pencilThe other day I was pondering with the pencil in my hand. What can we bloggers learn from a pencil? Here are a few things we can learn from the humble pencil.

1. The lead inside matters more than the wood outside.

You might have the best of designs on your blog, but if you have crappy content rehashed from elsewhere, or post infrequently and post without a purpose or a meaning. Visitors can start with a “Awww…” with your terrific blog design and end it with a “….Sheit!!!” seeing your content. :)

2. Pencil can leave a mark.

The pencil can leave a mark anywhere you want it to. We should aim to leave a mark on our readers mind. Our content should be compelling enough to invoke questions on your visitors.Your posts must leave a mark on the visitors if you want them to return.

3. It has a eraser attached to it.

Everyone makes mistakes, not many have the thing in them to clean the mess they create. If you made a mistake, own it up, rectify it and learn your lesson than sit and sulk.

4. It needs a sharpener to write smooth.

This sharpener is the experience you gain as your blog grows from infancy to maturity. It refines your skills, making it smooth and easy on the paper. The writing by a well sharpened blog is smooth, sharp and a delight to read.

5. And Finally it needs a hand to hold it.

No pencil can ever be used without a hand. In a blog, it is impossible to keep blogging if there is no one to read your blog! We all need a hand to hold us and help us do our thing. Audience are the most important part of a blog.

Share your thoughts in the comments below! Looking forward to what you have to say about my tryst with the pencil and what you think about blogging. :)

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