With a mandate to post weekly to FTM, I find myself thrust upon stage, spotlights blinding me, microphone in hand, with a silent audience (with a cough or whisper floating through the blinding lights). What do I say? Will people care or, worse yet, vocally disagree? How can I survive this ordeal?
Sound familiar (please say yes)? Apparently others think so, too. When I Googled “blogging for dummies”, I got 715,000 results. Link #1 was for the Brad Hill (those yellow covers) book on Amazon.com, which seems to be slightly popular:
Here’s the interesting thing (for me, at least) – a similar Google for “public speaking for dummies” only returned 143,000 results. Public speaking is often touted as the single thing people fear most, even above death. Yet there are five times as many people interested in blogging as public speaking.
Is this because people have no idea how to blog, but are very interested in doing so? Or are many finding themselves on stage, staring an a full house, feeling the sweat run down their backs, desperate for some help?
What do you think?
By the way, if you are looking for blogging tips, check out these links:
Writing a Good Blog – For Dummies
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Blogs (has good continue-on links)