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Hooray For Old-School Blogging

Welcoming some old friends

by j. brotherlove


This weekend I rediscovered the beauty of personal blogging. After a growing diet of copycat hip hop hoopla, political pundits, gossip rags and skin trade, this “brand me” approach is a welcome breath of fresh air (we’ve been discussing it for over 10 years, after all):

The good news — and it is largely good news — is that everyone has a chance to stand out. Everyone has a chance to learn, improve, and build up their skills. Everyone has a chance to be a brand worthy of remark.

Of course, in order to stand out you have to be doing something different; like being yourself. This “social media” movement has amped up the game. Yet, while people are busy creating online profiles on YASN, I’ve been missing that same energy with blogging.

Progressively, SEO is killing personal expression. Instead of energized text and images by dynamic people for the consumption of a select few (or no one in particular); we are getting punked by Google Ads, Technorati and Alexa.

I’m pleased to see a handful of my old blogging buddies hopping back onto the wagon; folk who helped shape this sprawling monstrosity now known as the blogosphere; but needed a much-deserved break.

These individuals have little concern for usurping MSM, volleying for a position in the blogger A-List, or winning an award. They are focusing on themselves and inviting us to come along for the ride.

Welcome Back

I’ve missed you guys.

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Thanks. It’s good to be back. I just needed time to re-energize.

Thanks baby. It is good to be back. And it’s good to see Bernie back as well.

It is difficult to get back into it after over a month, and I am not quite there yet. I am back. Sorta. kthxbai.

It feels good to be back-ish, but I’m still trying to figure out my brand. To constantly complain about things I have no power over? I might have something there. ;-)

Thanks J. This return to form feels better than ever.

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