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Thursday, April 27, 2006
Signs Misleading to Nowhere
I don’t know how you people do it. Many of the blogs I read have deeply personal stuff that I couldn’t imagine publishing. Mine is pretty much limited to poker, bowling, baseball, and a few other random things – though I’ve been lightly researching on how to publish a children’s book, potentially. Honestly, I very rarely feel the need to write something personal, but the few times I do, I don’t do it anyway. I have a post that I’ve written in my head now at least a dozen times, but every time I try to actually get it down on virtual paper, it just doesn’t happen. I sit there for a few minutes, and then give up and go do something else. Even if I could write it, I doubt I’d get myself to publish it. That I’m even writing about the fact that I can’t write the posts I want surprises me.
Wasn’t that last paragraph about cool new features on my blog more interesting than my personal issues that no one really cares about? I thought so.
Posted by alan to [general, meta] at 11:19 pm PT | Link | Comments (10)
10 Comments »
Infinately more interesting.
To get the proportions right, it seems like it’s _mostly_ poker, with a little bowling and baseball tossed in.
To answer your question, how will we know whether your personal issues are more interesting than poker stories if you never post them?
Widgets? Crap! I have no idea what you’re talking about!
Oh, and I want you to know. I have a plate for you on my blogroll. I hope you like it. It’s been a long time coming.
I can find that information about widgets anywhere else… but what makes a blog like this interesting is the personal touch, the way that you view those topics that otherwise would be like reading books. While releasing personal information is a topic that not a lot of people are easy dealing with, just sharing your point of view on a subject can be extremely personal…
Write whatever you want – we’ll read. 🙂
Posting personal crap can be kind of liberating. Or at least, I’ve heard that.
Alan, I generally don’t post much personal stuff either in my blog. I agree with the earlier comment that the “personal touch” helps to make one blog more interesting than another. But I don’t think that needs to include personal information about the blogger. Rather, I think certain bloggers’ writing style, post style and/or choice of topics is what make one blog interesting to some people, and another to others.
You could talk about being bored. 😀
Biggestron is bored by that comment 😉
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