What would you tell people about blogging?

August 26th, 2007

I’ve been asked to speak to a group about the nature of blogging.

Of course, viagra sale viagra since all my blogging is unnatural I don’t really have any idea of what to say.

Suggestions?

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  • 1. Chris  |  August 26th, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    Tell them it is a sickness that really is what it is lol.

    Tell them it is a good way to find and converse with people who think alike. I became much more comfortable with atheism after falling in with a bunch of East Coast bloggers most of whom were conservative to libertarians but were almost all atheists it helped showed me you could be right of center and still be a nonbeliever.

    I know you do not do sports but blogging is a great way for fans from all over the country to get together and talk about their teams.

    On some of the baseball sites 500 plus comment threads are common on a game night.

    hope that helps.

    Oh and it allows hermits like me to find new friends lol.

  • 2. TakeAStand  |  August 26th, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Be yourself. Use your dry sense of humor and be funny. See the world from where you sit.

    What is it like to be a blogger? Well you get to have a bunch of people gather in a room to here you speak, even when you have nothing in particular to say.

    Thats something.

  • 3. Sean Hackbarth  |  August 27th, 2007 at 2:29 pm

    In it’s simplest form a weblog is an easy way for anyone to easily publish their words to an audience. It opens the door to readers like no other medium before it. The writer can be as serious or as silly as they want to be. It’s an electronic blank slate with the possibilities only as limited as one’s imagination.

    The “nature of blogging” is independence. Writers have the ability to say what they want without people editing them. Whether that results in good writing or even an audience depends on talent, determination, and luck.

  • 4. james wigderson  |  August 28th, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Tell them to do it in the privacy of their own home with the curtains drawn so they don’t frighten the neighbors. Warn them of the alienation from family and friends. Let them know that anything they write can and will be used against them in the future in ways they have no way of imagining. Most importantly, unless they find a truly unique niche of writing, let them know they’ll get very little traffic or recognition.

    On the other hand, politicians will send you press releases, commenters will point you to different sources of knowledge, you’ll learn a lot more about your chosen subject, and blogging is (while somewhat competitive) ultimately a cooperative effort. Oh, and the people blogging are generally nice.

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