Shaun White is an absolutely incredible snowboarder. He won his third gold in snowboarding this year at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. I love watching this guy compete. He has so many good things going for him and I believe there are at least 3 things that bloggers should learn from him.
Here they are:
1. Enjoy blogging: You can always tell that Shaun White enjoys snowboarding. You can see it when he is competing, after he is competing and even when he is not competing. He truly enjoys what he does! Bloggers need to enjoy blogging. I mean, why are you blogging if you do not thoroughly enjoy it? If blogging is a chore or a task for you, don’t do it! Find something else to do because your lack of enjoyment will show itself in your blog. Write about subjects that they are passionate about. When you do, your passion will ooze from the page/screen.
2. Work hard at blogging: Shaun White is an intense competitor. He definitely has a lot of natural ability but that doesn’t stop him from spending tons of time training and furthering his skills. Shaun is not content to stay the same; he is always pushing himself to do more. Bloggers need this same attitude. Bloggers need to work hard at developing their skills and expertise. There are many great resources out there to help you become a great blogger. Take advantage of them! Experiment with new things. Check out blogs outside of your niche.
3. Create a strong sense of community: Shaun White has a tight community even though his follow snowboarders are his competitors at times (the whole sport does for that matter). Bloggers need to work hard at building community. The people who visit your blog are exactly that PEOPLE. They aren’t just a number or a click. Spend time getting to know your readers. Also, spend time getting to know other bloggers (here are some tips to help you with that).
What point do you most identify with? How are you implementing it?