Radical Honesty: Why Do We Blog?
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For that matter, why do we write? Or speak? Or get dressed in the morning before going to work? Or get dressed at night to go off to….work.
Some would say there is only one answer to all of these questions.
If that’s the case, then how are we communicating?
I’m reading a book called Radical Honesty (Amazon Affiliate Link) by Dr. Brad Blanton. In it, the author advocates complete and utter truth, spoken at all times in all situations. No more bullshit (as the author puts it).
We could argue the efficacy of such communication. I think that finesse and tact come in handy if you are about to crush somebody’s hopes and dreams. But who asked me?
What can bloggers learn from being radically honest?
Well, to be radically honest, I’m not sure.
I just started reading the book. Maybe there will be a follow up post with more insight, but for now…Besides the obvious need for total transparency in matters of cash-flow I think we can all stand to be lot more honest.
The biggest and arguably the worst kind of lying is withholding (according to Dr. Blanton)
What are you withholding from your readers? Why?
Here is one of mine.
I really want to say to all of my readers how much I appreciate them.
I visit other blogs, I see comments (or lack of comments), I see my page-hits, and I can’t help but be overwhelmed with gratitude for those that visit my blog and take time to read, consider and comment.
For a tiny little blog somewhere on the periphery of the Blogosphere, I do amazingly well.
It may not sound “cool” to say it, but I appreciate you guys. Thank you.
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