From creating better marketing experiences for customers to improving the employee experience, it's increasingly important to connect work to a purpose that goes beyond profit and revenue. One of the best articles I always remember reading was by Chris Pirillo who wrote about ways to eliminate the "echo chamber". This is an article that I'm sure many bloggers will find a challenge (I know I did). Here are his main points (in bold) with some comments from me (the stuff not in bold) on some of them.
I'm not sure I'd be as extreme as Chris suggests - but there's food for thought in the list and I suspect that implementing some of his suggestions would add new dimensions to a blog (and perhaps would even help a bit with the echo chamber thing too): Remove Background Image 1. Don't live inside your news aggregator In fact, I was thinking yesterday that my news aggregator and social media feeds had become way too central to my blog. While I love how it helps me keep my finger on the pulse of many aspects of life,
I occasionally worry that it has the potential to suck up my creativity as a blogger because it's very easy to use as a lead generation machine and allow it to determine a lot of what you post on your blogs. You should also be aware that the algorithms powering these platforms are simply offering you more of the same than what you have previously found interesting and interacted with. Remove Background Image 2. Say something original at least once a day. – One of the results of living in your news aggregator and being a slave to algorithms is that it's easy to get lazy and recycle other people's news and ideas – at the expense of exercising your own brain and the development of some original ideas of your own.