Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.
I would say that if you want to know what kind of blogger you are, talk to a fellow blogger. Seriously, I would never advise you to do something I have not done myself. I talked with a blogger and it was
- Really Fun
- Eye – opening
My blog posts are like my representative I cannot be in many places at once, so those of you outside nyc city deal exclusively with my blog content and from it form an image of me. Now things get interesting when you talk to that person who has had only contact with my representative. After our conversation I went on to run some errands and hit the gym and during a set I asked myself. What kind of blogger do I want to be? How much do I want to show of myself, how much do I want to obscure? How much do I want to engage in the blogging community ?
Some Personal Thoughts
I have noticed that blogging is often many times like the high school cafeteria: there are many different clicks, there are the tables of the popular kids, the non-athletic popular kids, the what might be deemed social misfits guaranteed to run super successful international corporations. I personally sat either by myself or with kids who where in my program – which was an advanced track for science and other stuff. We were the same group that took classes together for the duration of our four years together. Of this group I became close friends with only a select few. I think that a common behaviour pattern for me, I know many people but I only really engage with a select few. This has happened with blogging too I must say.
So far I have focused on putting out content because frankly, when I do not write I do not feel well. Giving my living situation, writing is one of the few things that bring me a sense of happiness. I have not really focused on building and audience or doing much publicity. I have not read as many of the people I follow as I should have, I have also not commented as much as I should have too.
Thinking about it, one thing I have never settled for myself is where the dividing line is between blogging and writing. A blogger seems a more accessible character than a writer. Even the definition hints at this: – a blogger is a person who keeps and updates a blog. A blog is like a coffee shop where people gather to converse to share. It’s like a community hang-out. The blogger’s responsibility is to keep the shop open and inviting, to give the regulars some extra benefits on the house.
It wasn’t until I talked to this other blogger that I thought about blogging really as a service provided. So far I have been going about it as a writer. I produce content and send it out into the unknown and whoever comes, comes. Who ever likes it, likes it.
The Blogger I’d Like to Be
So I’ve been thinking about the type of blogger I would like to be, I don’t have an answer. Ideally I’d like to be the type of blogger that gets famous posthumously. That would be ideal to tell you the truth, like I had a dedicated following of a small amount of people like the french poet Saint-Pol-Roux: flashes of brilliance, escaping many ordeals but succumbing finally to heart-break. What type of bloggers do you guys try/want to be ? Any thoughts ?
The Blogger Summit
Everyone’s favourite bloggers Becca aka Big Mama Smiles and Jen aka Ms Steele Reserve 40 oz have joined forces to cure Erectile dysfunction. Well indirectly of course. They have organized a Blogger Meet-up in Austin Texas, late October. I am thinking of going not just to cure my erectile dysfunction but to meet and greet the people there and get out of my comfort zone. Other than the lovely hosts, I don’t know anyone and usually tend to avoid these kinds of situations but I think it would be nice for me to get out and take a break. Im trying to back off my workaholic propensities this year in 2013. While I was chilling today I designed an image for this meetup/summit tell me what you think
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