A few weeks ago my family visited one of Jacksonville’s many fruit markets. You can read about it here and see some of the pictures I took while there.
As I thought about today’s blog post I was at a lost for words until I begin to think about my desire to have more community engagement through this online platform.
It dawned on me that I should focus more on production- yep produce! As it relates to blogging, the long and short to site traffic is hitting the publish button right?
So the question must be what is it that I am producing? From my time roaming through the market I saw a variety of different types of fruits and veggies. I am far from being a green thumb or some one well acquainted agriculture and agribusiness. But here is what I do know. we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the nutrients and delight from these foods if someone decided not to plant the seeds. Thank God for the farmer!
One of the first things we must do is plant seeds.
As a blogger I must be willing to plant seeds. Seeds grow in dark places where people don’t often look or think little of . As bloggers we must be willing to commit to doing the things that help our blogs add value that most readership may think is not popular. Sure it’s great to admire the fruit of a great blogging community- comments, ads, traffic, significance, SEO, and other noble outcomes. But have we considered the seeds that successful bloggers have sown and the cultivation that went into “producing.”
While it’s only day three of my BlogX journey I know I will have to stay focused on what’s key: drafting and publishing daily for the next 87 days.
After we have planted seeds and produce is available…put it on display.
Another thing that I noticed while at the fruit market is the unique display of each growers diligence to put their goods on display. Every booth I entered had a display of what they wanted the visitors to buy. Yep, they put it on display to get us to purchase. No one had a product that they did not want to sell.
Likewise, no blogger should have to say don’t read my blog, because I don’t have worthy text to share. Or don’t subscribe to my RSS feed. Or please don’t bother with my email newsletter. Or please leave this ad block vacant. Nonsense. We must strive to put forth quality content whenever we click publish. Period.
Do you get the picture?