What is your value after you die as a Blogger?

Please don’t scared here. The above header is just a blog’s title. And I hope you’ve heard of this, don’t judge a book by it cover? So must you not judge this post. The word ‘death’ scare many of us but yet still we all want to get to Heaven. Hahahaha!!!

What is your value after you die as a blogger? I have seen soo many ‘deaths’ as a blogger and at one time I nearly experienced. Yes, I came close to it but thank God I never did it. I came close to it when I wanted to sell my blog.

Abandoning is what I mean. It is of course really equal to dying. It is really sad to see soo many blogs and bloggers disappear without a word.

Does any name come in mind? Yes I know you’re going to mention Ehsan. Ehsan of GuideandNews.com This was a young guy doing lots of wonders in the blogosphere but yet still left without a word at least.

Another name is a she. Sapna of H4HITECH. Who remembers her?  Sapna’s blog was everywhere and it became more or less like every blogger’s diary where great infographics were shared. I just liked her.

Emmanuel Cudjoe is the next name. Do you know him? He was one blogger with MYCUDJOE but left without a word as well.

Koj Tajo of Bloggingalways.com was there as well. This guy was simply magnificent.  The list will be numerous and unending I know.

What was the value these guys left behind after leaving the blogging? And I will tell you it was priceless.

Tears drained down my eyes last Saturday when I came across one post. IS MYCUDJOE DEAD? That was of course heartening. Why will anyone want to write about me when I left? And I guess it all boils to the value I provided as newbie blogger.

I contacted the guy and asked him to delete the post. We are now friends on Facebook. We had a long chat that day and it was obvious the world still need you and me as bloggers.

Many have left the blogging world due to reasons best now to them. So ask yourself, if you are to leave to the blogging scene right now, what will be your value?

This is what one guy did, when he wanted to find out whether he was still needed by his employer.

A little boy went into a drug store, reached for a soda carton and pulled it over to the telephone. He climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in seven digits (phone numbers).The store-owner observed and listened to the conversation.

Boy: ‘Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?
Woman: (at the other end of the phone line): ‘I already have someone to cut my lawn.’
Boy: ‘Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price of the person who cuts your lawn now.’
Woman: I’m very satisfied with the person who is presently cutting my lawn.
Boy: (with more perseverance) : ‘Lady, I’ll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all of Palm beach , Florida.’
Woman: No, thank you.
With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver. The store-owner, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy.
Store Owner: ‘Son… I like your attitude; I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.’
Boy: ‘No thanks.’
Store Owner: But you were really pleading for one.
Boy: No Sir, I was just checking my performance at the Job I already have. I am the one who is working for that lady I was talking to!’
This is called self-appraisal. If someone was to pitch for your current role, what will your readers say about you?

A word to a wise is enough. Providing quality is what matters the most and everything else is secondary!

Your Turn!

Your thought and comment on this post is greatly welcomed!

41 Replies to “What is your value after you die as a Blogger?”

  1. Oh boy! you just mentioned some good friends that have disappeared and no one seems to figure out where they are. I have asked after Ehsan a couple of times on facebook and no one seems to be positive about his where about.

    I think it’s not been long I had a chat with Sapna of H4HITECH. However, I think she’s getting missing too.

    Yes! Koj Tajo too is no where to be found. I’m sure they just got picked up by one or two activities online.

    Hope to see them back so soon

  2. Dude once again an awesome post buddy! Loved the ending of the telephone call! seems to me as bloggers we will live forever in our posts that live online forever after we have cued our toes up and are sif feet under.
    I suppose we will remember bloggers who have provided value and given something to the community and we will never remember the ones who are just after the money!
    This Sunday coming is Remembrance Sunday and is a day we will remember all those brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice in the 2 world wars and others that have followed. This is why we always wear poppies to remember them for they should never be forgotten!
    Now as a blogger I am not expecting people to wear a badge every year on the anniversary of my death at all. But I would like to think that people will remember us as bloggers who have provided value, inspired and helped others. Just like the brave souls who gave up there’s for our freedom!
    There done!
    P

  3. Hey @Emmanuel

    This is Very Sad Article, This is saying my future. and fear you are not next, because next will be me.

    dear, i’m from 1 year in blogging Line, and Now i’m your Big Fan So, Please don’t say this Line as” next will be me, and all that. 🙁

    nice Information Bro. 🙂

  4. what a post boy. You just make it awesome, first question in my mind after reading this why they leave their remarkable work so silently?. Sad but nicely done

  5. Your unique way of writing always leaves me laughing and wondering how you never run out,of such great and funny ideas. Whatever works for you bro….most ofus don’t know the legacy we are leaving behind every time we hit that publish button…if the internet will,live forever, we will also,live for ever.

