Thoughtful Self Examination.  

Kyrand 50M
44 posts
11/17/2005 2:24 pm

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Thoughtful Self Examination.

Being new to the blog world (4 days to be exact) I’m struggling with what makes a “good blog” as opposed to a “bad blog”. Reading through the lists of blogs and trying to pick and choose which ones might be interesting, I find myself even more confused with each passing day. Of the ones that interest me, some acquire numerous comments while others get few if any comments. It doesn’t seem to follow any type of rule other then female posts almost invariably get more responses then those by men but then, that’s expected.

Some people advise “Just write whatever you’re thinking, feeling, knowing. Its not about the responses, it’s about the content.” While others say “If you want responses you have to write about things others would be interested in.”

I suppose I’ll learn as time goes on and I progress through the “world of blog” what exactly is “my” type of blog and what my blog should be to me. *smile*

We shall see.

rm_sj365 55F
2414 posts
11/17/2005 4:23 pm

keep writing..keep reading..TRY to ignore the whole 'popularity' thing when you can. Play and be stupid with us ( we do love our stupid times )

you'll find your niche. writing has a way of doing that, finding its audience.

good luck & welcome!

Kyrand 50M

11/17/2005 5:45 pm

*thoughtful look* hmm.. I suppose the popularity thing would play a part.. everyone wants to be wanted. What I’m more interested in, expecially when I display my writing for the “world” to see is reaction. No responses means sitting in limbo not knowing if those who viewed it liked or disliked it.

One person long ago looked at my writing and wrote a long detailed critique of one of my poems, telling me what I should change and where I should alter the poems, suggesting I shouldn’t present them to the public until I had polished and completed them according to accepted literary requirements. When I told him the things I’d written were the thoughts and feelings I had at the time, as raw and as unfinished as the emotions that formed the basis for the writing and that if I refined and changed them according to some rule of literature then they ceased being a representation of the feelings I had at the time I wrote them. (at least that’s how I honestly felt) He came back to tell me that if I had that view then my writing was nothing more then a form of self masturbation and should not be considered prose.

Rather blunt, I thought, as well as unconstructive but I respected his opinion since everyone is allowed their own. So here I am, masturbating with my words. I suppose you could say, following that analogy, that when others enjoy my writing it’s a form of “climax” *wry chuckle*.

MsLoveRose 33F  
2432 posts
11/20/2005 9:05 pm

well as long as you write what you want to...then you are fine!!!

live more, laugh often, love much

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