I’ve posted before regarding some handy-dandy tips for blogging:
I spent time with a great friend this past weekend, Ralph Ramsey from Rowlett, Texas. He is anything but a blogger and so doesn’t need tips. In fact, just talking with him about "blogging" made his eyes roll up in the back of his head and caused him to break out in a cold sweat. His idea of hi-tech is figuring out how to fit VHS movies into his BetaMax player. I was telling him about Notes and the relationships it’s helped foster. I was also sharing with him why some blogs have such huge followings and mentioned the word "focused." In a rare moment of profundity (he actually has a lot of those), he said, "Don’t ever do that to your blog. People feel like they know you when they hear the stupid stuff you say and do as well as the ‘focused’ stuff."
It seemed right to me as soon as he said it. It has certainly been claimed to be so over at Kristy’s blog. I noticed some comments in one of her entries from some sharp folks who say that they enjoy blogs more when they’re not focused. I also noticed this entry over at liveabiglife.com which affirmed that there are many people who deeply enjoy getting into the head and heart of the blogger through a more random, or diverse approach.
So… here goes: