It is important to me to know why I do what I do. I do not move through the life all willy-nilly. I have to have a purpose and I must understand-to the best of my ability-what that purpose is and how I can best advance it.
So for me to be the best blogger I can be I set myself goals and a mission-seek to add value to the lives of others. I use this mission statement to guide my online movements. When I am considering a new segment I ask myself the question “does this segment add value to the lives of my readers?” If it does I move forward, but if it doesn’t I rethink my actions.
I know why I blog. I understand my mission. And I think it is important for bloggers to know why it is they blog when they could easily be doing other things. Not all bloggers have such a formal approach to blogging and that is okay. It is simply the way I conduct myself and it helps me. But even if you don’t have a formal mission statement I think it would benefit all bloggers to at least ponder their reason for blogging.