What says your heart?

What says your heart?
I want to know
What it says;
Mine says
“I love you.”
That is the content
Of my heart;
The rich content
Of my heart;
What is the content
Of your heart?
I wish to know,
What stuff fills
Your heart;
If it’s love,
Let me know
So we can celebrate,
Since that is
What I want.

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Content is not enough

If you have a blog,
If you are a blogger,
I am confident to tell you
That content is not enough;
That content is important,
No one can deny,
Or argue against;
But that is not all;
If you have the best content,
But do nothing else,
I am afraid,
That will not take you far;
You have to know
How to give value
To your content;
How to market your content;
So that it sells,
And sells well.
If you think that
Because you have great content,
You will make it big
Without doing anything else,
You are in for a big shock;
There are many other skills
That you need
To make your great content;
And deliver for you;
Like getting it to the potential consumers;
Wooing and encouraging them,
And rewarding them
When they see it
And consume it. It is important here to note that
Content is not enough;
Content is not all and all.

Content is not all

If you ask what to do to get more traffic to your site, I know many people will tell you to create good content.

If you create good content will you attract more readers?

You will, of course; but I don’t think that is all that you need.

Good content alone is not enough to draw the number of readers that I know you would like for your site.

Good content alone will not make your site stand out.

Do not depend on good content alone although it is important.

There are many other factors.

You also need to know how to make yourself visible to others. The best article will end in your shop if nobody knows its there.

Write good content, but make it visible. Display your product. Take it to market.

You need to know how to use social media to put your content in many markets to get it to more people.

Another thing is to give to others what you want them to give to you. This is very important. Nobody will care about you if you don’t care about them.

Follow other bloggers, read, like and comment on their content. They will return the gesture. This is what makes blogging such hard work.

You can see from this brief presentation that it takes more than good content to win readers to your site. Though content is very important, if you depend only on producing good content and neglect the other aspects, you will end up frustrated.

Any comment?

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Look beyond the container

How is the container?
Shiny?
Attractive?
Ordinary?
Dull?
Or repulsive?
Make no mistake;
Look beyond the container.

You don’t judge a book
From its cover alone;
Or a character from
The outward appearance.
Yes, a cover matters;
Appearance is important;
But not sufficient;
Covered by mud,
Gold remains precious;
No matter how well
You decorate bread,
It does not become a cake;
Look beyond the surface.

Go into the house;
Don’t judge from outside.
Else judgement is superficial;
Outside is outside;
Inside inside;
Content surpasses
The container.
Look beyond the container.

Let no face deceive you

What goes on inside somebody,
Is often hard to know;
You may look at someone’s face
And think you know what’s inside
That individual’s heart;
But that will not be true;
What someone thinks, maybe the exact
Opposite of what is buried within.
You may think someone is a hard rock
When the fellow is a soft sponge.
You may think someone is soft
When the fellow is a hard rock.
The face and the heart often are
Two worlds very far apart;
Judge no one’s heart from the face;
And let no face deceive you
About the content of the heart.