I recently read a blog by Tim Challies on Two Kinds of Blog, and I found it pretty helpful.
The reason why I found it helpful was because I am new to the blogosphere and I am still practicing. That’s why I am trying to write daily and read daily. I want to get better at writing and I want to get better at marketing. And sometimes the best way to get better at marketing is knowing what you’re good at and what you’re bad at.
Challies talks about two types of blogs: creation and curation. Creation is what I’ve been doing mostly, which is making new content. Curation is taking the content of others and bringing it together for a particular audience who would be interested in it. I found this distinction helpful because I realized that I probably have functioned as a curator for friends and family for a while. Though many haven’t necessarily taken up everything I’ve told them to read, or possibly none of it, I realized that I have read a lot and listened to a lot, and maybe someone might benefit from a little curation on this blog from time to time.
We will see how it works. I need to be more organized for sure, and that’s not a bad thing.