saturated writing by tnarik
Grandma blogs. Your neighbor blogs. A cat blogs. But why should someone blog?
To be hip? Perhaps. To tell wisdoms? Maybe. To make money? Sometimes.
Firstly, there are various kinds of blogs. I distinguish them approximately in private and cooperate blogs. I want to talk about private blogs.
People talk about their pets, work, private life or hobby. But why should they blog about it?
If you go to your local bookshop (or an online one) you’ll find always one book for nearly every topic imaginable.
OK, books aren’t that topical as blogs. But books offers mostly more information.
If it’s not about raw information then it’s maybe about personal stories. Maybe you’re interested in the life of a Second Officer or an marketing specialist. Is this the key to the why?
So, I asked me: “Sure some people are interested in the life of an marketing specialist but not in this of Average Joe.”. Would you buy a book titled “My Life As A Normal Guy“? Maybe not. People want something special, they want things they don’t have or they dreaming about. Remember Hollywood?
Thus, should you blog? Yes, you haven’t to become one a pro bloggers with 250k readers. Tell your story. Even if nobody will read it, it’s your own small biography.
man hard at work by tearbear
You’ve lost your job? You are failing in School?
Stop crying! Start working!
In the long-run, self-pity never helped anyone. In my opinion, it’s worsening the situation. If you act pessimistically people will refrain from you. Why? Most people have enough problems for themselves. They don’t want to bear your problems, too.
At the moment you may think of all the bad that have befallen you. You may decided that you have to wait. You have to think about your problems and why they have happened. You have to.
I can’t and I won’t force you to change your situation. I can only give you some advice and I think that the future is more important than the past. You can change your future every second. This isn’t possible with the past. The future gives us the opportunity to improve our life.
I think that one can achieve everything that she/he wants. It’s one of my principles. Believe in yourself.
Stop crying, start working!
Did you know that Aston Kutcher helped creating Haskell and Paul Graham invented Lisp? Then I recommend reading A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages.
- Q: Is this enough?
- A: No.
- Q: Why write more?
- A: People remember natural conversations better.
- Q: But information is important!
- A: Yes, so is communication.
So, is this true? Yep. Maybe you know some of this memory techniques. Some are base upon the idea of forming sentences.
Try to remember these seven words: flower, pizza, guitar, couch, fire, cookie and Vienna.
You can try to repeat this words over and over but there’s an easier way. Form a sentence. The more bizarre the better.
A little cookie is sitting on a couch at a campfire in Vienna while he’s playing the guitar. He’s holding a stick which is attached to the pizza which is topped with flowers.
While reading this little story you’ll imagine this scene with a little cookie playing guitar. This will simplify your remembering.
- OK, raw information is insufficient.
- But why don’t you shoot a movie instead of posting articles on a blog?
- Hello? Is there anybody?