The Best Way To Blog Is…Your Way

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Bell
Bell

I like people, tall or short. It's personality that turns me on.

And I like blogs, be they news blogs or highly personal ones driven by obsession. They're all doing it right.

More power to you, Jack.

Jack
Jack

Personality is something that is missing from too many blogs. If I can't find evidence of its existence I tend not to hang out.

Always good to see you John.

Bell
Bell

I like people, tall or short. It's personality that turns me on. And I like blogs, be they news blogs or highly personal ones driven by obsession. They're all doing it right. More power to you, Jack.

Jack
Jack

Personality is something that is missing from too many blogs. If I can't find evidence of its existence I tend not to hang out. Always good to see you John.

Stan Faryna
Stan Faryna

Abigail,

Consider hooking up with Yomar Lopez (@yogizilla), I'd love a weekly podcast show with you two kicking it up. I'd pay a dollar a show.

Ela

Jack
Jack

A dollar a show isn't bad. If Yomar and I can get another 999,999 people to pay the same we'll be on to something.

Got to dream big. :)

Stan Faryna
Stan Faryna

Abigail, Consider hooking up with Yomar Lopez (@yogizilla), I'd love a weekly podcast show with you two kicking it up. I'd pay a dollar a show. Ela

Jack
Jack

A dollar a show isn't bad. If Yomar and I can get another 999,999 people to pay the same we'll be on to something. Got to dream big. :)

Mhelgie
Mhelgie

I do enjoy the way you express your thoughts through audio blogging. I really had fun listening on the things you've shared it really helps me to be more inspired in terms of blogging. I know that even other people might not want how and what I write still the best way to express your thought is on your unique way you dont need to please everybody with the things you do. It is there choice to like or not to like the things you write as a blog and it is there choice also if they are going to be happy on the things you've shared.

Jack
Jack

Hi Mhelgie,

Have fun and enjoy it and good things will come from that experience.

Mhelgie
Mhelgie

I do enjoy the way you express your thoughts through audio blogging. I really had fun listening on the things you've shared it really helps me to be more inspired in terms of blogging. I know that even other people might not want how and what I write still the best way to express your thought is on your unique way you dont need to please everybody with the things you do. It is there choice to like or not to like the things you write as a blog and it is there choice also if they are going to be happy on the things you've shared.

Jack
Jack

Hi Mhelgie, Have fun and enjoy it and good things will come from that experience.

Jeff
Jeff

The freedom to express yourself any way you choose is one of the great things about having your own blog. It can be a very daunting people for some people, but most people find that if the are willing to open themselves up to others the connections are very rewarding.

Jeff
Jeff

The freedom to express yourself any way you choose is one of the great things about having your own blog. It can be a very daunting people for some people, but most people find that if the are willing to open themselves up to others the connections are very rewarding.

Rizwan Sultan
Rizwan Sultan

Hey Jack,

Is it a new way to make blog post in audio format I have experienced for visual based video post but I first time see the audio post on your blog.Keep it up for your new and unique invention in blogging world.

Rizwan Sultan
Rizwan Sultan

Hey Jack, Is it a new way to make blog post in audio format I have experienced for visual based video post but I first time see the audio post on your blog.Keep it up for your new and unique invention in blogging world.

Bill Dorman
Bill Dorman

Well said sir; everybody has to find what works for them.

Whereas comments might not be currency, it does provide a platform for some feedback. I guess you could do the same somewhat just by lurking at other places w/ no blog; but I have enjoyed the writing part.

I will never tell anyone I'm a guru with a straight face.

Crazy week; I'm starting from scratch instead of trying to catch up. Hope your weekend has gone well.

Jack
Jack

Real feedback is good and valuable. I appreciate it. Hell I appreciate almost every comment.

But if you want to measure the success of a blog you need to do more than look at the comments. That is just one of those lines I draw in the sand.

As for being a guru, well Mr. Dorman you could get a robe, some sandals and sit on a mountain somewhere. Try it, you might like it.

So I want to know, did you beat Barkley?

Bill Dorman
Bill Dorman

Like a red-headed step child. Fortunately it was for charity AND on a par 3 course, but man does he have an ugly hitch. Derrick Brooks from the Bucs was there as well and it wasn't much prettier.

We had fun though.

Jack
Jack

Nice. Any time you can beat a pro athlete at some sport I am all for it.

Certainly would be more impressive if you did it in the sport they played, but either way is cool in my book.

