What do you need from your blogging and your content creation?
Do you need reassurances and pats on the back?
Do you need more fans, audience members, and readers?
Do you need more clients, attention, and awareness that leads to revenues of referral, trust, and revenues?
I made the decision that I need to tell the truth: about conflict, about resolution, about reassurance, about the future, about technology, about fear, about progress, and about the future of a field I believe in.
I made the decision that the blog is an outlet for the drip-by-drip, daily opportunity, to convince, persuade, and cajole my daily readers into thinking that way that I think and believing the way that I believe.
In essence, I decided that my blogging (though not necessarily my YouTube channel or my podcast) was going to be a long-term, dedicated, committed and consistent trust building, argument building tool. Not a tool to force my “I’m right” on people who don’t want to hear my “I’m right,” but instead, it’s a tool to have arguments, work out ideas, and test myself against the market.
I recently told a participant at a conference who was interested in signing up for my blog, that “Stick with reading it. It’ll take you about six to eight months to figure out what I’m doing.”
Do you have six to eight months to build a following, convince an audience, persuade a reader, and do so without feedback, support, or much interest?
-Peace Be With You All-
Jesan Sorrells, MA
Principal Conflict Engagement Consultant
Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT)
Email HSCT: firstname.lastname@example.org