In my continual effort to provide value for my readers, I thought I would take this opportunity today to teach all of you something. It is customary, I think, to know something before you teach it, so this drastically limits the topics on which I could present a lesson. There is also, I admit, the concern that I will insult the intelligence of one or more of you brilliant people by presuming to teach you something about which you know more than I could ever hope to know. Rather than becoming paralyzed by these concerns, however, I'm going to proceed with the presentation of an instructional treatise and hope that these caveats will assuage the ire of your offense and sufficiently lower your expectations.
As for the selection of a topic, I am a man of few brains (having, in fact, only one) and the sum of my practical experience in the useful activities of life wouldn't fill the space between a thimble and a finger. This blogging activity, however, I have fumbled at enthusiastically for a number of months and, if you will pardon my hubris, I believe I have collected one or two valuable heuristics that could prove applicable to the activity of blogging in general.
Without further ado, therefore, I present:
How to Blog: A Blogging Manual for Humans
- Open your eyes (especially when you're driving). Look at all these people. Aren't they weird? Look what they're doing. Are they crazy? Maybe. Aren't some of them nice? Aren't some of them pretty? Look at that guy! Wow! What a character. Remember.
- Learn to read. Practice reading. Read.
- Learn to write. Practice writing. Write.
- You'll need access to the Internets.
- Make things up.
- Don't forget about the "open your eyes" part.
I hope this helps. I make no guarantees.
Hello, friends. What can you teach the rest of us today?