While weâ€™re on the hot subject of John Chow (pretty soon this name just might be a buzzword), letâ€™s take a look at his post on â€œ10 Ways To Turn Your Website Into A Flop.â€ I assume that you would not want this to happen so I kind of put a positive spin into it. Please note, I am just taking some of points that I agree with. So here are the “mistakes” that you should avoid when it comes to your blog.
Donâ€™t work on something that you are not passionate about.
Passion is everything â€“ or is it, really? Maybe not everything, but it does play a major role in your writing success. You can always write about something that you do not really care about but in the long run, it is the passion that will keep you going. Indeed, as John Chow (or Alan Johnson, his guest blogger for this post) put it: â€œBut do you actually think that you will be able to tap your true potential if you donâ€™t even like what youâ€™re doing?â€ I donâ€™t think so.
Donâ€™t expect results overnight.
I couldnâ€™t agree more with this. I remember a project I was working on a couple of years ago. The concept was really good and unique. I wonâ€™t go into the details but it was something about travel warnings (not tips and sights to see and all that stuff). The project manager had something potentially successful in his hands. The problem was that he wanted to make it big as soon as the web site was launched. As a result, he suffered disappointment within several months. It takes work and patience, that much I know.
(to be continued)
Originally posted on February 18, 2008 @ 10:46 am