Today’s the official launch day of The Daily Brainstorm, a blogazine to rock your mind AND your blog. Woohoo!!!
So, what’s a blogazine? Basically, ‘blogazine’ is just a ramped up way of saying “aggregate blog.”
What’s an ‘aggregate blog?’
zzzzzzz, somebody wake me up when this part is over . . .
An aggregate blog is a blog that pulls in feeds from other blogs (like that love-it-or-hate-it Huffington Post). It’s like a magazine with blogs for pages.
And, in the case of The Daily Brainstorm, those pages are a steamin’ hot mix of top blogs like Zen Habits, ProBlogger, Happiness Project, White Hot Truth, and Write to Done, with a spicy blend of up-and-coming blogs (like this one!) added in to round things out. Right now there are over 40 blogs on board, wih more being added.
Now, it’s pretty easy to see how reading such a wide variety of blogs could rock your mind, but how will reading The Daily Brainstorm rock your blog?
Because it will open up the doors of the internet for you.
There was a great Copyblogger article recently that said, “What we forget is that this little galaxy we’re occupying is only a tiny sliver of the universe. And if we want to expand our audience, we need to start boldly going beyond our safe little corner.”
A lot of us get stuck in our little corner, which we prefer to call our niche, and we rarely venture beyond it. We read the same blogs day-after-day, and pretty soon, we start looking and sounding eerily similar. And we start thinking that our niche is saturated and our audience is small and maybe even shrinking.
The truth is, our audience is huge.
We’re the ones who make it small.
And this is where The Daily Brainstorm comes in. It’s already pulling in feeds from blogs in a variety of niches, and the diversity will increase in the weeks and months ahead. It makes it easy for you to read and visit blogs you’ve never heard of, see how things are done in other corners of the internet, and dip your toe into new communities.
Keep doing that, and your blogging will rock in ways you can’t even imagine now.
I’m ready for a Brainstorm. How about you?
Your turn: Are you ready to step out of your blogging niche? Do you already venture into new internet territory on a regular basis?