Blogging Insights — A Great Blog

For her weekly Blogging Insights prompts, Dr. Tanya provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote is from Brian Clark. I tried to Google Brian Clark, but do you know how many Brian Clarks there are in this world? Of all of the Brian Clarks, maybe this Brian Clark, whose quote Dr. Tanya has offered up, is the founder and CEO of copyblogger.com. Anyway, here’s what Brian Clark, whoever he is, had to say:

“Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.”

Brian’s quote, to me, is like saying to a chef, “Don’t focus on cooking a great meal, focus on preparing a meal that is great for your diners.” I mean, yeah, isn’t that kind of obvious.

At the end of the day, a great blog, by definition, is one that produces something that is great for its readers. That’s sort of the defining characteristic of a great blog, isn’t it?

So, Brian Clark, if you are, in fact, the founder and CEO of copyblogger.com, and if this quote is illustrative of the kind of advice a blogger might find at your site, I think I’ll take a hard pass.

8 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — A Great Blog

  1. Gary Trujillo February 21, 2022 / 6:31 am

    Aren’t they interchangeable? And why can’t it be both and not one or the other? This just seems like empty calories to me. Here’s some advice: come correct with some interesting writing and people will find you. I think I’ll drop the mic now.

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  2. Nope, Not Pam February 22, 2022 / 2:21 am

    Exit stage left rapidly?

    Liked by 1 person

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