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Blog Exercises: What Do You Mean By That?

Blog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.Standing with a group of bloggers at a conference recently, someone said something and another blogger asked, “What do you mean by that?”

I don’t remember the topic, but I loved the response. This was a person who wanted to know more. They didn’t want to just assume they knew what the other was talking about. They wanted to know, they wanted to understand, and if you heard the tone in their voice, they needed to know more.

“Know more” is a treasure box for a blogger just waiting to be opened.

In this ongoing series called Blog Exercises, let’s explore the concept of that question from a blogger’s perspective.

Bloggers Want to Know More

For the past twenty years or more of blogging, I’ve found a common personality trait in those who persist over the long term in blogging. They always want to know more. It’s a psychological need. There is always more information, more data, more statistics, more people to talk to, more to learn about a subject. They are never happy with surface information. They want more. They need more.

I’ve found that those that lean into the “more” in their blogging not only persist longer, but they are often blogging their passion. Anyone can talk about anything for a while, but to talk about it daily for five or more years, you have to have a passion for the subject matter.

Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.Your blog exercise today is to discover what’s in your treasure box that makes you want to know more.

What do you never find boring? What topics do you enjoy discussing, sharing, investigating? Think big and small.

We all have tiny passions, hobbies, special interests, things that keep us interested for a while. But what persists? What turns your head when mentioned in a crowd? What gets you excited a little more than usual, eager to talk about?

Ask yourself what you could talk about every day for five years and not get tired of talking about. What would that be?

Then ask yourself, “What do you mean by that?”

See where the answer leads.

You can find more Blog Exercises on . This is an ongoing challenge to help you flex your blogging muscles. You may join us at any time, but I recommend you take a moment to visit past blog exercises to help invigorate your site.


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