I’m just a blogger. I know, I know; I’m stating the obvious, but stay with me. I promise those three words have a meaning.
Like I said above, I’m just a blogger. Many of you are just bloggers. We’re just bloggers. Except we’re not just bloggers.
Did I confuse more? Perfect. Then I’m doing something right.
I’m a blogger. I’m a college student. I’m a journalist. I’m an older sister, a daughter, a grandchild. I’m a sports enthusiast. I’m a self-defined coffee connoisseur. I’m so much more than just a blogger, just like how you’re so much more than just a reader or a fellow blogger.
It’s these other characteristics and hobbies that make us all different; that give us all–as individuals–the ability to write on a variety of topics. We’re in control of what we read and write. We have the ability to set trends and inspire the minds of those around us.
I didn’t realize how much influence I have a diverse blogger until I found myself immersed in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point. I knew I could write about something currently trending, but I didn’t realize I could start a trending or get something trending myself. Then I read Gladwell’s international bestseller and found out that it may not be as hard as I think.
The Tipping Point in a sense, is a manual to establish a trend. Gladwell names three factors needed in a topic to get it trending:
- The Stickiness Factor
- Law of the Few
- The Power of Context
Malcolm Gladwell divides the book into these sections and goes straight into further describing each individual factor. Not only does he describe each factor in his own words, he also provides examples of real-life situations that some of us may have heard of. The Tipping Point proved to be one of the most inspirational and revealing piece of work I’ve read in a while and–as someone who constantly reading inspiring blog posts and books, that means a lot.
Without going too in-depth, the book proves to be an enlightening read that is shaping the way I think of producing future blog posts. I’ve always wanted Coffee at Kayla’s to be a guide or a sanctuary for people to come to when they need a break; I’ve always to inspire people and get a conversation going.
You see, to me it’s never mattered how many people I touch or inspire. It’s never mattered how many views or “clicks” I received per post. It’s the comments I get; the messages I receive that continuously fuel my desire to share more of my experiences with you.
So, I’m not just a blogger. We’re not just bloggers.
So let’s start trendsetting.