"Working so hard to make your blog great can be depressing without feedback. And that's difficult to come by!"
Mark Schaeffer touches a very interesting point of social media in general and blogging in particular.
Why the heck am I doing that?
This is the question you will sooner or later ask yourself if you started a blog or a social media publishing activity. If you've followed us for a while, you know this is one of the frustration we had that pushed us to create Scoop.it. And also the more important question of how do you make an impact?
One of the answers we found is in developing the interest graph. Some people have the ability to impact many. That's rare. And most of us don't. But all of us have the ability to impact other people that share their interest. By looking at the complexity of the social web through the prism of interests, we come out with a totally different possible way to organize the web, define influence and being impactful.
Think about it this way: in what you do everyday, is it more important to influence a million random strangers or the tens or hundreds of people who care deeply about the same topic that you do?
Via Guillaume Decugis