Bill Dorman
Bill Dorman

Well said sir; everybody has to find what works for them. Whereas comments might not be currency, it does provide a platform for some feedback. I guess you could do the same somewhat just by lurking at other places w/ no blog; but I have enjoyed the writing part. I will never tell anyone I'm a guru with a straight face. Crazy week; I'm starting from scratch instead of trying to catch up. Hope your weekend has gone well.

Jack
Jack

Real feedback is good and valuable. I appreciate it. Hell I appreciate almost every comment. But if you want to measure the success of a blog you need to do more than look at the comments. That is just one of those lines I draw in the sand. As for being a guru, well Mr. Dorman you could get a robe, some sandals and sit on a mountain somewhere. Try it, you might like it. So I want to know, did you beat Barkley?

Bill Dorman
Bill Dorman

Like a red-headed step child. Fortunately it was for charity AND on a par 3 course, but man does he have an ugly hitch. Derrick Brooks from the Bucs was there as well and it wasn't much prettier. We had fun though.

Jack
Jack

Nice. Any time you can beat a pro athlete at some sport I am all for it. Certainly would be more impressive if you did it in the sport they played, but either way is cool in my book.

Carolyn | Wonder of Tech
Carolyn | Wonder of Tech

Hi Jack,

Wow, what a great voice! I agree with Mark, you should do more audio blogs. You're a natural and your voice is very easy to listen to.

Your point of view is very refreshing. I agree that comments aren't currency, but as I blogger, I enjoy the process more when I'm getting comments. I've been at this a year and it was pretty lonely in the beginning when my comment count was goose egg.

I agree with you, if you're going to stick with blogging, you have to enjoy the process, which means being yourself. I have written some controversial posts, going against the grain in the tech community, and I've praised some tech so much that people wondered if I was being paid off (no, I wish tech companies cared what I thought enough to bribe me but they really don't). One thing I've never worried about is whether readers would agree with me.

I suspect you're the same way, Jack. You go against the grain and you are literally using your own voice. That's why your posts are so refreshing and engaging for the readers.

I hope this ensures you will be around for many decades to come, Jack!

Jack
Jack

Hi Carolyn,

Thank you for the compliment, I appreciate it. I got lucky in the voice department, it is one of those areas that we don't have much control in.

It is fun going against the grain. Sometimes I'll take a position and argue for the side I disagree with. It is kind of stimulating.

But more importantly the blogosphere is filled with too many people who are afraid to share what they really think/feel.

People seem to forget that you can disagree with someone else yet still be civil. I am certainly not perfect in that area, but I think it makes a big difference.

I wish you the same. I like your reviews because they are clearly your thoughts and opinions. They aren't as sterile as so many others I see.

Mark
Mark

How cool was that Jack :)

Jack
Jack

It is awesome and much appreciated.

Carolyn | Wonder of Tech
Carolyn | Wonder of Tech

Hi Jack, Wow, what a great voice! I agree with Mark, you should do more audio blogs. You're a natural and your voice is very easy to listen to. Your point of view is very refreshing. I agree that comments aren't currency, but as I blogger, I enjoy the process more when I'm getting comments. I've been at this a year and it was pretty lonely in the beginning when my comment count was goose egg. I agree with you, if you're going to stick with blogging, you have to enjoy the process, which means being yourself. I have written some controversial posts, going against the grain in the tech community, and I've praised some tech so much that people wondered if I was being paid off (no, I wish tech companies cared what I thought enough to bribe me but they really don't). One thing I've never worried about is whether readers would agree with me. I suspect you're the same way, Jack. You go against the grain and you are literally using your own voice. That's why your posts are so refreshing and engaging for the readers. I hope this ensures you will be around for many decades to come, Jack!

Jack
Jack

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for the compliment, I appreciate it. I got lucky in the voice department, it is one of those areas that we don't have much control in. It is fun going against the grain. Sometimes I'll take a position and argue for the side I disagree with. It is kind of stimulating. But more importantly the blogosphere is filled with too many people who are afraid to share what they really think/feel. People seem to forget that you can disagree with someone else yet still be civil. I am certainly not perfect in that area, but I think it makes a big difference. I wish you the same. I like your reviews because they are clearly your thoughts and opinions. They aren't as sterile as so many others I see.

Mark
Mark

How cool was that Jack :)

Jack
Jack

It is awesome and much appreciated.

Hajra
Hajra

Hey Jack,

First time listening to your audio posts.... really, who doesn't like chocolate?

I do read what social media experts have to say but not to learn WHAT to blog about, but how to throw it out there so as to form a sense of community.

