The XBroker: December 2007

I Blog, Therefore I Am?

I blog, therefore I am? (Rhetorical question)


After the dizzying experience of clearing out my Google Reader, I’ve come to the conclusion that 90% of blog posts suck. Too many blogauthors write just to write, taking us down the boring path of traditional journalism, writing about whats been written about.

If you’re re-reporting whats in the newspaper et al, spare me the noise.

Don’t blog just to blog. I’m looking for an angle, a real novel opinion…not re-digested fodder about what I can read in the Wall Street Journal or USA Today.

What makes a good blogauthor? One who writes the posts that others post about, and link too. What makes a great blogauthor? One who writes the posts that others post about, but don’t link too. In either case, a good blogger inspires, actually provokes thought rather than instills beliefs, and moves other people into action.

Blog when you are moved to do so, not just to ‘improve your SEO’.

Blog with conviction, not political correctness.

Blog like you don’t give a damn what that other idiot thinks.

Blog like no one is going to read you.

Blog what you want to blog about, not what you think others will like to read.

Bloging must maintain a rawness that ought never be tainted by the laws of conventional wisdom.

Blog because you care about the conversation, not traffic results.

Blog under these conditions, and You Shall Be

 

This is a Bryant Tutas inspired post :) 

Comment balloon 21 commentsJeff Corbett • December 04 2007 09:58PM
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