In this article we’ll go over a few reasons why we don’t grant someone the rank of master. We will also explore some of the common misconceptions about what it means to be a Druidic Blogger and how being one is more than just creating blog posts.
The first misconception is that you need to have been blogging for 10 years in order to earn the title, but that’s not true at all! We do not even require people who are interested in joining our group to blog at all! The second misconception is that you must create content on a regular basis, but again, this isn’t true. A lot of us only post once or twice every week and still have full-time jobs outside of blogging.
The third misconception is that you need to make money from your blog, but again this isn’t true at all! This point may seem contradictory considering we do not require people who want to join our group to be active bloggers – however it’s possible for a blogger who only posts once or twice every week and doesn’t sell any products on their website still falls under the rank of master. It just means they are very skilled in other aspects such as SEO and growing an audience.
In order to become a Druidic Blogger, one must create content about Druidism (either through long form essays or short bursts like videos) and share them with others through blogs, social media channels, podcasts etc. They
This is a blog post about why we don’t grant someone the rank of master. A lot of people are asking for this, so I thought it was time to give an answer in depth.
What does “master” actually mean? Some synonyms might be: expert, guru, or authority figure on a subject matter. Who would have that kind of expertise in Druidic Blogging? As you can see from reading all these posts by me and other writers here at DJB, there are no experts when it comes to Druidic blogging; sorry! This doesn’t make us any less credible as bloggers though–we just take things one blog post at a time :) Which leads me to my next point.
What are we doing to help people learn how to blog? I’m so glad you asked! We offer suggestions for titles, themes, and topics here on the website with our DJB Blogging Guidelines (a post that will be updated as needed). All writers of this site have a page where they share their contact information and what each one is working on right now in order to give an idea of who we all are as bloggers. There’s even a section called “Resources” which includes other articles about blogging from around the web :) So there really isn’t any need for us to grant anyone anything just because.
Why would we want someone else writing content? The last thing we want is someone coming along and making a blog post we put hours and hours of work into. It’s not fair to the author (or anyone else) for someone just coming along, reading something, and then taking credit for it without any effort on their part.
Yes! Druidic bloggers are selfless in that way: we don’t care about being “Master” or “Grandmaster”. We’re more interested in helping you find your voice as a writer than holding onto some kind of status quo because we’ve been doing this forever. And we really want people new to blogging to trust us enough with their content so they have an outlet for all those thoughts swirling around in there :-)
The key is awareness – when you know what mistakes you’re prone to making, it’s easier to see them and avoid them.
And if you’re not sure about a certain style of writing or want to know how an intro should go – we’ll be happy to help with that as well! You don’t need “Master” rank (or any other ranks) for that :-)
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