How many times have you published a really good post, something that you thought was a finely crafted model of trenchant wit and amusing scholarly insight, only to have it sink into the vast waters of the blogosphere with barely a ripple? How many times have you thought that here at last is something that will get me a bit of recognition from the blogerati , only to be wrong? I think that this happens to almost all bloggers, big and small. Sometimes it’s just timing. If you put up a really good post about your kid or some arcane bit of knowledge on the same day that Britney Spears assassinates Yasser Arafat, it’s not to get the attention it would have otherwise deserved. Sometimes there is no good explanation, as the child of your mind sits there, ignored, a wallflower at the school dance, while everyone around you dances with the popular kids.
Frustrating, isn’t it? Don’t you just want to find the nearest water tower, climb up and start taking potshots? I know I do, and I’ve got at least a half-decent record at attracting attention from my betters. The problem is that there is no proven acceptable way of saying Hey you lot, take a look at this ! And admit, you know you want them to. Blogging, if nothing else, is the bleeding edge of vanity publishing. If you didn’t think you had something valuable to say, you wouldn’t be doing this.
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There’s a wonderful little bit of exposure he is offering, and he’s a great writer.