Blogging Insights — New Format # 32 — The Internet

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“The Internet destroyed most of the barriers to publication. The cost of being a publisher dropped to almost zero with two interesting immediate results: anybody can publish, and more importantly, you can publish whatever you want.”

(Dick Costolo)

To be honest, I’d never really thought along these lines, but it’s true. In blogland, anyone can publish and you can publish whatever you want.

I suppose all of us have had the idea of writing a book cross our minds at some stage.
I did when I was at school and my title was “Out of The Fat into The Thin”. It was to be all about my weight issues and diet experiences, but I didn’t know much, had only really experienced failure and it was so depressing, I don’t think I wrote more than a thousand words.
These days I write about a lot of things, try to get my grammar and spelling right, but there will always be typos somewhere. I’m my worst critic so those that get overlooked  are immediately rectified once noticed, regardless of how old the post is.

Whatever is published needs an audience. However, apart from written reviews on books etc, there is no direct feedback to the writer. Personally, I think that is where blogging scores.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Blogging Insights — New Format # 32 — The Internet

  1. Carol anne says:

    I have to agree with you on all points Di! xo

  2. Yes, you are right. As bloggers we get feedback from readers in a way that might not be possible with a book.

  3. Lauren says:

    Very good points. Blogging is uplifting.

  4. murisopsis says:

    This is true but I think the converse is also true – with all the content available on the internet, it is the individual who can choose to read or to ignore. With that in mind the feed back is in visits, subscriptions and if published to an e-reader or a physical printed book it is the sales… The end result is a lot of dreck and some real gems that normally wouldn’t make the publishing cut!

  5. Sadje says:

    Very true, the instant feedback in blogging is a true winner.

  6. I think it is the instant feedback and constant interaction that keeps most of us hooked to blogging.

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