Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Arts

To all of those who read this blog, I'd like to ask whether or not the poem was entirely out of place. I had expressed frustration with the boundaries of schooling and blogging, and was decided to take a step, via this blog, towards creative expression.

Was it too much? Does this blog need more consistency. I suppose I haven't gone over advice relevant to Generation Y in a while, and I'll probably be heading back there shortly. I had doven into the blogosphere rather quickly, and the idea of helping out Generation Yers was an immediately attractive idea for a blog. It offered a niche community that was self-motivated, so it was easy to work for this community because they were so specific about what they wanted. They wanted tools to making their lives work as part of a generation who faces challenges like dramatic shifts in the types of work now available (obviously the internet has a lot to do with that). And they not only want to keep up with the shift, they want to be on top of it. Hence their active engagement in blogging.

I have said this before, and I will say it again, starting a blog is one great way to stay ahead or on the curve. I have found that through diligent work within the blogosphere (commenting on other blogs, and having relationships with other blog owners) one can obtain readers, who can also become internet buddies (Torbjorn and Anna, you two are great!).

I have been able to amass a certain amount of comments and traffic on this blog. This was through hard work and persistence. Persistence = success. Were I to have continuously put as much effort into this blog as I had at one point, I would likely have many more readers, and I challenge you to go for as many readers as you can, as well as to come up with new ways of attracting them, and new topics to discuss.

Thank you for reading and I'll catch you in the blogosphere.

1 comment:

----t h rive---- said...

Nah, nothing's really out of place on a blog. And since your theme does often lean towards struggles, answers and some disorder, I thought it was normal. Really though, I couldn't tell it was meant to be a poem. Sorry. (ha!)

And oh man, do I ever know the frustrations of blogging. It's tough!! I so often want to break the theme just to write SOMETHING, and I often do, but then that confuses the audience. Breaking the theme breaks the flow and shows some inconsistency. Then again, when I ran my blog on typepad before I moved to blogspot, I wrote a poem about my bike when I hit 1000 kms biked. There's always a way you can link any post into your theme. Bloggers like Modite and Penelope have it relatively easy; they already have a solid readership (it seems), and also they really can write about whatever they want given their leadership/advice and stuff area. It's even in their job description!

Anyhoo, keep on it. When you have readers that'll come back, they'll come back to see any new words.

As for me, I haven't posted in a week! any requests?