I had the opportunity for another guest post to be published over at Michael Hyatt‘s blog titled 3 Blogging Experiments that Might Make You a Better Writer. It was somewhat of a different type of post that he typically entertains but one that we both hoped would prove to be valuable to his community, especially since it’s a community of writers and bloggers!
As you know I’m a big fan of being experimental with your blog. In fact, I list 5 reasons why you should take on more experiments here! So it shouldn’t surprise you that I’m again challenging you to attempt one of the three experiments listed on Mike’s blog!
Let me know which one you do and feel free to share it with some of Mike’s community in the comments as well!
One Experiment to Avoid
As usual I wanted to add an additional thought to my guest post here on my blog and I want to make you aware of one experiment that you need to avoid, as best as you possibly can, and that is the experiment of being too experimental, especially when it comes to multiple blogs.
One of the biggest pitfalls of any passionate writer and blogger is that they feel like they need more than one blog to entertain all of their interests and passions – this can be one of the worst decisions they can make as it ultimately dilutes their effort, their community, and the quality of their writing as they spread themselves too thin.
I see it time and time again:
Hey John, guess what? I’m starting another blog (and this time it’ll stick)!
It is far better to experiment much on one blog then to experiment with multiple blogs. Your goal, especially if you’re trying to build a successful blog and/or successful platform, as Michael Hyatt explains, you’ll go further, faster if you focus your efforts into one main idea or passion at a time.
Dedicate yourself to one blog, grow it to a sustainable pace, and then add another as you see fit – but do so with extreme caution!