[The “CFA” print. One of my favorite all-time cartoons. For sale here etc.]
“Blogging about Blogging” was an early phenomenon in the early Blogosphere.
It was such a new medium for us early-adopters, it was very exciting to us. The possibilities it offered us seemed almost endless, and we wanted to explore those possibilities, and share what we learned with our fellow bloggers. So a huge percentage of our blog posts ended up being just about blogging– at the expense of other stuff– art, politics, literature, science etc.
But we all know what happened– after a while we got sick of hearing about it. We’d been doing it for a while, a lot of these “blogging about blogging” posts started sounding like old news, started sounding the same.
So a lot of us early bloggers pretty much stopped talking about it a couple of years ago. We had moved on to new adventures, as one does.
But recently the subject has gotten interesting to me again.
I’m beginning to notice a lot more new blogs online– a next generation, as it were. More specifically, I’m noticing a lot of artists and entrepreneurs suddenly getting the blogging bug. Highly-driven, smart people trying to sell their work online, as opposed to more traditional avenues. Paintings, software, freelance gigs or bathroom tiles, who cares? It’s the worldview that matters.
Like I said in my previous post, blogs are old news in Social Media circles, but that doesn’t mean that they’re still not an extremely interesting, powerful medium, that millions of artists and entrepreneurs could do very well by figuring out how to use them properly, even if they weren’t “early-adoptors”.
I’ve been blogging a long time, I know a lot about it– what works, and what doesn’t. Google my ass if you don’t believe me.
i.e. I’m in a perfect position to help these artists and entrepreneurs with their blogs– “Share what I love” etc. Why not? It would be an interesting conversation, at least.