Advice to the wannabe

If you don’t like the current wisdom on how to do your own blog, all you have to do is wait a few minutes, and something marginally fresher will come along. This one dropped into my lap yesterday: “10 Shortcuts for Writing a Blog Post in Record Time.”

Usually this is the point where I say I don’t do any of these and I’m doing fine, Jack. But I have to admit to using one of these, and using it quite often; that would be Number Three, “Practice Content Recycling.” I wouldn’t say I’m the absolute master of repurposing, but of all the blog vu, I’ve got to have some of the déjà-est.


  1. Dan T. »

    15 December 2013 · 7:38 am

    I’d rather it not be so quick and easy to make blog posts (and other online articles)… my various feeds are so overloaded as it is that it’s sapping lots of my free time, so I’d be better off if people I follow would write fewer (but high-quality) posts. If you don’t have anything meaningful to say, just don’t say anything; don’t waste everybody’s time “recycling” stuff just to keep a marketing buzz going or whatever you’re trying to do.

  2. Charles Pergiel »

    15 December 2013 · 4:04 pm

    My biggest problem is with writing coherent sentences. They are perfectly clear in my mind but in getting translated to the keyboard I often drop a word or two. Some of these I catch on my first read through. Some of them I don’t catch until months later. I am sure there are dozens of words out wandering around in never-never land that didn’t make it to my finger tips.

  3. roger green »

    15 December 2013 · 4:45 pm

    Actually, I have decided to repurpose items from my blog to my newspaper blog, at the suggestion of fellow newspaper bloggers. But not everything, at my choice.

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