As you will have noticed I don’t often go in for link posts but every now and then people send me links that I think will be interesting or useful to you my dear readers 🙂
If you can create value for others while creating value for yourself then all the better. However if your sole motivation and what defines value for you is the creation of value for others then you might not only struggle defining your purpose and finding your way, but also have difficulty finding true and lasting value for yourself though.
You might also want to read my post on a similar topic “ Who Is Your Blog For?“.
Mark Silver has posted an excellent piece of advice encouraging us to pre-sell our products. I have dropped hints about my (loooong delayed) ebook but I am going to take his advice and give you more information once I get back from Norway. If you are thinking of releasing a new product soon, make sure you read the article
Preselling means that you are making a commitment to them, not just to yourself. Making a commitment to yourself to finish a product is about you. Making a commitment to your customer to finish something that will help them is about being in service.
Finally the Search-This team have a great post that all bloggers should read – Why Your Blog Struggles
Since there’s no Chapter 11 for blogs to file – we really can’t measure the success rate of a blog. What we can do is look at some common reasons why your blog might be struggling.
Added: Breaking news, Tony O points out that I appear (well, my content) 5 times in the “top 25 blogs about blogging“, see if you can see where 😀