We’re on Day 7 of the 7 Days to Rediscovering Your Blogging Groove. Yes, we’re done. Aren’t we fab? 🙂
On Day 1 we wrote a list.
On Day 2 we answered a question.
On Day 3 we wrote a review.
On Day 4 we shared links.
On Day 5 we wrote a tips post.
On Day 6 we asked a question.
On Day 7 – we follow Darren Rowse’s post
Ask a question on your blog. Remember to include a link to this post in your post.
Link your post to the linky at the bottom of this page.
Read the other posts linked here, comment and share!
Here’s our story!
A very nervous young priest-in-training went on stage to deliver his sermon. When he got to the pulpit, he forgot what he was going to say.
After fumbling and mumbling he asked the congregation “Do you know what I am going to say?”
The audience replied “No”.
So he announced “I don’t wish to speak to people who don’t even know what I will be talking about” and he left.
He was berated by his superior and asked to address the congregation the following Sunday.
Having forgotten his words again, very nervously, he asked the same question.
The people didn’t want a repeat of the previous Sunday, so they responded saying, ‘Yes’.
The priest said, “Well, since you already know what I am going to say, I won’t waste any more of your time” and he left.
After another firm warning from his superior, he got ready to face the congregation on the third Sunday.
The butterflies were back again and the priest’s mind went blank. So again he asked the same question – “Do you know what I am going to say?”
Now the people were prepared and so half of them answered “Yes” while the other half replied “No”.
So the priest said “The half who know what I am going to say, tell it to the other half” and he left!
I like to think about this story in the context of our blogs. Here are few things that come to mind.
- We have an audience waiting to read our posts. Oh yes, you had better believe that. 🙂
- Sometimes we’re too nervous to be ourselves and deliver ‘our message’. We must learn to find our voice.
- At times we cheat. We just go through the motions without really connecting with our audience.
- Our ‘silent’ readers who appreciate what we write. I try to write for this silent audience, because I feel that bloggers sometimes just go through the motions of commenting without reading.
What is your story? Do share.