Sunday, July 24, 2005

How to Blog Friends and Influence People

9 comments:

MARYBETH said...

Morning Steven,

NICE- is so underrated

Listening- is an art

I CAN'T HEAR YOU WHEN YOUR YELLING AT ME!!!
(spoken 5 yrs ago, by one of my special ed students, to a teacher , so awful, she should have been banned from children.)

The finest speakers open the minds and hearts of their opposition.

Na ma s t e,
MB

steven edward streight said...

Yes, I agree, you are SO nice, I love everything about you, please like and accept and approve of me.

Ha.

Seriously, you are a good example of open heartedness.

There is an art of debate, blogging, conversation, an art to it, a finesse, a majestic manner of conducting a discussion.

My wife says turn the air conditioner on.

I want to say I'm not hot, why turn it on?

But I stifle myself, suppress my opinion, and turn on the air.

That's called love. Being "nice".

You sacrifice your own thought, opinion, feeling, idea, to maintain joy and peace. Not in a masochistic, victimized sense, but in a sweet, kind sense.

You taught me that.

Peter said...

Blogging is over-rated. 9/10s of the BLOGS in cyberspace are real crap. Blogging's is the latest fade. Everyone wants one...yet most people don't even bother to read the instructions.

steven edward streight said...

Peter: you are correct.

But blogging is an old fad. You could call podcasts "the latest fad" or maybe wikis.

But blogs are ancient comparatively, in the digital realm. The first one, according to the pioneering blogologists, was Tim B-L's in what, 1988 or so? I forget right now.

Blogs became pop with LiveJournal and Blogger, but that was years ago. In 1999 or so.

TV, radio, CDs, DVDs, new tech is not really a "fad".

Blogs are the first universal democratic publishing system in history. Not "just a fad".

The "9/10" is crap truth applies to everything, dude.

9/10 of books, music, teachers, religion, politics, you name it, 90% is crap.

So we have the thrill of exploring and finding that 10% genius or beauty or art that exists...somewhere.

Not "everyone wants one".

My best friend from Junior High hates blogs. He doesn't want one. My wife doesn't want one. In fact, none of my family, friends, employees, or colleagues has a blog.

I'm the only one.

Sara said...

can I link to this "How to Blog so Everyone loves you" list on my online diary? I love it but don't want to mess up your blog (not that I have that many hits... but the whole if one person does it, everyone will thing...)!

Sara said...

can I link to this "How to Blog so Everybody Loves You" list? I love it! But don't want to mess up your page with too many links (not that I get so many hits, just the whole if one person does it, then everyone might thing).

Sara said...

can I link to this "How to Blog so Everybody Loves You" list? I love it! But don't want to mess up your page with too many links (not that I get so many hits, just the whole if one person does it, then everyone might thing).

steven edward streight said...

Sara: I just sent you an email about this re-posting of blog material. Go ahead. I'll happily explain how to put this, or a link to it, on your diary blog.

Thanks for the compliment. You sweetened my morning, amidst all the snow we got last night. I love snow.r

steven edward streight said...

Sara: You were extremely smart to make your request right on the comment form under this post. It helps me find it.

When making a request, don't just email the author, people. Also post the request as a comment under the post you wish to quote or the post containing the image you wish to link to or to Save Link As right clickingly.

I was searching for this post of mine under "How to Blog So Everyone Loves You", but the Blogger search engine couldn't find it...because that's not the title of the post.

:^)