One of my favorite bloggers to read is Valeria Maltoni.  Some great insight into a variety of topics.  Tripped across one of her posts over on Blog Herald.  Here are her five things a blogger can do to generate respect.

  • Make innovation part of your creative habit; put aside some time every day for “what if” thinking.
  • Reward the hard questions. When a reader challenges your
    thinking, take that as an opportunity to address their questions, make
    sure they know they’re heard. You get respect when you give it.
  • Work on the quality of your writing constantly. Practice,
    practice, and then practice some more. It’s also a good idea to read a
    lot. Read the classics; read good writing.
  • Think design as container of experience. How can you have a visual impact? How can you communicate your value through design?
  • Be transparent and trustworthy. Conduct a personal audit regularly to keep yourself honest.

A very challenging list.  I know I’ve got a book or two in me.  I’ve already bought the domain names.  How to execute?  I think these two posts are probably at the root.

Check ’em out.  What do you think?

5 Things You Can Do to Get Writing Respect
  • Hello Mark:
    Thank you for your kind words and for sharing my challenging lists with your readers 😉