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 Matt Wolfe. I Googled that name to figure out who the hell Matt Wolfe is because sometimes knowing something about who made the quote helps put it into context. But each time I Googled “Matt Wolfe,” Google kept sending me “Matt Wolff,” a professional golfer. Oh well. Anyway, here’s the quote from Matt Wolfe, whoever he is.
“There’s a lot of information out there for free, so you’ve got to figure out what makes your information different.”
Maybe I’m too literal and maybe my interpretation of this quote is totally off-base, but it seems to me that Matt Wolfe is talking about how to monetize or make money off of whatever “information” one possesses and offers.
In that context, this quote has no relevance to me, since I’m not trying to sell anything, monetize, or make money from my blog. It’s just something I do to keep the mind of this old retiree from devolving into mush.
That said, I think all of us bloggers do what we can to make our blogs at least somewhat unique because each of us is unique in our own way and our blog represents to the rest of the world — or at least to the blogging community — who we are.