Recently, I got accepted to become a contributor on http://www.blogcritics.org, the sinister cabal of superior bloggers. After Eric Olsen, the owner of the blog contacted me, I was instructed to make my first post within 24 hours, or to let him know if I needed an extension. I also had an option to use a post from my previous blogs as my first post. In the process of brain storming for what to write, something happened. I looked at all my posts from all previous blogs and I tried to search for something that would be an enthralling first post. Tthe regard I have for my writing has been more unstable than the PCHN, but today, its like the power just went out. Writing for blogcritics.org seemed like a great idea at first, but now, I am plagued by the following thoughts:
1. How do I write something for an entirely new audience, something unique and interesting? Something that they can relate to and get something out of?
2. How do I compensate my minimal understanding of western culture, save for what jumps off the mass media, to write out a personal opinion or take on events that will be objective and enlightened in approach?
It is much easier when writing up my personal blogs, this is because the traffic is somewhat directed. Most of my traffic is from related blog sites or personal referrals, so that pretty much guarantees that the greater percentage of people who come to my blog are already interested in what I might have to say.
All I can say is that it is a challenge. I am not getting anything financially from writing there, not even fame since the site has over 2 thousand ACTIVE contributors, however, it is an opportunity to take a leap out of a field I am entirely comfortable in. God knows I have thought of calling the whole thing off at least four times already, giving excuses that actually sound reasonable, but I wont. Challenge is good, and they are for human beings who have GOT to win, just like me!