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Born to Blog: Building Your Blog for Personal and Business Success One Post at a Time by Stanford Smith, Mark Schaefer

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CHAPTER 9Discovering Your Blogging Skills

You have a natural preference for one of the five skills and can quickly pinpoint that skill by thinking about the types of movies, books, and people you are drawn to. Storytellers tend to favor fiction, watch dramas, and hang out with friends who love a great story. Natural persuaders can’t resist documentaries and nonfiction, and they populate their dinner parties with people who have strong opinions. Even though you may have a blend of two or three skills, you will lean on one just as you prefer your right or left hand.

STANFORD: When I first started blogging, I wrote provocative posts that relied on taking a contrarian position. A month of that left me disillusioned. I felt out of sync with my subject ...

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