Why and How You Should Take Chances With Your Blog

Why and How You Should Take Chances With Your Blog - http://www.bloggingbookshelf.com Avatar Posted by TristanH under Social Media
From http://www.bloggingbookshelf.com 3406 days ago
Made Hot by: steeldawn on April 11, 2011 6:56 pm
There have been a few blog posts here on Blogging Bookshelf that I’ve been a little nervous about publishing. That nervousness usually stems from me not knowing how my readers are going to react to what I’ve posted. The funny thing is that those posts are the ones that end up getting me the most traffic.

So the questions is… Are you willing to take a chance with YOUR blog? Should you?





Comments


Written by q4sales
3396 days ago

I haven't seen the other post or video, but I give you credit Tristan for trying to handle harsh comments in a positive way. I will try to find that post to understand the situation better, but even if you made a mistake in including Hitler it appears you've not meant any ill will. And you've made a fair outreach to get people to write you directly. There are a lot of bullies and hotheads out there and its tough to ignore them or treat them kindly when they come at you. Hats off for being a reasonable person. And not escalating a negative situation.



Written by HotelMktgROI
3405 days ago

Hey Tristan,

Always enjoy your posts and really enjoy your risk taking philosophy! Keep up the good work.



Written by crom84
3406 days ago

Controversy can definitely draw visitors. I saw a blog post the other day entitled "How You Suck" ... lol, I actually thought it was a good article. The headline sure grabbed people's attention.



Written by yoni67
3406 days ago

Tristan,

Good introspective post.

First of all, if I had a dime for every dumb thing I did in my life, I would be rich and not need to work anymore. We are humans and make mistakes.

Secondly, yes, things did get very heated and I did lose my bearings a bit in my comments. I was pissed! So did others.

Thirdly, I am not above being controversial in my writing. Pushing buttons and pushing the envelope can be a good thing. It fosters dialogue and gets conversation going.

Fourth. I don't begrudge you for your post (not anymore...I'm over it). I don't think you are a bad person. I just think you made a REALLY bad choice. 66 years after the death of Hitler, it's still an open wound. Not just for Jews. For 21 million Russians, and millions of Americans, Brits, French, POWs, etc... I think the best litmus-test for a post is whether or not it opens wounds and has the ability to cause pain. Hitler definitely would fail that litmus-test.

This was a good post. Introspection and soul-searching are a good thing.

You are a heck of a writer and I will continue to read.

Yoni



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