People ask me a lot what it takes to be a blogger (fancy people say writer). They want to know what the rules are to write great posts. I have a four word answer:
Be authentic and consistent. Other than that, there aren’t any rules.
- Write what you want.
- If you mispell a word — unless it is a post about spelling, who gives a crap
- If you can paint a picture telling a story from your life, childhood, therapy session or conversation with the customer service rep at Publix – go for it.
- If you hate mushy therapy talk and are more data driven — write a 700 word post with algorithms only. If that is your jam, go for it.
Read the rest over at Dawn Burke’s blog (an FOT contributor blog).
Dawn Burke, founder/advisor for Dawn Burke HR, is an HR leader, speaker and writer specializing in new HR practices, engagement and workplace culture. Her HR/leadership career has spanned the last 20 years, most recently serving as VP of People for Birmingham, AL’s award-winning technology company, Daxko (And yes, Kris Dunn and Dawn are making Bham the HR capital of the world! Who knew?). You can also check her out at DawnHBurke.com and a variety of other interesting places. Google her, it’ll keep you posted on what she is up to.