I will blog irrespective of comments, that is true. I write for the sake of writing, I write because I love it, I write because it is my therapy and I won't let no one not coming and listening not wanting to read my posts stop any of that!

I blog for me first and for others later. We need to set our priorities and keep blogging! :)

Jack
Jack

Hi Hajra,

My son and one of his friends don't like chocolate. I should add that I didn't like it until I was about 7 or 8, at least that is what my mom says.

I love what you say about writing because you love it. It comes through in your writing.

When you blog first for yourself and then for others you end up with more interesting posts.

Hajra
Hajra

Hey Jack, First time listening to your audio posts.... really, who doesn't like chocolate? I do read what social media experts have to say but not to learn WHAT to blog about, but how to throw it out there so as to form a sense of community. I will blog irrespective of comments, that is true. I write for the sake of writing, I write because I love it, I write because it is my therapy and I won't let no one not coming and listening not wanting to read my posts stop any of that! I blog for me first and for others later. We need to set our priorities and keep blogging! :)

Jack
Jack

Hi Hajra, My son and one of his friends don't like chocolate. I should add that I didn't like it until I was about 7 or 8, at least that is what my mom says. I love what you say about writing because you love it. It comes through in your writing. When you blog first for yourself and then for others you end up with more interesting posts.

Kelley
Kelley

The audio and the comments are great! I like hearing all of the perspectives. I don't struggle with posting too often on my blog (3x's a week) but posting too often on Twitter. That is my weakness!

Jack
Jack

Hi Kelley,

I don't know that there is a pace for posting that is necessarily wrong or misguided.

So much of it is subjective and based upon your goals. There are tips and techniques that you can use to improve your productivity and or make life easier.

But I have big issues with people who claim that they know the only way to blog.

Kelley
Kelley

The audio and the comments are great! I like hearing all of the perspectives. I don't struggle with posting too often on my blog (3x's a week) but posting too often on Twitter. That is my weakness!

Jack
Jack

Hi Kelley, I don't know that there is a pace for posting that is necessarily wrong or misguided. So much of it is subjective and based upon your goals. There are tips and techniques that you can use to improve your productivity and or make life easier. But I have big issues with people who claim that they know the only way to blog.

mike
mike

Jack, Wow, Love it! I've said, thought and written close to your thoughts in this blog. I agree that there is more than one way to do everything. It's not only blogging it's the social media experts that tell you there is only one way to post on FB or tweet on twitter. How boring would it be if we all did exactly what the social media experts had us do.

Jack
Jack

Hi Mike,

I was very kind to many people who walk around calling themselves experts.

Most of them haven't demonstrated that they know anything other than how to collect a bunch of praise from people who don't know better.

I find it irritating to read post after post of "you are the smartest, greatest person around."

If you dig through the comments you find that many of them are presented by new bloggers who haven't been around long enough to know much of anything.

It is like listening to first graders praise the math skills of a third grader. You can't really tell if the third grader really knows anything. The only thing you know for certain is that because of age they have more experience with the basics.

mike
mike

Jack, Wow, Love it! I've said, thought and written close to your thoughts in this blog. I agree that there is more than one way to do everything. It's not only blogging it's the social media experts that tell you there is only one way to post on FB or tweet on twitter. How boring would it be if we all did exactly what the social media experts had us do.

Jack
Jack

Hi Mike, I was very kind to many people who walk around calling themselves experts. Most of them haven't demonstrated that they know anything other than how to collect a bunch of praise from people who don't know better. I find it irritating to read post after post of "you are the smartest, greatest person around." If you dig through the comments you find that many of them are presented by new bloggers who haven't been around long enough to know much of anything. It is like listening to first graders praise the math skills of a third grader. You can't really tell if the third grader really knows anything. The only thing you know for certain is that because of age they have more experience with the basics.

The Hook
The Hook

Great title! So very, very true...

Jack
Jack

Hi Hook,

Yep, I like to think so. :)

The Hook
The Hook

Great title! So very, very true...

Jack
Jack

Hi Hook, Yep, I like to think so. :)

Elaine Spitz
Elaine Spitz

Jack, I'm a newcomer to your blog, and find it refreshing in an "I'm-not-a-guru" sorta way. Good to hear your voice today...

Jack
Jack

Hello Elaine,

Welcome to the blog. I don't like listening or reading the posts of most "experts" because they usually aren't.

There is a low barrier to entry so anyone with a computer and an internet connection can start blogging and call themselves whatever they want.