Blogging for Pearls

Communication is two way process. A good communicator assesses the proximity of listener, eye contact and signs of active listening including the asking of relevant questions. In fact being unable to pick up on these clues (to varying degrees) is one of the indicators of being on the autistic spectrum. If you then continue in the same vain over a period of time, you will be displaying another spectrum indicator, the inability (again to varying degrees) of mending your communication process. blogging for pearls copy

I have nothing against those on the spectrum, they can be the most wonderful people on the planet. However communication is a big challenge for them. If you are lucky enough not to have to overcome this hurdle then why create the online equivalent on a routine basis? My theory to explain this modern ‘poor communication’ is quite simple. It is composed of two human traits, greed and ignorance, but the greatest of these is IGNORANCE.

The BLOG is supremely placed in giving us the ability to talk and talk, then talk some more without having to think about our audience.

Google loves us because we are adding content, visitors are coming to read us because we are popular with the indexes and we are socially savvy. But are we just stroking our own egos, or, are we actually adding to the conversation within our pet area? I’ve come up with my own rules of defining whether my post is a pearl or just another piece of grit.

pearl copyYes, our blogging platforms give us a comments capability as default, but, does the occasional (in my case very occasional) one sentence comment qualify as two-way communication?

UntitledHow many people are listening? The number of visits to your blog post are a key indicator of blogging success. If lots of people are visiting then it must therefore be a good. Well, no! I can’t be alone in having read complete and utter dirge online.

pearl copyHow many people come back to listen to you again? In terms of successful communication, this has to be a good indicator of quality. If you are using Blogger as your blog platform this figure is available at the press of a button. For WordPress users you’ll need to add an Analytics Plugin.

pearl copyYou should keep and eye on what is being said about you online socially. This is becoming more and more the means by which your readers feedback their opinions of your work. If you are not following this communication medium you are missing these responses and they are part of the communication.

pearl copyAnother SEO term, ‘Backlinks.’s These you can check in your analytics tools. A backlink is when your websites address is placed within another’s site. This is a big ‘bow’ or ‘curtsy’ to you and your post.

As with all positive feedback within normal person-to-person communication take the trouble to say thank you☺