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    « Crap! I'm an Insular Blogger! »

    it's like diagnosing yourself with webMD, but different.  According to Problogger, I may be suffering from a case of insular blogging.

    It's serious, but not fatal.  Gulp.  The first step is admitting that you have a problem.....
    The next step.... interaction. I suggest perhaps a game of tag.... blog tag.

    the.idea.dude - TAG.. you're it. The Good Blogs completely rock.

    I believe the culprit is insular blogging. Insular blogging is when yousit and post content to your blog never linking to or talking aboutother bloggers, blogs or websites. You need to interact with theblogosphere and other people online in order to grow your trafficrapidly.

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    Jules - don't you think it also depends on why a person is blogging in the first place?
    November 28, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDave Forde
    Dave! I do think it depends on why a person is blogging.... but I also think that for the vast majority of bloggers, the easier road to growth,traffic, readership etc lies with the conversations that can be spawned, and the stickiness that can be created. For example, Techcrunch probably doesn't need much interaction any more with it's readers, it's an entity on it's own. Same with Dooce now, the subscriber base satisfies it's need for conversation within itself, Dooce rarely comments, and more often than not, doesn't allow comments in her posts.

    November 28, 2006 | Registered Commenterjules
    Which is think is part of the problem with blogs there are so many ways that people are using them that I don't agree we can have any "true" definitions for things yet.
    November 29, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDave Forde
    Hmm, I got tagged! <LOL>

    I will have a post about you Jules, this week, I promise! <grin>

    Blogging is so much like life, some people like to party, others prefer a good book and a cosy fire. Nothing wrong in either, and often our blogging behavior is a reflection of our real-world behavior. Problogger is right in that if you want a lot of friends, you need to be promiscuous (in a general sense of course). MySpace is a good case in point. For me, I don't need a lot of friends, just a couple really good ones. I'm sure Nelly Furtado could teach me a thing or two to be a promiscuous blogger <grin>. As Ian Delaney would say, it's the quality not the quantity.

    If you wanted to put a smile on someone's face reading this blog entry, you succeeded!
    December 4, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterVernon Lun
    I like the idea of promiscuous blogging. Wait, maybe like is the wrong work, i like the concept ;-) Not sure about putting it into practice ;-)
    December 6, 2006 | Registered Commenterjules

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