It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.
“The only truly universal writing advice is ‘If it works, it works.’”Author and blogger Audrey Driscoll
You can’t argue with the statement, “If it works, it works.” Duh. And if it doesn’t work, unplug it, wait 30 seconds, plug it back in, and see if it works, then. If not, call your local Maytag repairman.
But what about in the context of writing or blogging? Well, let’s start by asking “works for who?” The writer? The reader? Have you ever written a post and thought to yourself that you’ve just created something really special and once you publish it, people are going to read it, like it, and comment on it like nothing else you’ve ever written? Wow, you think, this really worked. This post is going to go viral, for sure.
Then nada. It bombed. Few views, fewer likes, and even fewer comments. It may have worked for you, but it obviously didn’t work for your readers. And isn’t writing something that works for your readers what blogging is all about?
Except for those of you who claim that you write only for yourself and you don’t really care about whether or not it works for your readers. In that case, all I can say to you, if that works for you, it works…but only for you.