No help at all
Driving a hard bargain

Don't do it!

From today’s Technology Post

Q: I  really want to blog but I have no idea how to get started. I put blog into Google and there were just too many hits for me to follow. I am very much a beginner and I am not all that technical. Is this going to be really difficult for someone like me?  Name and Address supplied

A: This is an enormous subject. There are all sorts of ways to blog and it can be fraught with many difficulties, but the technology aspect to it all should not be one of them.

It reminds me of wanting a pet when I was a child. My mother said: "Are you aware the dog must be fed and taken for a walk every day? Are you prepared to do that? If you are not, there will be no dog."   You may not have to blog every day but people have begun to expect a certain amount of regularity. And, if you cannot deliver, you may discover there are not many interested in your blog.

It is also important to spend some time on the name. A name can really make or break you, assuming you want a lot of people to read your blog. A blog can take up a great deal of time. Not only must you write your entries, you may have to answer others and in general manage the whole thing.

Indeed, indeed.  A blog is not just for Christmas.  Before you know it you’ll be signing up for Simon’s blogging convention and discussing the latest add-ins for Movable Type, and writing posts about trackbacks.  It’s a slippery slope.  Quit now before you’ve even started.   


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