Non-Bloggers DO Have Something to Teach us About Blogging

by Jonathan · 19 comments

Jonathan is a blogger and Internet entrepreneur. The tips he is sharing above are based on what he has experienced from his site which focuses on health, fitness, and weight loss. At WeightLossTriumph he reviews successful weight loss programs, and offers a Medifast coupon code. For a promotion for Nutrisystem click here. Medifast and Nutrisystem are two medically studied diet plans that over the past 3 decades have helped millions of people improve their health and live a better life.

One of the big flaws that kind of gets to us as bloggers is that we start to only take in the tips that people feed out to us from other bloggers, as though bloggers are the only people who can give valuable tips about blogging.

But where do ‘they’ get their tips from? Obviously they have to come from the general world.

It is in fact this general world filled with all those non-bloggers that can actually teach us more about blogging than what most online bloggers can actually do. There are some certain life styles that working in not only full-time blogging or part-time blogging can really take us away from.

Here’s what non-bloggers can teach us about blogging:


There is always a process of education then application

College and university are hopefully something that everyone is striving for. Even professional, full-time bloggers can also fall into the trap of assuming that this process doesn’t really apply. Education always happens before application does! Just because you’ve got the biggest numbers and the highest Alexa rank doesn’t mean that you automatically know more than everyone else. Everyone always has something to share and you always have something to learn from them!

People don’t often part with their money

Ever seen those people who go around doing those small little things like washing your car window or cleaning the front of your house and then demanding money from it. It’s often a fair bit easier for people to go and grab money off you in the physical world but in the online world it’s much different.

People don’t part with their money as quickly as what they do online. There is also a fair bit of shopping around and comparing done before any sale. For example, buying a wordpress theme now involves seeing all the reviews and tips from the other people who might be using it. Buying  an online commercial weight loss program (like weight watchers, Medifast, Nutrisystem, etc) at a discount involves visiting a diet blog featuring coupons for diet plans. Things are certainly more complicated these days.

Stereotypes are always around us

Even though today people say that class systems and all have just been about destroyed in this modern 21st century, people still always manage to make judgments about people. Someone doing a specific job will have other people cringing at them because of where they work.

The same actually applies for blogging – although it looks like it doesn’t. Do something a certain way or if it’s a bit dubious and other bloggers will whine and complain in all sorts of ways. This is a hard one to detect as most bloggers don’t actually share their opinion of others bloggers in fear of having their own reputations destroyed.

Conclusion

As long as you look closely, there are actually many things that non bloggers can have about blogging and can teach us about it; experiences that most people don’t often have, jobs that professional bloggers don’t have to go to – all of this we can use, to learn new things about blogging, just take a look and there are most chances you will find.

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Dianne May 23, 2011 at 9:30 am

We are all non-bloggers before blogs got invented. “Just because you’ve got the biggest numbers and the highest Alexa rank doesn’t mean that you automatically know more than everyone else.” This is the best phrase from the article for me. Some bloggers speak as if they are the king of blogs and that everything they say should be followed. Come on there are a lot of people in the world and you can’t say that you’re the smartest.

Alvin Y.@Perfect Gift Ideas May 23, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I do believe others know a lot than me but what I don’t believe is that they know everything and opted to be followed. We have companions to share our life with. We can teach them and in return learn from them. No man is an island, we need others to survive in this world. Thanks for the informative article.

Jeevanjacobjohn May 24, 2011 at 4:55 am

Hey Jonathan,

First off, thank you for the great read. I agree with you. Non bloggers can teach us a lot about blogging. Along with all the things that you said, I think, Non-bloggers can also help us in a different way: to think of ideas. Since they are nott limited by the blogging laws – in thinking – they can think in a different way; rather than in the normal way that we all think. Anyways, thank you for the post,

Jeevan Jacob John

tonyknuckles @ 113tidbits May 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I’m really curious as to find out where I stand as a novice blogger. What are the prerequisites for gaining further titles when it comes to blogging?

Is success measured in whether a web property is merely successful as a monetizing vehicle for the contributors?

Ray@dolphin tutorials May 29, 2011 at 7:36 am

I sometimes ask people for their opinion about layout and design, if they can find things easy or if it is confusing for them. Not all visitors are bloggers and are familiar with the basic navigation structure. Sometimes they wind up on a page via search engine and it is nice if they can also find other topics easy. If not they don’t stick around very long.

Cheolsu June 6, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Interesting topic. Feedback from non bloggers (Majority of the visitors) can help the bloggers to improve their blog and make it relevant/useful to the target audience.

Azam@Kay Jewelers July 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

I would say Jonathan has touched upon a very important topic.

However, I think before making any declaration on whether bloggers can (or can’t) learn from the non-bloggers, we need to draw a clear line between the two.

I consider non-bloggers “the people who don’t blog” rather than “the people who don’t blog as their profession”. If that definition gets accepted the whole context will change.

Dave Ventura February 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Response from our blogs simply means people get interested and have some time reading your post, normally they leave a comment if they like your post (hope not for spamming session), or they wanted to know more so they ask a question. With that simple approach you can now derive the idea of having a new topic to write on. Comments are lifeblood of a certain blog and shows it really exists.

Allen March 16, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Getting visitors to interact is usually the hardest part. Increasing traffic is easy, but how can you be sure people are interested in the topic at hand?

Attracting interesting comments also adds value to the page as Google will see it as an updating page so will try to re-crawl and re-index it.

Another thing which is also understated is the language used on blogs. Google is unlikely to send a user with legal training to a badly written article with terrible language!

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