Since I started my new job, I’ve been struggling to find topics to discuss that have not already been discussed before.
I’m not the kind of guy to just re-hash what someone else has said unless I can add additional value to it. When I do that, I always start out with “First read what so and so has said about x”. There are too many of the content thieves out there, and they really provide no real value back to the community. They’re just going for self gratification in subscribers, etc. I also don’t like just blasting links as I discover them just to make a blog post, unless they are significant. Besides, if I come across a cool article these days, I just dump it on twitter. What I’m saying, is that when I post something, I want to really provide extreme value.
What I’ve realized, is that the things I do want to blog about require too much time to sit down in one setting to post, and thus I never get them done, or take the time to finish them and thus, this blog just gets extremely stale. Also, I’ve noticed a lot of blog postings recently on very very short samples, about things I figured a lot of people would know. But I’ve had to take a step back and realize that not all my followers know all the gritty details.
So…From now on, I’m going to blog about just what’s on my mind, what I learned, what I might be able to share. There may be some overlap in things that were already posted, but I’ve got to stop worrying about “It’s been said before” because I have to realize that my view/insight into the problem/solution may in fact add value not otherwise stated.