Do you think your blog posts are stupid too?

Many times I’ve given up on the idea of posting about something because I though: "hmm… why should I post about that? People may think it was a stupid post, because everybody should know about this or the other…". At Alt.net I heard others expressing the same feeling.

I read some posts out there that are so insightful and in-depth that makes me think why post anything when there’s already a lot of great material posted by others.

I think I was looking at this from the wrong perspective.

For one thing, every once in a while I see one of my guru bloggers post about some little thing that I’ve known for years, and I’m like "hmmm, dang… I should have posted about that".  🙂

Another thing is the discoverability of the information. For instance, people that come to my blog are usually people who…

  1. …have seen me presenting at conferences or user groups, or
  2. …have read my articles, or
  3. …are my clients, or
  4. …come from the Visual FoxPro community, and knew me from there

All these people may not know about some of the great bloggers out there that I follow, or may not see the relevance of some of the information available out there, or it can even be that the information is presented in such a way that’s not easy for people to grasp, so I think it’s a good idea for me to aggregate some of this information, with links, comments, etc., and present it to my readers in the way I see fit (I mean, I may be able to find some way to make it a little easier for others to understand something important posted by other bloggers).

And last but not least, I can always come back to my own blog to search for things I may not know off the top of my head all the time.  🙂

So the bottom line here is: blog away! A simple post of yours pointing to somebody else’s post with a little comment as to why you think it is important may be very helpful for your readers.

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  1. #1 by Unknown on October 24, 2007 - 4:49 am

    I expect my blog posts to be of the stupid nature!;-)

  2. #2 by Claudio on October 24, 2007 - 10:40 am

    Nice.  =:-D

  3. #3 by Unknown on October 26, 2007 - 8:02 am

    I don\’t know you from any of those.  I know you from comments on other people\’s blogs (mine, specifically).   Personally, every blog I\’ve ever written is one I consider stupid.  I let that keep me from writing books, but not blogs.  I figure that a blog is like a personal magazine, and everyone who reads mine expects me to be a little stupid.  I\’ve even admitted it to the world from my ObjectMentor blog. Blog away.  Blog links if you must, and exalt the obvious.  Even the obvious is a surprise to someone.  As a total deviation from the topic: I\’m not a member of the windows community in any way, and only got here because a client (years ago) required me to have an MSN account.  I don\’t think I would have signed up for an MSN ID just to post a comment to you.  Is the Live ID thing working okay for you, and does it bother you that non-windows people might not be able to comment?

  4. #4 by Claudio on November 5, 2007 - 9:23 am

    Hmm, good question. I really haven\’t thought about that at all. The Live ID thing has been working alright, but I hadn\’t really thought about the fact that one has to log in in order to post comments… I guess that\’s giving me something to think about now.  🙂
     
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