Blogging About Blogging Post
I got this message: "hey check out my site it has to do with the war in Iraq and I am borrowing some pictures ... thanks -" *Emilie
Most bloggers would not write a post about this. They might click the link, look a few seconds and go about their business. Bloggers want ratings. The old pros want big numbers. They pick their friends. They blogroll them. They exchange messages. They get their little clique of admirers. They are happy.
Real bloggers are "assholes."
Bloggers really write for themselves. Bloggers do not want criticism, they want to criticize others, and if you are not worthy, if you do not fit in, if you are too cute, or too bad, they may check in a few seconds, but that is all.
Bloggers judge you the first five seconds. Blogging pros if you fit their criteria will grant you a few minutes of their time. The old farts that have been around a while will bless you with a nice comment, but they have hundreds, if not thousands of subjects already logged in, and their lives are so important to themselves they continue blogging masses of info and links a few chosen may read.
Bloggers are really much like you. Because I used the word "asshole," and started out being "aggressive," you have read this far.
Emilie above is not a professional blogger. That is what makes her "interesting."
She is regular people, and I started out blogging for regular people.
Bloggers are "I" people. I this and I that, and because of this and that I think this and that. That is a blogger that is an "old fart." He could also be an "asshole."
Emilie above was excited about her blog.
She was in a hurry, but she was honest, quick, to the point. She did not correctly post a link, I had to hunt it down. She is regular people.
Emilie is not an "I" person. She was excited about her blog about "Iraq." One subject which evidently means a lot to her.
Yes like you, I have written, and posted, and read, and thought about Iraq. Tons of info, tons of links. But I was interested in Emilie. I was turned on by her art of posting a comment, and then I read what she had to say.
All day long people and news, and commercials tell me what to think, and what to buy, and what to spend my time on doing. Like you.
Every day I decide how much of my free time is for the television, how much time for the music, or videos, or the camcorder, or the radio, or reading, or blogging, or nordic walking, or gaming, or chatting, or household, and or tons of other things I could spend my time on.
Regular people is what bloggers should blog for. I forgot that too.
But then I am a regular blogger I think, and because of this and that, I must blog this and that ...