Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Always Something New

This writing gig is a constant learning experience, and like training to be a real man, it sure helps to have friends and mentors. Thanks to Susan over at Book Chook. It seems to me that writing in new millenium just ain't what it used to be, what with the internet and all the social networking, it's amazing what you need to know. Actually, you don't need to know it, but it's sink or swim in terms of knowing the technology. It's all out there, you just need to assert yourself and check it all out.

I just learned about ping-ing and Technorati, and at this point, it's all a shot in the dark, not to mention a huge drain on my time. Originally I had no intention of increasing traffic to my blog, I figured it was just a way to get my thoughts to flow that would lead to writing gigs. Practice makes perfect, as the saying goes. I have since come to learn, however, that writing a blog can be a serious gig, and can lead to other things. It all falls in line with the idea that you should never half-ass anything, approach all things with the serious and sincerity of your wildest dreams, because not only will it make it more enjoyable (or at least satisfying), but you never know where it will lead. Besides, it's your time, make the most of it.

With this in mind, I've joined the legions of Web people and started ping-ing and whatever else it's called. And, of course, being the anal retentive, neurotic person that I am, things did not go perfectly smoothly and I'm sitting here torturing myself over what I did wrong. Then again, experience is the best teacher.

So here goes. Not sure what I'm supposed to do next, but this is a start. Until the next time, thanks for reading.

1 comment:

The Book Chook said...

I totally agree about the time-drain. It feels like I am a student again, arriving always breathless when the lecture has already started, never quite catching up, secretly thinking the cool kids know it all and despise me.

But the up side is that it is study, and we are studying as you say, to be the best we can at this crazy game. And if we can pay forward the help we get, then that is something truly wonderful about this internetwork.