These days I am trying to answer a question on Quora.com daily. Today, I came across a question on blogging & I was really surprised by the answer I wrote. It was so inline with the answer itself (1. the answer was an action learning activity in itself and 2. I wrote it as if I was recording it and no one is ever going to read it); thence, I had to bring it on the blog.
Quora Question: How does blogging work, and how influential can it be?
My take on the question:
There are 2
perspectives to everything - internal and external. For me, blogging is a way
to maintain my 'Internal Locus of Control'. So, that's the context of my answer
to your question.
For me it's a great Introspection Tool, it's an
Action Learning Activity in itself. How > when you are to write, you are
forced to recall the entire event, person, characteristics, circumstance,
product or subject about which you'll be blogging. So, you actually get to look
at the whole thing again, with patience and get to ask Questions to yourself.
Silently when you ask questions to yourself, you tend to 'Coach' yourself;
which is a significant potential every human being has, but since we don't get
to practice it often, we fail to utilize this potential well.
Blogging can be a beautiful companion (as good as
Books are) if you can ask great questions and are authentic towards answering
The ideal way to blog is > to record things
& as you write you should eliminate the feeling that someone-someday will
be reading it. When you achieve this 'state', you'll then write what you feel
& think, you'll be surprised by the real-you!! Unlike, on a social site,
wherein you write what people want to read and perceive about you, which
generally is the fake/another side of yours, which for me is a Fraud.
I really am not a good sales person, so I am not
sure how you can use it to influence others; but yes! Your ideas, concepts
& rituals can reach out to many out there - and benefit them. And you can
always create a Virtual Organization of Great Consequences.