Many things, but what catches my attention most at the moment is Doug Green‘s pithy “Find out what people want – give it to them.”
I don’t have concrete plans with things like my blogs- I do wish I were more focused and astute about how I construct them and construct my writing for that matter. I change the templates to meet a need or to be more aesthetic.. I join, and neglect in turn, many different internet “communities”. But I think more than ever I am trying to step into your shoes, as a reader. Always doing that to some extent, but now trying to be more objective about finding out what makes you tick and what best meets your needs.
Since I resurrected my garden website two years ago, that one returns to the more “information” oriented writing. A blog is more for opinion and conversation nowadays, so my intent is to create more essays here and less of the nuts and bolts posts that will be on the website, Ilona’s Garden. A division of labor, so to speak.
Also, the hope is still burning for some guest blogging for the same reason I like fusion cuisine: there is excitement in the mix of different flavors of view and the essential persona.
I keep trying to improve with the photos, and so admire a stylist and photographer like Tyra. I wish I could find my own expression of that, but until then I love seeing whatever she highlights next.
What do you like? what makes a blogs good for you?