Alright, tell me when I cross the line. I’ve noticed many famous bloggers, influential technologists, and people who just love to rant – focusing and blabbing more on how a certain technology will evolve in the next ten years than how to make practical application of it today. Granted, there are sites such as Engadget that offer the occasional how-to guide to podcasting, or whatever is the hot new topic of the moment, but on the whole, there are just a lot of people, boring myself and I’m sure others to death, talking about how this technology will affect people for years to come. Guess what – I want to know what I can do with it now!
Understanding that other viewpoints are necessary is fair enough – but why does everyone have to talk about the same thing? Also, why does everyone have to devote entries and entries to talking about prospective technology? Whatever happened to actually delivering content to people? Maybe, someone realized that for the time being there is officially nothing new or original to offer with regard to social issues. The war is still going on, the elections are old news, there will always be much debate over gay marriage – so, what’s left – talk about the future of technology.
Why did it become taboo in the first place to talk about your day on a blog? What were blogs originally? They were online journals! So many people stray from that out of fear for lost visitors, but that’s so childish. Talking about yourself can not only aid in a personal touch for your visitors, it provides a much needed outlet. While my blog is a place for talking to people and sharing my most overbearing opinions with them, I will not censor myself from talking about personal issues, even at the risk of boring my readers to death. Visitors and new faces are wonderful, they are great, they are nice, but in the real grand, long scheme of things, they come and go and the bottom line is, if you’re a good writer and you know how to tell a story, people are going to love you regardless. Pick a style of writing, feel comfortable, and don’t let your content become trite and lending itself to only being prospective. Be assertive and confident in everything you write – technological or otherwise – for the love of all that is good!