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Old 10-06-2007   #16 (permalink)
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I don't have a blog. I feel very un-hip. I think saying un-hip makes me even more un-hip. And I just did it again.

I think a blog would intimidate me. How would I fill it? What would I say?

I fear my blog would be a blahg.
Char, you could not be more wrong. You are one of the people I was most HOPING would have a blog. You're so sharp, so intelligent, so clever, and write so well. And have such good stories and photographs. You're an excellent blog candidate. And if someone as computer-illiterate as I am can figure it out, then CERTAINLY anyone can.
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A good friend of mine is in Australia right now...It's fun to be able to read her blog & see what she's doing & where she is.

My blog would be so lame.
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I don't have a blog. I think blogs are weird. I don't feel a need to be hip. And, if I'm going to be writing, I oughta take the next step and make it something legitimate that I would consider sending out to a publisher.

Susie, how do you think new writers are being found?? Don't be one of those clinging to the 8 track.

**edit** P.S. And boy, that was a little condescending. "I don't feel the need to be hip. And, if I'm going to be writing, I oughta take the next step and make it something legitimate..." WOW. I think you should familiarize yourself a bit with what bloggers are doing before you get that dismissive. There are big things happening in the writing world, and bloggers are a huge part of it. Your position is seriously myopic and old-fashioned.
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Char, you could not be more wrong. You are one of the people I was most HOPING would have a blog. You're so sharp, so intelligent, so clever, and write so well. And have such good stories and photographs. You're an excellent blog candidate. And if someone as computer-illiterate as I am can figure it out, then CERTAINLY anyone can.


are you gonna call me Fool??

I don't even know how to start one... is there a Blogs R Us section somewhere? Blogging for Dummies??

Blog blog blog... blooog.... I feel phlegmy from the word....
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Char, you could not be more wrong. You are one of the people I was most HOPING would have a blog. You're so sharp, so intelligent, so clever, and write so well. And have such good stories and photographs. You're an excellent blog candidate. And if someone as computer-illiterate as I am can figure it out, then CERTAINLY anyone can.
I would like to see Chars blog...but is this not her blog?
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are you gonna call me Fool??

I don't even know how to start one... is there a Blogs R Us section somewhere? Blogging for Dummies??

Blog blog blog... blooog.... I feel phlegmy from the word....
WordPress.com » Get a Free Blog Here

It is free and even a dummy like me can figger it out. I did buy my domain name for 10 bucks a year to leave off the "wordpress" in my address, but it's free if you leave it WITH the wordpress.
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I would like to see Chars blog...but is this not her blog?

so I just need to cull all of my own started threads and post them somewhere cohesive and... I'm blogging????
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so I just need to cull all of my own started threads and post them somewhere cohesive and... I'm blogging????
Now yur bloggin baby!
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WordPress.com » Get a Free Blog Here

It is free and even a dummy like me can figger it out. I did buy my domain name for 10 bucks a year to leave off the "wordpress" in my address, but it's free if you leave it WITH the wordpress.


I am NOT believing that the word "hip" is on the homepage of that website
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so I just need to cull all of my own started threads and post them somewhere cohesive and... I'm blogging????
That would be a great start!
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I am NOT believing that the word "hip" is on the homepage of that website
Yeah, but that is the part I had to ignore in order to sign up with them.

Blogging is so common that it is no longer hip. For realz, yo.
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Susie, how do you think new writers are being found?? Don't be one of those clinging to the 8 track.

**edit** P.S. And boy, that was a little condescending. "I don't feel the need to be hip. And, if I'm going to be writing, I oughta take the next step and make it something legitimate..." WOW. I think you should familiarize yourself a bit with what bloggers are doing before you get that dismissive. There are big things happening in the writing world, and bloggers are a huge part of it. Your position is seriously myopic and old-fashioned.
RE: "hip," I was just referring to what Char wrote about being "unhip." And you're right, I don't know what kinds of things bloggers have been able to accomplish in terms of creating a paying market for their writing. Do you know anyone who's been able to turn their blog into a money-making enterprise in which they are getting paid for their actual writing? As I said, there's lots I don't know but, to me, being "discovered" through a blog seems about as likely as being discovered as an actor simply by moving to LA. Yeah, it could happen, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.

Now, regarding the second sentence you quoted... I've written some pieces in the past that I should have submitted somewhere and I didn't do it. And, though I consider myself to be a writer, I haven't forced myself to write anything in years. I was saying I'd need to make MYSELF be serious about what I would consider to be "real" writing before I put my writing effort toward a personal (your word) blog. Sheesh... I beat myself up from time to time by the fact that I'm putting what writing effort I manage these days mainly toward Playa.Info!
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Susie, how do you think new writers are being found?? Don't be one of those clinging to the 8 track.

**edit** P.S. And boy, that was a little condescending. "I don't feel the need to be hip. And, if I'm going to be writing, I oughta take the next step and make it something legitimate..." WOW. I think you should familiarize yourself a bit with what bloggers are doing before you get that dismissive. There are big things happening in the writing world, and bloggers are a huge part of it. Your position is seriously myopic and old-fashioned.
Blogging is the wave of the future..and you are hip because you are Heather...no worries...Chill...the both of you.....I love both of you..
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I thought using Hip was Unhip... I haven't said Hip since... hell, I don't know... other than when I walked into the kitchen island and bruised that body part... I just thought it was weird that that word was there....
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RE: "hip," I was just referring to what Char wrote about being "unhip." And you're right, I don't know what kinds of things bloggers have been able to accomplish in terms of creating a paying market for their writing. Do you know anyone who's been able to turn their blog into a money-making enterprise in which they are getting paid for their actual writing? As I said, there's lots I don't know but, to me, being "discovered" through a blog seems about as likely as being discovered as an actor simply by moving to LA. Yeah, it could happen, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.

Now, regarding the second sentence you quoted... I've written some pieces in the past that I should have submitted somewhere and I didn't do it. And, though I consider myself to be a writer, I haven't forced myself to write anything in years. I was saying I'd need to make MYSELF be serious about what I would consider to be "real" writing before I put my writing effort toward a personal (your word) blog. Sheesh... I beat myself up from time to time by the fact that I'm putting what writing effort I manage these days mainly toward Playa.Info!
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