The votes are in. I'm a blogger and will thrash at this keyboard, writing post after post. I will populate this blog until it kills me. My friends have all subscribed, some even hit my site if I ask them to.
Am I a Rodney Dangerfield of bloggers, or just unlucky? I'm a good writer, but my blog doesn't pull readers. In a moment of honesty, I wonder if I should ditch this blog, and migrate my content to a flashier new blog.
How often will a good writer throw in the towel because he or she lacks the skill of salesmanship. Do you think I'm wrong that this is an essential skill for a good blogger.
A horrendous boxer will stand in the center of a ring and proclaim himself "the greatest". Whether or not he's knocked senseless in the first round and that his nickname is, "Candy Canvas-back." He's successful at the point of being recognized and paid: He stood in the Center of the Ring, proclaimed the product, himself, the greatest, and at least commanded the attention of boxing fans, if only for a moment.
Boxing is not a knife fight, but I think you get the point. The fighter did "win", and yes there is a prize for second place. The fight crowd gave him its' attention, and he showed the product, himself.
Or, you might disagree. Not me, I believe that we all make one another stronger. The moment of great courage comes at the point of asking to be in the crowd. of demanding the opportunity to stand in the ring.
No one does it alone.