Blogging Tips- Build Your Community Around You

If you want to understand me than you need to know that Casablanca is my favorite movie and that I sometimes get choked up watching certain scenes from The Natural. Sometimes a dog is your best friend and you miss them forever. I don’t always believe in happy endings and I sometimes like to write stories about people and places that might or might not have ever been.

I am someone who likes to wander amongst the people to see what lies just beyond the bend. There are communities out there that I dip my toes into because they offer posts and connections that resonate with me. I have learned many things from blogging. Sometimes I like to share my thoughts about why your blog sucks and why blogging is overrated. I am sentimental and like reading old posts that remind me of where I once was.

Every week I bless my children.  I often write about parenting and what I think of it. I wrote about being Smarter than A Rabbi.

Some of these posts contain more truth than people realize and some virtually none. I probably won’t tell you which is which. I like blurring the lines. The world isn’t black and white.

I am a Taurus. Sometimes I am the quiet bull who likes to sit in the sun but I haven’t a problem with lowering my horns and stomping all over those who I think deserve it. I am an active participant in my own life but I live and die a thousand lives inside my head.

This post can’t possibly tell you who I am and if it did I would be sad for I want to be more complex than that. But perhaps it can provide insight and understanding. I build my community around me. You aren’t obligated to read or comment. I am sometimes surprised that people enjoy my posts but I am more surprised by those who complain about them.  Sometimes I can be adversarial and argumentative but I try not to be. I build my community around me.

I will write whether people read, complain or comment. Some will complain that I am too prolific and others will be happy because there is new material. I build my community around me.

This is one of my favorite quotes. “No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

I build my community around me and I would love for you to join it.

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  • http://www.sexandthesingledad.com Sexandthesingledad

    Dude, I am TOTALLY a part of your community! Fo shiz…

    • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

      @162924183d5d93a51d7b077346556abc:disqus Damn straight and glad to have you.

  • http://www.sexandthesingledad.com Sexandthesingledad

    Dude, I am TOTALLY a part of your community! Fo shiz…

    • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

      @162924183d5d93a51d7b077346556abc:disqus Damn straight and glad to have you.

  • http://spinsucks.com Gini Dietrich

    I LOVE the simple request! Love, love, love!!

    • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

      @ginidietrich:disqus Simple requests are much easier to fulfill especially when you are in the early stages of building a relationship.

  • http://spinsucks.com Gini Dietrich

    I LOVE the simple request! Love, love, love!!

    • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

      @ginidietrich:disqus Simple requests are much easier to fulfill especially when you are in the early stages of building a relationship.

  • http://expatdoctormom.com/ Expat Doctor Mom

    Hi! Found you via Marcus (who I found via John F). looking forward to reading your posts.

    I love that you offer the converse of what others are saying: to build your blog around your community.

    • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

      @expatdoctormom:disqus Thanks for dropping by, it is always nice to see new faces here.

      Sometimes I think that we over think this blogging “business” and lose sight of the important things and what really matters. The “rules” really aren’t much different from how people should act in the real world.

  • Anonymous

    Hi! Found you via Marcus (who I found via John F). looking forward to reading your posts.

    I love that you offer the converse of what others are saying: to build your blog around your community.

    • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

      @expatdoctormom:disqus Thanks for dropping by, it is always nice to see new faces here.

      Sometimes I think that we over think this blogging “business” and lose sight of the important things and what really matters. The “rules” really aren’t much different from how people should act in the real world.

  • Elena Sonnino

    I love this because it is just so genuine.

    • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

      I try to practice what I preach.

  • http://profiles.google.com/easonnino Elena Sonnino

    I love this because it is just so genuine.

    • http://www.thejackb.com/ The JackB

      I try to practice what I preach.