I've been working on my presentation on Corporate Blogging this week. The book discussion today regarding Digital Aboriginal really sparked both my enthusiasm and my thoughts on what my theme should be. Though I'm going to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Corporate Blogging, my expectation will be that most people there will want to blog. I don't want to talk them out of it by any means, so I'd like to spark their enthusiasm. I present The Blogging Triangle: 3 Elements of Successful Blogging.
Though the technology is the medium, as time goes by blogging platforms are becoming standardized with the underlying technology. I think the elements of a successful blog are as follows:
- Content – this is the base that your blog is built off of. Consistent, transparent, open and thoughtful discussions of topics that you wish to cover.
- Passion – I believe passion is contagious. If you aren't passionate on your blog, or in writing your material, your readers will see through you and leave… quickly.
- Momentum – a blog doesn't grow with one entry. It requires momentum to meet and exceed your readers' expectations and to attract new readers.
The flame symbol is representative of the flame that your content, passion and momentum will spark! [Update] The flame is representative of the discussion that starts with your readers through comments and trackbacks – creating a relationship with your readers and spreading your word.
More to come on this… I would love to hear your thoughts on The Blogging Triangle. Feel free to use the image and discuss with your readers as well. I look forward to your feedback!
And I did the Illustration all by myself with Illustrator! The bittbox tips are paying off!