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The Proper Categories for this Blog – Simple vs. Complete

July 11, 2007

If you had to boil every entrepreneurial topic and every entrepreneurial issue down to ten categories, what would they be? Could you reduce the list to five instead of ten? At what point does simplifying categories have a noticeably negative effect on clarity?

I would like to keep the comments on this blog focused on all topic entrepreneurial but I would also like to keep things simple and organized. I am going to begin by posting roughly 15 categories that should be broad enough to cover most things entrepreneurial. Over the next few months I will monitor the various postings on this site and use your feedback to shift and consolidate where appropriate. I would like to eventually narrow down the topic list to roughly ten and then find one contributing blogger that will be responsible for each specific category (although I would still like to see five or more contributing bloggers working in each category).

Take a minute to review the categories currently in place on this site and please send me your thoughts and suggestions on what should be added / removed / changed etc. Also, when you are posting your blogs, please try to limit the number of categories you choose for your postings to one or two.

Now…let’s get to work!

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How would you like all the benefits of a blog with none of the responsibilities?

July 11, 2007

BLOGS ARE GOOD

  • Blogs create recognition.
  • They are a good way to keep a finger on the pulse of what is going on in your area of expertise.
  • Blogs are great ways to network and meet other like-minded individuals.
  • Some blog sites provide a strong community of experts who can help you find the right answers to just about anything.
  • Links from blogs to your site strengthen your rankings in search engines and increase your credibility.
  • And believe it or not, blogs can be fun and help you focus on important topics.

BLOGS ARE BAD

  • Everyone knows that a good blog can be hard for one person to maintain.
  • In order to get the maximum amount of traffic posts must be made on a regular basis.
  • But that doesn’t mean you can post a quick, useless blurb 10 times a day and have everyone on the planet know you by name.
  • In order to be effective, good blogs require a certain amount of dedication and focus

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

I have been blogging for several months now and would like to suggest a solution to my fellow entrepreneurs. (Feel free to pass this open invitation along to your friends.)

I am thinking of starting a blog for all entrepreneurs. I am looking for several dozen smart, experienced, articulate entrepreneurs who would like to join me in writing a common entrepreneurial blog called the Startup Sherpa. Contributing writers are requested to write one or two posts each month and support other sherpa bloggers with periodic comments and suggestions. In addition to being our own best source of support for questions and for kicking around new ideas, I think that one blog with several dozen contributing writers would be much stronger than several dozen separate blogs.

If you are interested in participating or if you have suggestions for improving this idea, please let me know and I will add you to the blog list. I have the initial blog site established at http://www.startupsherpa.wordpress.com so feel free to visit and leave comments there as well.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Brian Acord