Sunday, July 31, 2005

Things learnt from blogging (a bit geeky innit?)

From: A Welsh View

The world is both bigger and smaller than I’d ever imagined.
There is great power in words.
Blogging can very easily be considered work. Lots of it.
24 hours in a day isn’t enough.
Making a mistake and being called on it can be one the best learning experiences you can have.
You really can meet cool people online. And many of them are not so bad in person either!
It’s easy to mix up “it’s” and “its”. Same goes for “your” and “you’re”. Oh and “too” and “to”.
Don’t trust spellcheck.
Blogs are great for marketing and PR if done the right way.
I’ve got friends in low places.
The world is full of passionate people.
Storytelling is one of the best ways to convey a message.
People love gadgets. And porn.
Defensiveness makes you look bad.
People I’ve never met care about me, and I care about people I’ve never met.
Links are a new form of currency.
Blogging is a great way to express yourself.
Blogging is a great way to manage knowledge and lessons learned.
Geek is the new pink.
Smaller is better.
Writing is hard!
Most people are more positive than negative.
Some people actually can make a living blogging. Imagine that.
A well-placed f-bomb can go along way.
Mainstream media is full of shit.
Everyone has a bad day.
Crankiness comes in waves and affects many at once.
Popular doesn’t always mean good.
The best way to become better at something is to keep doing it.
Comments make great content.
Conversations are a great way to communicate.
You’ve got to love what you do to do it really well.
People actually do read Web content.
Making an ass out of yourself will get you lots of attention.
Censorship is lame.
Perfect is the enemy of the good.
Clever writing can be frustrating.
Sub-headers are priceless. As are lists.
The future is text-based.
Content management is a process, not a technology.
If you step away from it, the blogosphere will still be there when you get back.
Asking a question is a great way to get a response. (Obvious I know…)
With that, I’ll throw it to y’all. What has blogging taught you?


Blogger dan said...

Spellcheck doesn't like English english, but prefers American English.

Blogger loveuamy said...

Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft!!

Blogger BeKn|GhTeD said...

Blogging is addictive. The world's first mass distrubated virtual drug.
I'm hooked

Blogger Kat said...

wonderfully put....!

Anonymous 100tek said...

I enjoyed reading this post. But I have a question for you.
Referring to the Gerrard saga:
"It will be a loss for him, for his career. He can say 'I was European champion at Liverpool' and that is correct," - says Maurinho -

"But I can say to him in the next 10 years we will compare trophies at Chelsea and Liverpool. And he'll lose."

What do you think about this interview?
Personally I can say that Maurinho is the most unpleasant trainer all over the Europe.

Blogger Heather said...

I agree especially that writing is hard, but why not trust spell check? Im sure it spells better then me and even if i can spell I cant type!

Blogger jomama said...

Blogging has taught me how to put
some shit together in front of me
and lay it down for others to smell.

Oddly, a few keep coming back.

Nice list.

Blogger flick said...

very articulate!

Blogger Ozair said...

so thats what it is about bloggin huh!!? been trying to figure out the appeal of it all for a very long timee now... :)


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