Blogs are like coffee shops for the following reasons:
- Your blog is like the coffee shop. It’s a warm and friendly place where people come on a regular basis to socialise, read or just hang out.
- Your blog posts are like coffee. Once a customer has consumed one of your posts they might get a rush of creative inspiration, erupt into a fit of giggles, get a warm glow, say something profound or just go quiet on you.
- A coffee shop is where you can bump into friends and acquaintances. A blog is similar in that you can spot virtual friends and acquaintances hanging out too…in the comments box.
- Coffee shop owners can look a little harassed if the coffee shop gets busy, the coffee machine goes on the blink and customers start complaining about a sour taste to their drink. Blog owners can also get a sweaty brow when Twitter is busy, readers start to leave comments about links not working and some bright spark spots a typo!
- All coffee shops have a different feel to them; some are quiet and tranquil whilst others are lively and buzzing. The same goes for blogs. Some are peaceful and relaxing whilst some are just hip and rocking!
- It takes skill and finesse to whip up a good cup of coffee. A good barista will make lots of quick hand movements and have a look of intense concentration. It is the same for a good blog post, it takes a lot of expertise, some rapid hand movements (adding images, links, hashtags, checking spelling) and a look of intense concentration.
- The coffee shop owner goes through their takings at the end of the day and they will go though a range emotions; joy – if the business is good, happy – if the business is average and pain if the business is down. As a blogger you also go through a range of emotions as you scrutinise your takings – your blog stats! There will be mild hysteria if your blog stats are up, relief if they are average and intense suffering if they are down.
- Coffee shops attract writers and so do blogs.
- Coffee shop owners like customers who tip. Bloggers like readers who click like. Both are little signs of appreciation.
Have a wonderful day and make sure you stop by some blogs today!
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