oh man did I find this here? I dont remember been there. bwwwwaaaap.
There are googles of sites telling you how to blog, but I’ve not come across a secret strategy I have been hesitant to share, and I was actually mostly unaware of it until recently.
This tip will not make you rich or famous, but maybe it will keep you in focus- read a blog you can’t stand.
I keep tabs on (via RSS) of one or two blogs that just reading them can make me sick.
Please do not ask me to reveal my sources, as (a) I won’t and (b) I won’t. That is not the point.
But one of these blogs is by someone that has some prominence in the social media field, perhaps even makes a living from sharing their wisdom, and every time I read this person’s blog I am looking for my ticket on the porcelain bus.
This person gets 19 times the comments I can ever dream of, but every post I read just see as so self serving, vapid, transparent, and Homer “Doh” head slapping obvious, but really it is the subtext of “Hmmm, I AM pretty cool” that goads me.
I put myself in the path of nausea as a self-check of my own writing, so that if ever I feel I am writing in this person’s style, I stop, delete, and go outside for a breath of fresh air. It has come into play a few times.
It does not take daily doses; every few weeks is enough to keep the gag reflex in check.
There it is, I have let my (barfing) cat out of the bag.
Heck, for all I know, I may serve the same purpose for others!