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Blogging 101: Be Inspired by the Neighbors

Blogging 101: Be Inspired by the Neighbors

by Michelle W.

Remember, comments are closed on Blogging U. assignments. If you have a question, or want to share or chat, head to The Commons.

Yesterday, you left comments. Remember how we asked you to remember where you left ’em? We hope you did, because you’ll need one of them today.

Today’s assignment: write a post that builds on one of the comments you left yesterday. Don’t forget to link to the other blog!

Why do this?

  • Your blog is shaped by your own thinking and by your interactions with others, and building on someone else’s post expands your own ideas.
  • The original post was worth commenting on, that means it struck a nerve — it’s a topic people are interested in reading about.
  • Responding and linking to other blogs adds to the fabric of the blogosphere, and actually helps other bloggers find you.

In comments, getting to the point is important and appreciated — but that doesn’t mean your train of thought ends when the comment does.

If you were really engaged in the posts you read yesterday, you probably have more thoughts than what you put in the comments. Choose the one you found most intriguing and expand on the discussion or offer a different perspective than what was shared in the original by publishing your own. Letting yourself be inspired by other bloggers and comments is an ideal way to explore your own thinking, nurture the conversation and community, and draw like-minded readers to your blog.

Not sure where to start? A few ideas:

  • Did you have questions about what you read in the original post? Search for more resources or other blogs and share your findings.
  • Did you mention a personal connection to what was written? Tell that story, using the original discussion as a starting point for yours.
  • Did you disagree with the post? The blogosphere is a place for lively debate: contribute to the discussion with your own points. It bears repeating: disagree respectfully.
  • Did you continue mulling over the post after you’d left your comment, but found your thoughts veering in another direction? Explore where they’ve gone and how they got there.

Do Something Great for Someone Else Today!!!

Today, the sun is shining, the clouds are gleaming in the most amazing color of white I have ever seen. Today will truly be an amazing day, if we only just believe. I would like to share with you a Law of the Universe that is extremely important, and this is the Law of Divine Oneness.

The Law of Divine Oneness
Everything is connected to everything else. What we think, say, do and believe will have a corresponding effect on others and the world around us. When we bless others we are blessing ourselves and when we hurt others, we are hurting ourselves. Let’s take time today to just share a smile with someone, its the little things that count. Help to make the world a better place to live.

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