Friday, September 08, 2006


Lest we bloggers take ourselves too seriously (by using words like "lest" and prefixes like "meta-", and writing in first person plural) here are some thoughts on blogging, brought to us by

"Blog" itself is short for "weblog," which is short for "we blog because we weren't very popular in high school and we're trying to gain respect and admiration without actually having to be around people."

Creating your own blog is about as easy as creating your own urine, and you're about as likely to find someone else interested in it. One popular technique for building readership is to send e-mail to more well-trafficked blogs offering to exchange links with them. One popular response from those blogs is to laugh derisively and hit the Delete button.

Another approach for advertising your blog is to mention it as much as possible in conversation; you'd be surprised how many people are fascinated to hear you have a blog and want to know more, especially if you were expecting the number to be greater than zero.

The rest of the article seemed fairly irrelevent to me, but this section made me laugh out loud...


At 9/09/2006 7:27 AM, Blogger Morgan said...

you have a blog?

At 9/09/2006 8:12 AM, Blogger ~Lori said...

So what does it say about me that I AM interested in other folks' blogs? Oh, well - I've always known I'm weird as all hell. :)

At 9/09/2006 4:29 PM, Blogger e4 said...

morgan - Yes. And urine too!

Lori - That's why I married you. Who wants to be around normal people all the time??

At 9/26/2006 2:14 PM, Blogger Hopeful Agrarian said...

Now I feel much better about myself (and my blog) Thanks for sharing. :)


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