Would you like some cheese with that whine?

Robert Scoble listed this as one of his social media tenets:

Rule #13 of Corporate Blogging Manifesto is “don’t write” if going through personal turmoil.

I feel like this rule would be something with which I would (and probably will) struggle. I have an unholy tendency to want to use my published words to vent my personal feelings in a what Bill refers to ever-so-often as “blitching.”

When the world turns against me, I suddenly feel like a more clever writer and in those moments, I know the world would enjoy my “artistic” rants. But I’ve come to the realization that that is probably not always true.

People like to read things that are cleverly written, but they also like to read things that are helpful and relate to them in some way.

So here are some HELPful tips from Bill if you also find yourself tempted to take a bite from the Apple of “blitching” (For those using a Mac, like me, the capital A is warranted!) :

– “Blog with the idea of making the world a better place.”

-“If you have a legit complaint, first take it up with the person or company.”

– “If you blog about it, be constructive. Offer your audience the big picture. Teach them, make them better, smarter by reading your post.”

– “Offer up observations about how, if changes were made, the world would be better and not just the fact you would be happier.”

Thanks for the great tips, Bill!

Hope this helps some of you!


2 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks for the trackback and for the reminder to avoid blitching. Blitching, by the way, is a lot like rocking in a rocking chair. It may give you something to do but you won’t get far doing it.

    Saw Robert’s tweet earlier today, wonder what it was about.


  2. Blitching is a problem and it’s interesting how many bloggers and vloggers think they can make a career out of it…after a while the schtick gets old.

    Take Lewis Black, I used to love him for his honesty and bluntness. Now, when Back in Black comes on the Daily Show, I turn the channel.

    Great points and thanks for the tips!


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