You know the old joke about how to get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. How do you become a better writer? Write, write and write some more. How do you get readers to come to your blog? Write more.
Now here is scientific proof from Darwin’s Theory of Evolution that writing more and posting more to your blog will get better just because of the increase in quantity. I may be exaggerating a little, but I’m serious. I knew my undergraduate degree in biology would come in handy one day, and I also recently read this in a book. So bear with me as I explain:
Excerpt from the book 111/2 Weird Ideas that Work, by Professor Robert I. Sutton of Stanford: "Research by Dean Keith Simonton shows that the success of individual geniuses like Mozart, Shakespeare, Picasso, Einstein annd Darwin himself, is best understood from an evolutionary perspective, where excellence results from "a range of differences." These famous creators generated a wider range of ideas and completed more products than their contemporaries. They didn’t succeed at a higher rate than others. They simply did more. So they had both more successes and more failures.
"The great artist Vermeer created fewer than 50 paintings in his lifetime, all in a similar style. He achieved a singular excellence that, despite the stunning beauty of his art, adds something less than Picasso’s astonishing range and history-changing influence."
This makes sense, doesn’t it? You don’t have to be a biologist to understand the concept that more is better, based on the fact that the more you produce, the better are the chances that you will produce something excellent.
You can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket. So, in the words of Andy Wibbels, "Shut up and write!"