Posts Tagged ‘blogging’
I always remember this conversation, over 15 years ago, with my friend Dorothy. She was suggesting blowing off going to church choir rehearsal so so I could hang out with her and my future wife. As tempting as that might have been, I declined. It is better for me musically to get as much rehearsal as possible. Moreover, it would easily become the case that if I blow off one rehearsal, to blow off another, and another.
That’s because I’m basically lazy, and would rather read all day, or visit with y’all.
For me, the rhythm thing Read the rest of this entry »
Chaz wrote: “In the online community, however, he may be best remembered for the normblog profile, in which he sent four dozen or so questions to leading bloggers and asked them to answer any thirty of their choice.” Here is a list of all the hundreds of bloggers who answered the call.
I had opted to answer the questions that Norm posed to Dustbury that Chaz deigned to answer.
Well, except that the next day, Chaz wrote Norm’s instructions:
“Please NB that you should not answer all 50 questions, but (as requested on the document itself) just 30 of them — enabling you to select those questions most congenial to you and leave out any that aren’t.”
Chaz added: “The wisdom of this practice really didn’t dawn on me until I’d submitted my answers, when I realized that this was how Norm knew what you really valued above all else.” Which means I’m going to chuck *Which English Premiership football team do you support? since it is NOT in my area of expertise.
But I will add some questions answered by John Green, but NOT by Dustbury, just because.
*Why do you blog?
Therapy is too expense.
*What has been your best blogging experience?
Getting comments about my grandfather, who died in 1980, years after I wrote about him.
*What has been your worst blogging experience?
Some haranguing guy at my Times Union blog who was complaining every day about something I wrote.
*What would be your main blogging advice to a novice blogger?
Find a schedule and try to stick with it. Once a week or twice a day, but be consistent. Three posts in a day, then nothing for three days isn’t as good as once a day.
*What are you reading at the moment?
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I had this really great week with my Times Union blog at the end of August. Thrice, a post was one of the highlighted posts. I say I do the blog for myself, but it’s also true that I have enough ego to enjoy when my efforts are appreciated. And the matrices are quite varied: visitors, of course, but I really appreciate it when people who’d NEVER commented before are moved to write; it says I hit a particularly responsive chord. I also like it when folks repost my meanderings on Twitter and Facebook.
This also made me happy: “Just a quick thanks for the work you do on the NYSDCA blog. I had someone asking for religion data today, and I thought, hm, I remember seeing something about that Read the rest of this entry »
Dear Sir or Madam,
I hope you’re doing well. I’m writing to you because my domain RedactedDomain.com was struck by a unnatural links penalty from Google. You might be aware of how Google can penalize a site if they think that the site is or was using dishonest link building techniques. Well Read the rest of this entry »
For some reason, the company that has provided service for this blog since May 2, 2010 stopped working on July 10, 2013 at 11 a.m., EDT. I went to the web guy’s website and found it (and his wife’s site) were also down. I have had pretty good luck with the company to date; I never was offline more than 10 minutes in the past.
What’s bugging me, though, is not just that the site was offline for over six hours Read the rest of this entry »
I get this IM after I went to bed a few nights ago from a friend of mine: As I’m thinking of it… at some time I would like to get your thoughts about becoming serious with my blogging. I haven’t put much out there in terms of attracting a following and now it’s something I want to consider at the very least.
My stock answer is, “How the heck do *I* know?”
That said, the way to become serious about blogging is to actually do it. I don’t mean you have to write something every day – only a crazy person, or someone with far more time on his hands than you do, would consider THAT Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve followed my blog at all, you know that, for the past four years or so, I’ve participating in something called ABC Wednesday, in which people, literally from around the world, post an item – pictures, poems, essays that in someway describe each letter of the alphabet, in turn.