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This post is based on episode 252 of the ProBlogger podcast.
Thomas Edison. Inventor of the light bulb, the phonograph and the motion picture camera. But not the blog.
That being said, a lot of Edison’s ideas on inventing can also apply to blogging. And so here are 11 quotes of his, and how they can help you become a better blogger.
1. Start with a need
“I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others… I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”
When you’re building your blog, think about the problems it will solve, the people it will serve, and the changes it will bring. Most successful blogs I’ve come across succeed when they meet a need, solve a problem, or enhance someone’s life.
Depending on what you’re writing about, your blog could:
give them information they don’t haveentertain people when they’re feeling boredgive people a sense of community when they feel alonegives them information that teaches them something.
Many successful blogs started with the blogger facing a problem, and then talking about what they’re doing to try and solve it. That’s certainly how ProBlogger came to be. My problem was figuring out how to build a profitable blog, and I used the blog to talk about what I was trying to solve that problem.
Digital Photography School started a little differently. It came about not to solve my problems, but rather to solve problems other people were having. I began answering their questions and helping them out.
And I like to think that by doing so I changed their lives, even if only a little bit.
2. Work smart
“Being busy does not always mean real work.
By: Darren Rowse
Title: 11 Things You Can Learn about Blogging from Thomas Edison
Sourced From: problogger.com/learn-about-blogging/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2021 11:00:00 +0000
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