This Monday for her blogging insight series, Dr Tanya asks our opinion on this quote;
“Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers. ” – Brian Clark
I feel that this quote does give direction to a blogger especially a new one.
New bloggers are often conflicted about the content of their posts. Some people start with an idea of a niche topic and have done research on it. They also want to earn money, have a huge following in a short time. This type of blogger will try their best to write posts which they think are perfect for their niche and hence their readers.
The other type of people who start a blog start without any fixed idea of what their blog is going to be about. They learn and grow as they go along. This type of blogger has a better idea of what their readers want to read as they have tried different types of writing to judge the taste of their followers.
In the end it boils down to not the type of content a blogger thinks is great but what their readers think is great. Anything that resonates with the followers of a blog will generate not only popularity but also increased readership. Hence the better judge of the quality of a post is the reader and not the writer.
Thank you Dr.Tanya for this prompt.