Blog Like A Zebra – A Rewrite
I was reading some posts in one of my favorite blogging sites Goodblogs.com and one fellow Filipino blogger, Daniel Garcia, I hope he doesn’t mind if I call him Dan, wrote a post on How to Blog With The Passion of A Zebra. His post was REALLY funny and a lot of other goodbloggers thought so too! So I would like to share the tips and realizations I got from his post on why we should Blog Like A Zebra, I would not try to be as funny as my fellow blogger in Goodblogs because his humor was really just marvelous but I hope this post will be a source of learning for all kinds of bloggers and those who want to become one;-)
Ok, so here it goes ^_^
So why the zebra, according to Dan, the zebra is the most spirited creature he has come to know. Wikipedia informs us that the zebras “have never been truly domesticated”, so they are completely wild!!! If we observe how they run, whether with other zebras like in a stampede or by themselves, especially when being chased by a lion, they run with all their might. They just give it their all because their life depends on it!
This attitude and fervor of the zebra is very much applicable to blogging. Blogging is giving of yourself, of your mind, of your know-how and experience. Blogs have different purposes but however we view it, as a source of income or as a personal diary or what else, it is still sharing to others, through your writing, the things you know, have come to know, have learned and is learning.
So just like the zebra, let’s give it all we’ve got. Let’s share to our readers all the things we know, especially those which can benefit others. SEO has always stressed that “content is king” and this makes a lot of sense, because providing quality information to readers is just what they are looking for. Let’s dig into our creative minds with zeal and much fervor and make our blogs informative and a good source of knowledge. Let’s write with passion to bring quality posts at all times to our readers;-)
Of course, we should still keep in mind work ethics. Even if we do have freedom of speech, we should still find the appropriate words to say things in a professional way especially when what we want to talk about is a sensitive matter. “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold, in settings of silver …” according to Proverbs 25:11
But yes, it’s a fact that we have different lifestyles and living conditions, so we would not always have the drive to write. But if you’ve made blogging your business, then you need to take care of it and struggle to keep it going.
Brian Clark, the founder and CEO of Copyblogger Media, divulged 10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer. He admonishes writers to:
Write even more.
Write even more than that.
Write when you don’t want to.
Write when you do.
Write when you have something to say.
Write when you don’t.
Write every day.
And yes again that it’s not all the time we can be in high-spirits to write something pleasant or motivational or something worth emulating. But if this is the “voice” you have identified your blog with, then make it own up to its identity! The “voice of your blog” is part of your personality and your character. If you were able to start it with a pleasant tone, then continue doing so. Even if you may feel down or crappy sometimes, entreat the “happy and positive” person in you to write a quality and pleasant post. You may not realize it, but it will change your gloomy mood to a jovial one in no time.
So, Blog Like A Zebra, with all passion and might and thrust!
Even if I’ve just been blogging for two months only, I’ve learned that blogs may just be a small entity in this big world wide web but these little things or posts bloggers provide mean the world to some persons out there. At one time or another, they may find our posts and find it relevant and applicable to their own conditions and can be a cause for inspiration and motivation…^_^