New Regular Feature On Blog
Today’s post serves two purposes:
- To announce to readers of this blog that “Events Wrangler Interviews” is being added as a regular feature.
- To force me to connect with lots of events wranglers and interview them for blog posts.
I’ve wanted to do “interview” blog posts for many years. But interviews seem like much more work than regular posts, and it will probably be challenging to find appropriate people willing to do an interview for an obscure blog. Since it was easier to do non-interview posts, that’s what I’ve mostly done for my blogs. (I think I’ve only done one interview post in my life.)
Other Potential Regular Features
Other regularly featured post topics I considered adding to the Events Wrangling blog were:
- Humorous, Irreverent, Or Non-Serious Event Stuff
- Event Partners & Sponsors
- High-Impact Event Outcomes
- Commentary About Recent Events
- Event Technology
Reasons For Events Wranglers Interviews
I see value in each of the above potential regular features. At a future date, I might add one of them to this blog as another regular item. But for today I had to decide on one feature to add, and the reasons I decided to add interview posts are:
- The interviews will add value to this blog, giving events wranglers another reason to read Events Wrangling.
- Information in the interviews can help us improve the quality of our future events.
- It will be interesting for me to hear ideas, opinions, and observations from other events wranglers.
- Events wranglers are usually interested in more visibility, even on an obscure blog.
- It’s another way for readers to get to know more events wranglers and to expand their personal networks (and mine).
- Interview posts will expand my blog publishing comfort zone and force me to learn new skills.
- I’ve wanted to do regular interview posts for a long time. My class assignment was a good reason to start on that now.
Here is the point where I put in the caveats, aka escape clauses. I don’t have experience with doing interview posts, and I don’t have a bunch of events wranglers lined up for the next few months. My plan is to do a monthly interview post, but early on I might miss a month here and there if I have troubles getting interviewees lined up. Also, the first few interviews may not ask the best questions — so I’ll be working to improve the Q&A quality over the first six months as I establish a routine for interviews.
Requests For Blog Readers
In order to kick off this new feature and to make the blog more valuable to visitors, I have four requests for readers of this blog post:
- Events Wranglers. If you’re an events wrangler willing to be interviewed by me, please contact me at bwaldron (at) gmail [dott] com, or leave contact info in Comments below.
- Friends of Events Wranglers. If you know an events wrangler willing to be interviewed by me, please have them contact me.
- Interview Questions. If you have questions you’d like me to ask events wranglers for the interviews, please email them to me.
- Regular Features. If you know of regular features you’d like to see on this blog, please email me about that.
The tagline for this blog is, “connecting people, one event at a time.”
The tagline for the Events Wrangler Interviews feature is, “connecting with people, one interview at a time!” 🙂
Day Fourteen: Create Your Own Feature
- Work on inspiring reader loyalty by publishing consistently and giving your readers something to look forward to! Today, develop a regular posting feature for your blog.
- Think of the type of regular feature you can commit to — something you’ll publish weekly, biweekly, or monthly.
- This post can be the first installment, or an announcement of what’s coming.
- Give your post a few tags, including bloggingfundamentals, and publish it.
I actually already have a regular feature on this blog — doing a News & Views curated aggregation of recent, relevant, and meaningful post and articles from events wrangler blogs or events news sites, such as “June 11, 2016: News & Views Roundup For Events Wranglers.” But for quite a while I’ve wanted to do interview posts on a regular basis, and today’s assignment gives me a good reason to start doing them. So as of July 2016, I’m adding interview posts as a regular feature!