I hope I have clearly expressed this thought about blogging. It took me a little while to realize this, but I am truly NOT impressed with blogs. I’m not really happy with my own blog (created for Elusive Treasures) and often think about killing it… It is said, a blog should be used to voice your opinions, professional experience, or topic of interest. Do you believe everything you read?
Blogs are like “armchair worriers.” Ok, maybe not all blogs. My point is this…
People write blogs on various subjects in order to continue providing readers with ‘quality’ information. Some resources even say, ‘when writing a blog, study or bone up on the subject you are writing about. Then, write your blog.’
Do you think it is wise to read a blog, then take action, based on the blog you have read? Are there really any blogs with true knowledge (besides those of the experts in the field)? After all, you can’t be sure of the true knowledge about the subject from the person writing.
Many of us have attended college and learned the skills of proper research and writing. Yet many college students fail or achieve low grades in this area. Yet they pass the class. And later write blogs (maybe while still attending classes).
In today’s world of technical operations and deep subjects, I doubt the average blog writer truly has the experience in the subject being blogged, that a professional in the field would hold. There are subtle nuances missed or completely unexplored by bloggers who have ‘researched’ a topic.
If I wanted to know about how a fuel injection system works, should I read a blog from a car enthusiast or should I find a mechanic’s site that has real life experience. Maybe it would be even better if I read from a fuel injection system maker’s site. Why would you spend time reading a ‘research paper’ when you could be reading the person’s blog who lives it on an everyday basis.
So is the average blog really that useful?
Vincent Wilcox (a.k.a. KRAKR)
My band: Letters Make Words