Unlike the individualistic Howard Roark from Ayn Rand’s the Fountainhead, people need the help of other people to succeed. I’m obviously commenting on the post that was written below by one of my friends who I grew up with. I’ve been maintaining this blog for 3+ years now and have never taken a real leap into what I would consider a successful blog. With that thought in mind I decided to do something different and ask someone who I thought could aid me in this goal of success. There are certainly advantages to seeking out help and why it seems to me an important step in the right direction.
The first thing adding someone new does is it expands the audience. Instead of reaching only the people I know, the blog reaches people we know. More eyes on this website lead to more potential opportunity. Another crucial element is the addition of maintaining high standards. As the sole owner, I can do whatever I please with no one telling me how to run the site. With someone else involved I have a newly added responsibility to not slack off and make sure my posts are to the best of my ability. The other obvious addition is the material. A new mind creating work gives my readers a break from my same old thought process that I’m sure you’ve all grown bored of by now. Plus more content means that readers will check in more often. More people = more content. A final note, RedRocket promotes my blog over these past two days more than I ever would.
With all of these benefits being offered, I hope to give a clear understanding of the power of people helping people. Of course with more people involved, it leads to more managing. I do believe though that I’d be a way better manager than writer. I was terrible in English class throughout school and my verbal SATS were a joke. My only attribute is observing and thinking of ideas and getting them down on wordpress. Guest authors would be phenomenal and help grow this site. Obviously I can’t offer much but I think it’s pretty clear that I’m not doing this for financial gain. I wanted to use this post to express my gratitude for my buddy to take his own personal time and write an entry that I thought was a particularly worthwhile read. I hope you all enjoyed it too and that we can use this synergy as an example of what can be achieved when people work together. Also calling out anyone who wants to write something and utilize the guest author widget that took me an hour to figure out how to use properly.