In my last post [Frustration! - A Bloggers Block] I expressed my frustration and that made me think. I realised that my passion is communication but I also made another discovery:
Me being frustrated was much more interesting to read about!
That post was the most popular post for weeks. That makes you wonder, doesn’t it? For the past 24 hours I have been thinking what I had to say that was so interesting?
I think there are two main reasons that my post was interesting: It was authentic and I asked questions.
The questions I asked were out of frustration, but people can relate to these questions and that’s what makes them interesting.
Maybe I should be more like Carrie Bradshaw?
My girlfriend and I don’t have cable, we don’t watch much television, but we do like to watch an episode of some trivial TV series on DVD now and then.
The TV-series that my girlfriend watches at the moment is Sex and The City with four female New Yorkers gossip about their sex-lives.
Although that TV-series is superficial non-committal entertainment I learned something from watching a couple of episodes.
The main character of the series, Carrie Bradshaw, is a columnist and every episode is about one of her columns. The series was made about 15 years ago when blogging was not a common concept yet.
If the producers were to make Sex and The City today I think Carrie Bradshaw would be a famous blogger instead of a columnist at a newspaper.
I noticed that Carrie doesn’t pretend to be an expert on her topic and her niche is quite common. She observes people around her and chats with people. She is networking and questioning her observations.
Carrie wonders why people act as they do; she compares people and situations; she philosophises over life.
Then she writes it all down. She writes her questions, observations and what she is puzzled about.
She never gives an answer to her questions; there are never any conclusions. Carrie always ends her columns with an open question. That way she does not act as an expert although people regard her as an authority on her topic.
The Internet is full of truth
Most blogs give information about the truth and how we should do things to do it right. But maybe people don’t need the truth? Maybe they need to get the opportunity to philosophise over life and discover their own truth?
Should I ask more questions and try to describe what is going on in my puzzled mind? Would that help you to a better life?