May 11, 2005
I wanna be a star
I've posted on this subject before, but I'm too lazy to check my archives and link to myself. Besides, I'm about to blog again about the same thing, so who cares?
Read this one first. John has a lot of good advice in there, but I don't agree with every bit of it. Take this one, for example:
23) Avoid blogging angry. It may save you a lot of grief.
Shit. If I didn't blog angry, I wouldn't have a blog at all. The last four years have not been kind to me and I take out my anger and frustration on the internet. I also am no stranger to grief, so just bring it on. I can handle it.
I've always said that the key to having a successful blog is to post frequently, write well and link a lot of people. Nobody gives a damn about the rest of those 25 gems of wisdom except the mercenaries who want to make a dollar off a blog.
Now, go read this advice. See? It's NOTHING like the serious post above. But both of them operate successful blogs with a lot of readers. Read 'em both twice, then cradle you chin and decide one of two things.
#1--Either there IS a secret to running a successful blog and one of the bastards is lying to me.... or
#2-- There IS NO SECRET to running a successful blog and BOTH of the bastards are lying to me.
I report. You decide.
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