JASON CALACANIS offers searing advice to would-be A-List bloggers. He was fielding a question about the condition of the blogosphere--a point some Irish blogger gazers should consider when lamenting the decline of active Irish bloggers. “It’s (the blogosphere) not broken. You suck. How well you do in the blogosphere is up to YOU. No one else.” If you don’t have good traffic to your blog, don’t complain. Do something about it-- success in blogging really is all up to YOU. Don’t make excuses why your blog doesn’t get traffic. BTW, Google found 1.8m references to the phrase "you suck" when I posted this item. You can get the t-shirt in the top 10 results.
You don't just set up a Wordpress template and install the Passion Plug-in. Passion comes from reading and commenting before you start blogging. Effective bloggers still read the work of others and sprinkle their comments around, sometimes as blog posts of their own that point to comments of others. If you're trying this blogging lark and you don't want to learn about the opinions of others or if your range of expertise is narrow and focused, don't expect lots of traffic. Actually, don't expect to be a good blogger in the normal sense of the word. But that's okay--blogging isn't for everyone. The world runs perfectly fine without bloggers--can you cite one elected leader who runs political party along with a weblog?
Drew Meyers -- "Blog Business Summit Thoughts"
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