It’s time to ‘get something off your chest’ about blogging.
I listen to a sports radio station here in Melbourne and every Wednesday morning while I’m dropping my son off to his Grandma’s house for the day a segment comes on called ‘get something off your chest’. In the segment listeners are asked to call in to share something that they’re frustrated about, something that they dislike etc. They get about 30 seconds each to say their piece.
It’s a great segment for a number of reasons.
- Firstly it’s fun to listen to people rant.
- Secondly it causes some interesting debate.
- Thirdly it leads to solutions to problems (quite often questions are asked, confusion is clarified or problems are solved).
Every time I hear this segment I wonder how it would go to do it here at ProBlogger on the topic of Blogging.
So lets give it a go.
Here are the ‘rules':
- Tell us something that you’ve been wanting to get off your chest about blogging.
- It could be a frustration, a problem you have, a concern you’ve been keeping to yourself – really anything that you want – just try to keep it to the theme of blogging.
- Attempt to keep it to 150 words of so maximum (I’m not going to police this – but it’d help us all to digest everyone’s comments if they were shorter than longer).
- No personal attacks please – while I don’t mind if you critique things or even others – try to keep things civil and don’t get too personal in bringing others down.
Hopefully this won’t be too negative (crossing my fingers) but can actually be a constructive experience and lead to us learning something about the medium of blogging.
PS: in a sense this is similar to my previous What’s Wrong with Blogging? posts from last year and the year before which led to some interesting discussions.