I have been thinking about what to do in 2013 with this blog for the last couple of weeks/months (and yes, I know I am a bit behind with my New Year’s resolutions). Here’s a brief history over the last five years:
- It all started as a place to jot down notes on a side project and learn WordPress
- It became a place to learn how to blog
- And then to experiment with video
- Evolved into thoughts on product management and product marketing
- Then added a podcast
It has been a great learning experience and honestly, a lot of fun. But something has been nagging at me that now is time to take it in another direction. The hard part is figuring out now what? If this was all just a side experiment, what to tackle now? Should I officially shut it down, let it fade away, or do something else?
Looking at the blogs I have been reading the most at as of late (SVBLTE, Om.co, Seth’s, Quora, cdixon to name a few ) they seem to focus more on quality than quantity. They share good advice, lessons learned, food for thought, and lots of personality.
Some writers write occasionally and put together novel worthy prose. Others focus on sharing quick, snack like content meant to prompt a thought or an ah-ha moment.
The best advice I have found on the subject was to write for yourself – “Writing is therapeutic. To teach is to learn“. That sounds like a good reason to me.