I was talking with two of my friends about my writer or blogger post and how it does not conform to what you usually read from me, I don't usually go off on a rant, and certainly don't swear at my readers. However, I am not going to apologise for any offending content as this is a blog regulated by one person, me.I would like to thank everyone who had a positive reaction to the last post and I have decided to go ahead and expand on that idea.
If you read the last post you will know that Technorati is the end all for blogging at the moment. Technorati generates a tag cloud and a lot of people will go over to Technorati and choose something from the tag cloud to write about.If you imagine blogging as a baseball game, with professional players and people who play for town leagues and private clubs, similar to the blogging world, there are pros, and there are people who blog for fun, and there are those who blog to become professional. Big Bloggers are the Dodgers and the Yankees and I guess I am part of the small town league of Boise, Idaho. Don't caddy for the pros, don't go to Technorati and pick up the latest tag to write about, BS your way through the post, and job done, I have written about something everyone is writing about! Especially, if you are a mediocre writer, you should not be surprised that no one cares what you are writing about, when others have already written about it, and some of the pros, are really compelling writers.
Instead of being the person chasing that ball all the time, you have go to think to yourself, I am going to BE the ball that everyone is chasing, take them in a new direction, my direction! Once you realise that if you write about what you know, and what you are passionate about, then you become compelling, interesting, you become WORTH something, and then you become..wait for it… a pro!