As I approach my 3rd Blogiversary, and in the wake of my latest poetic effort, “Blog Years are Like Dog Years” (soon to be my next single – provided I can find a melody writer), I was truly curious about how all of my fellow bloggers and Twitterers got “over the top” – that is,
What was the post that inspired you to not just put up a blog, but actually be an active participant and contributor to our new “Web 2.0” world?
Can you trace that inflection point to a single post?
I know I can – it was a post by my dear friend Liz Strauss:
June 14, 2006
6+1: The Ferrari Analogy for Organized Writing
This was the one line that did it for me:
“A great blog post is like a car date. We spent time together sharing your view. I follow your logic and then, if we connect, we talk about it.”
That’s when I knew that my journey was going to be more than just “blogging”. It was a way to connect, learn, and grow.
It inspired me to write a comment about my view of a good blog, using a mountain road analogy, that still rings true for me today:
“To me, a good blog is like a good Interstate Highway in the mountains – many signs and guideposts, much visual stimulation, lots of room to maneuver and not get slowed down (4 lanes instead of 2), and easy access to other crossroads and viewing points. A not-so-good blog is like a straight 2-lane dirt road that’s flat for 50 miles – bumpy, boring, no signs or guides, and God forbid you get behind a tractor.”
SO much has come from that one post – it was my inflection point.
Now, I’d very much like to hear from you – what was the post that put you “over the top”?
Go ahead and blog about it, and link back here, or put the link in a comment, or put it in a Tweet (to @starbucker).
I’ll compile everything and put it in one big blog post at the end of the year.
And hopefully, by our sharing at this giving time of year, we’ll inspire many more good folks to take the plunge and join the blogosphere.
Thanks, and Happy Holidays!