Is Writing on the Web for Everyone?

Merlin Mann provides a definition of a what makes a good blog that, for me, describes the power and potential of blogs as well.  As for what is out there in terms of blogs, there probably is the 80/20 rule in effect.  80% of the blogs are not well done and not worth reading.  Inside of the 20% of good blogs, you are likely to find some gems on topics you are interested in.  If you can’t find anything on a particular topic, that is a hint there may be an opportunity there.

Exchanging real ideas and building relationships results in long term growth, careers even.  If you want the get rich quick scheme you can be like 80% of the people out there, throwing whatever they can at the Internet, hoping something will stick.  Rather than trying a million stupid ideas, hoping one will be the next pet rock, more can be made by focusing on something you enjoy and writing about it.

Not that type of person?  Don’t have any original ideas or anything to say?  No one said it was for everyone.