Bad Advice … or Just Advice that Doesn’t Pertain to Me?
Those of you who have read of me through my blog might see that I’ve been trying not to get too personal in my blog posts. Industry news and a little opinion has been what I’ve covered thus far. I suppose this is partly because of advice I have taken from a well-known SEO who ironically wrote an interesting blog post a mere three days ago on bad advice that sounds good. I take advice from such individuals with more than just a grain of salt because those are the very individuals who are defining my perspective on SEO, of which I have recently shown great interest.
Note that I said “recently.” That’s because a few months ago, I didn’t even know such a thing existed. I was a huge participant in social media, but SEO was a virtual unknown to me.
I remember approaching Aaron about my blog initially, asking him what I should write about. He mentioned that I should really hone down to a main idea. This is good advice if I amassed all of the information on SEO as he has, but like I said, I’m a newcomer to this scene and this blog was originally an attempt for me to discover this world. My “main idea” is too broad if I am going to write what I’m passionate about.
My being is not just SEO, social media, and technology. Some of my favorite blogs are more personal in scope. I like that.
Some people can define their successes by their knowledge, and these individuals are walking encyclopedias of sorts. Aaron’s blog is very successful because it is not about one aspect of SEO but features different angles of it. I might be inclined to liken it to a mainly “SEO gallery” consisting of hundreds of “SEO paintings.” (Too far a stretch there?)
I suppose not everybody can wing it that way, really. As much as I think I can, it’s rather challenging. The advice was good and sound, though impractical for my purposes. Perhaps that means I am not writing for my initial desired user base, though I still hope the blog is still informative.
On the other hand, maybe writing in a more personalized manner and broadening the topics I write about will bring a wider audience.
Allow this blog to be my social experiment. Will you let me know how I’m doing?