  6. Hey Cudjoe,

    Yet another fabulous Heading, awesome and highly insightful article that drew out pimples from my body. I have never stopped loving your tone, brother.

    This names are knew to me but I’d heard Theo of TopBloggingCoach mentioned the name in one of his post where he mentioned his blogging friends.

    Blogging is one of the best way of ruling ones word…And the best way to that is always to stay relevant that after you are long gone your name continues to speak for you.

    Of course…Phillip as said it all up there in his great comment.

    Thanks for sharing this great post with us again. You are the best! And that illustration was awe-inspiring. 😀

    Sam

  7. Hello Emmanuel,

    I used to read Ehsan’s blog. Being a newbie blogger, I am not aware of other bloggers too much, but would like to read their blogs as you have praised them. It is very sad to see people leaving the field, in which they are doing a great job and helping the people.

    By the way thanks for your nice article and hope that you keep blogging 🙂

  8. We always miss people who are perfect in their field. So I guess it does not matter who you are. You may be a taxi driver or Software developer, but if you are the master of your field, people will salute you.

  9. I loved the example, Emmanuel.

    But, other than that, it is sad to see blogs shutting down. I have seen many friends quitting. I did to. At the time, my plan was to start a new blog immediately. But, that didn’t happen. That was one year ago. Now, here I am, planning to launch the blog that I should have launched last year.

    I don’t regret taking the vacation. It was good, learned a lot of stuff during the vacation.

    Anyways, thank you for the post, Emmanuel 🙂 Appreciate it!

    1. Thanks as well for your comment and I do appreciate it as well.

      I hope to see you around with your blog in no time!

  10. Wow! so touching and sad,
    it also reminds me of a friend from bloggingjunction, the good news is that you didn’t eventually sell your blog, i mean, who’s going to post those funny and inspirational blog posts. Of all the bloggers you mentioned, i only know of Ehsan, he was a reader on my blog a suddenly i stopped seeing his footprint. All the best, everything has a reason.

  11. Hi Emmanuel !
    I haven’t heard of those names mentioned in your list ..whatever the reasons may be , its sad to see people who worked hard on their websites quit their roles of webmasters.

    -Pramod

  12. Hey Emmanuel,

    I have to ask a question. How you find this type of topic? 😀

    I think Wibiya tool bar disturbs your readers. It is better if you can remove it.

  13. Very well put. I loved your story. If the woman was really dissatisfied she might have told the boy and then he would have something to go on to possibly make a change. It was great he didn’t have to.

    Blogging is hard work and it is easy to give up. But you have to take a step back and ask yourself what do you want to achieve. Burn out can happen to bloggers just like anyone else. Taking steps to alleviate burn out before it happens I feel there will be less bloggers giving up.

  14. I agree with the others, fantastic post. Sure gets you to thinking.

    I am not a big blogger, just getting my blogs back up and running, so I doubt there are many to miss me right now.

    You bring up a great point though, not just for bloggers, but for any online business owner.

    I’ve been online since 1998 and I’ve seen so many people, friends I use to have, that just vanish without a word. I think some just get tired of it, or they don’t make the money they need. But it is sad when people you know disappear and you don’t know why.

    Also loved the little boy and the telephone, awesome story! Thanks for posting it.

  15. Wonderful post, If we done some remarkable blogging things then i’m sure we have a great value even if we died.

    The post is really impressive, seems like i should work hard so that even after i die people will remember.

    thanks

  16. Hello,

    The story you’ve mentioned is really interesting and i think after we die we have lot of value as we shared lot of stuff with people and made them expert on a topic.

    thanks

  17. Hi Emmanuel,
    Just after reading the headline, i really frightened!!!
    Yes, no doubt death is inevitable, and it may happen at any time to anybody,
    just the other day one of our Assembly member gone to be with the Lord, and
    the news was a great shock to me, even the same day I had intimate talk with
    him, when i received the phone about his death I could not take it at the first instance. but later i realized that it may come at any time to anybody.
    So browsing thru the lines i understood one thing that this is a kind of alert to the bloggers who down to silence for quite sometime from their blogging arena
    Indeed a thought provoking piece you posted, how can an active blogger can disappear in no time. Let us re-check our own values like the boy did with his land lord lady, very interesting and thought provoking story too,
    Thanks Emmanuel for sharing this and pushing up upwards to re-think or re-check LOL
    Best
    Phil

  18. Hi Emmanuel,

    Nice and interesting post..but the question only in my mind is how you thought of writing on this topic. very strange topic and bit demoralizing for the other bloggers..

  19. If we have done some great contribution is blogging then we can assume a great value after our death. Your post is so inspiring which made me think about new and future things.

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