog world, and I know I have only read a handful of their work. Their work inspires my to continue writing with passion and conviction. I enjoy reading about personal experiences that writers blog about. I enjoy reading about how people have turned adversity into success, and now are able to provide better for themselves and their families.
For me, blogging is more therapeutic. It allows me an opportunity to get thoughts out of my head and clears my mind when I have a busy schedule. It is good to know that every now and then, there are tidbits of advice, or information that a reader of my blog can glean. My intent is not to preach, but rather do a defrag of my mind (to put into more technical terms).
Take the time this week to read some one’s blog and provide feedback on what they are writing about. There will be blogs that you will read that are inspirational, and there will be others that you as the receiver of communication will hear…blah, blah, blah.
Have a great start to the week, and as always, if you have comments, please post them. I will respond and I do appreciate you taking the time to read my ramblings.