Four lessons learned from relationships between flowers and bees for blogging.
Changes are planned for this blog, inspired by observing the relationship between flowers and bees. Consider yourself the flower, consider the reader the bee, now consider the relationship of flower and bee.
Flowers are designed to cost bees little energy to visit them.
Time, money, effort and ability are all energy that a reader expends visiting you. Design your blog for low energy impact on the reader: short blogs; few words; easy read; images; font; navigation.
Flowers use shape, colour and fragrance to attract bees.
Seduce your reader like a flower does a bee by stimulating their senses: colour; image; beauty.
Flowers offer the bee pollen and nectar.
Offer the reader value that they can take away: wisdom; knowledge; inspiration.
Flowers goal is pollination by bees.
What do you want from your reader? : comments; follows; influence; business.