Tilting at Blogging Windmills

18 thoughts on “Tilting at Blogging Windmills”

  1. Great post!

    I’m glad to finally find someone who feels as I do about blogging. I, too, have read those magazines and articles about how to be a better blogger and found them mostly to be about how to become an internet presence and less about being an internet character that people want to hang around with. So, I guess I’ll probably never have a thousand followers. I guess I’ll never get 500 likes every time I post a sneeze. I’ll probably never be able to monetize my blog. But I enjoy doing it and that’s all that matters to me.

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      1. Yes, I’ve noticed that, too. I used to cruise the “Discover” stream to look for interesting blogs. That resulted in finding very few blogs that I actually wanted to follow. Now I don’t even cruise that stream any more. I like finding random blogs using tags. I’ve had much better luck that way.

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  2. Totally agree with everything that you have written. I am not writing my blog to be an internet presence. I have a story to tell and i wish to make others aware that men have eating disorders too. Most are not brave enough to say anything, however i just want to highlight the fact that it is ok not to be ok. My corner of the internet does that…….

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      1. Hi Jonathan, I’m trying to promote a thread I’ve started a few weeks ago in an Irish blogging group. The group is largely peopled, it seems to me, by “commercial” bloggers, ie promoting products, and I have been trying to establish this thread for non-commercial bloggers like myself, ie no affiliations, not pushing anything, except our genius, wild(e), eh?!Anyway I was taken with this particular blog post of yours, and its resonance with what i am trying to get going, and with your permission, I would like to quote from it in the post I am ablot to do for my thread. That okay? Thank you

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  3. I actually get pretty terrified at the idea of ever becoming one of those big blogger type people. I’d get way too anxious every time I hit post. I prefer being a part of a smaller circle! Although I am now keen on finding out what a walled garden is…

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    1. In terms of the internet, Facebook is a walled garden – the last thing they want you to do is leave. They have everything you need, right there – and while you’re in the garden, they can of course track everything you do.

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  4. I’m sometimes confused by those who make it “big” in that their article looks like 100 other articles I’ve encountered under whatever search term I’ve done. And usually doesn’t even tell me what I came to learn. Just a lot of fluff and no meat to the topic.
    Here’s to our stories and all that! 🙂

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