Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Don't Harsh My Buzz, Wiki

The Daily How-To on my Google Homepage today was "How to Dissuade Yourself From Becoming a Blogger" published by WikiHow. Here are some excerpts from the article:

Find five completely random blogs, and read them daily for a month. After thirty
days, you will absolutely dread your self-imposed requirement to read all that
dreck. Any blog you create will most likely be on par with what you've been
reading. Don't put anyone through that.

Consider that your voice, even if it is truly a good one, is a tiny peep
against the massive wave of tripe out there. The odds of anyone you don't
already know finding your blog are low.

Instead of writing about pretty much nothing, or whining about all the
things you wish you were doing instead, start doing something that'd actually be
worth writing about. And if it's really worth writing about, you'll be having
too much fun doing it to tear yourself away from it.

If attention and validation are what you're looking for, know that you will
get neither from blogging. As above, very few people will ever know that
your blog (or you, by proxy) exists. The remainder of comments posted to
your blog will be sappy treacle, which you won't trust as being sincere

Nothing further to add except this quote from Dan Tobin, "and yet..."


Ana from SF said...

Hi Cupcake....not to worry, I don't know you and I found you about 2 years ago and have been reading ever since. Keep on keeping on.

Ana from SF said...

PS...I've taken up knitting. You're such good influence.

jesse said...

wouldn't it be nice if all these supportive commenters could live in the pantry? you could procure them whenever you were feeling low for a little bit of pep. maybe they would make a mean eggs benny. maybe the eggs would suck. that's not the point.

Maia R said...

Ah Nancy, I still enjoy your blog all these years later...