So, I’ve been glancing around at a few other blogs, mostly the blogs of people who are following me, and I’ve found them to be strangely organized and well thought out.
It makes me a tad bit insecure, as my approach to blogging has been more of a stream of consciousness type thing. Well, maybe not stream of consciousness, but closer to that than it is to what I’ve been seeing.
I’m writing this blog, primarily, as a means to promote myself as a writer. As such, maybe it would make sense if I were to spend some real time on these things, sculpt them into complicated and meaningful works of art, or deep introspections. Then again, if I was reading the blog of someone I was thinking about reading, would I want an essay or a casual conversation?
Eh, I’m overthinking it. Frankly I suspect that blogs are only nominally more effective at promotion than twitter is, and twitter, as best as I can tell, now consists primarily of advertisers advertising at each other and occasionally re-posting something random so that people will think that they actually read what comes across their feed.
God, as much as I love writing, I hate promoting. It would be bad enough if we knew that it was actually effective, but we don’t. No way to be sure what, if anything, actually works.