Heather Stone asked me to develop a standalone article on “readers are leaders” after dropping one thought provoking comment on the 4 deadly sins of a blogger. I was particularly trilled because it’s the first time someone has asked me to develop an article on my blog. It’s a great challenge because things like this make you up your sleeves to make the content of much value. That the request came from someone with a vast knowledge left me unbalance and most importantly elated.
Excellence is the ownership of good qualities in an unusual manner, it represent the wise choice of many alternatives. It is imperative to understand that success in any area of blogging will not be realizable with mediocrity. The antidote to mediocrity is knowledge and knowledge itself is impossible in isolation but by constantly reading of other blogs within your niche and most especially, other books outside your field that will release inspiration. Once you have a considerate authority over certain knowledge, you become a leader. People tend to look at you with great admiration because you have paid the ultimate price of engaging your brains while others maximized pleasure.
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The price for mediocrity is a pitiable hurl of despair; one cannot leave knowledge and its application to chance. A reader despite being a leader understands the intricacies of life; he understands the struggles of life and can apply wisdom from reading into any area of his life. Like I always tell folks and foes; our elders lied to us that “experience is the best teacher”. Learning by experience is the direct consequence of not reading. Reading releases you to a set of rules and instructions that will prevent you from the experience. Only a minority of people who have had negative experiences over certain issues have managed to stay focused, the majority remain a failure of epic proportion. When a person reads and learns by instructions, he learns in two weeks what others learn by experience in two years. Needless to say that instruction now is the best teacher?
Be The Best Blogger
Being the best blogger first starts with a resolve and that is to be the best.
Two roads diverge in a wood and I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the DIFFERENCE said Robert Frost. The road that leads to mediocrity is traveled by the majority but the road that leads to excellence is traveled by only a few because excellence is an island surrounded by a sea of sweat.
Being the best blogger requires you to keep researching your niche, keep understanding the dynamics of your niche and never being too rigid to adapt to changes that will bring about positive growth.
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Have you ever wondered why the most successful bloggers are not the hardest working? They are not even the best writers neither do they poses mystical powers of automatic success. Being the best blogger cannot be left to chance, good fortune or luck. All pro bloggers are what they are today because of what they read, re-read, carefully selecting what works and maintaining a healthy disrespect for what doesn’t work.
The more you read, the more knowledge you gain. You must always level yourself up to achieve excellence.
Over To You
Reading is fantastic and one must develop a good habit towards it. I always tell my friends that if I visit them, the first thing I want to see is their library; the kind of books I see in their library will automatically tell me what composes their thoughts. Your thoughts patterns the way for your reality. Basically, what you read, you assimilate, what you assimilate, you think, what you think become a thought, your thought forms your reality. Being a success or failure is a choice.
I like to hear from you, what kind of blogs, books do you read and what are your reading habits. 🙂