Why is Reader Engagement my new goal? The last year I have experimented with blogging and I analyzed the results.
What I did: I published on a number of mediums. I sought out mentors to learn best practices from. I wrote about a variety of topics. I analyzed the results. I took a deep dive into topics, trends, and visual aids. I evaluated what short comings could be holding me back (there are several).
By no means am I an expert blogger, I’m still “green” at curating content. But I like to think I am wise enough to learn from experience and data. Based on my first year of experience, I recently shifted focus…in addition to publishing valuable content and telling a story with emotional value that resonates with the readers…my first and PRIMARY GOAL is now reader engagement.
Goal: Each post stimulates reader engagement, encourages interaction, collects data, and provides a platform for meaningful discussion to continue.
Objectives: I want to ….
- know how other people feel about similar topics
- hear your solutions to common problems many readers face
- understand conflicting view points
- help address the issues that matter most to my readers
- learn from my readers
- share in your experience and show you are not alone
- inspire/motivate/educate/support my readers
Why is my goal reader (user) engagement?: One of the single best business practices I learned studying innovation and entrepreneurship is to emerge yourself in the user experience. Talk with users, put your product in the hands of users, gather/analyze data, listen and respond to feedback with desirable and engaging content.
“As user feedback should drive product development, reader engagement should drive content development.”
Purpose: Helping others to be the best version of themselves is something I am passionate about. In life, we all face a diverse range of challenges and struggles. Having faced, navigated, and overcome adversity in a variety of scenarios, my stories of challenge & struggle are tied to actions that helped me successfully overcome many of life’s hurdles. I hope they help you too!
CALL TO ACTION…Engage with me by responding to one of the questions below
- Is reader engagement an outcome worth pursuing? Why or why not.
- Do you have a better idea? If yes, please share. (I am a student first, teacher second)
- What topic do you wish to read more about?
- Please share a specific challenge you are facing?
Topics: Parenting, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Sales Leadership, Career Development and Planning, Career Transitions, Technology, Telecom, Cloud, Data Center
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