Well, as you are probably about to discover, at least for me.
I have always found blogs interesting to some degree; sometimes informative, sometimes funny, sometimes just out-and-out disturbing, but I never really thought I'd find myself writing my own.
B.L. Ochman of FrugalMarketing.com explains that "Commenting intelligently on blogs, even if you don't have a blog of your own, can be a very good way to build a reputation as an expert in a field." and I guess it's working. Already I see him as one to some degree, after having searched for tips on writing your own blog, here I am following his advice and even quoting him no less.
So here goes, todays intelligent-comment-in-an-attempt-to-be-seen-as-an expert-in-something:
"I believe the rejection of industrialized England by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in an attempt to recapture the style popular prior to the mechanistic approach used by Mannerist artists resulted in the first true avant-garde movement in art history."
And I truly believe that.
Another gem from my new B.F.F. B.L. is that "Most people use news feeders like Feed Demon to scan blog headlines. They decide after seeing the headline to click into the post. Tell as much of the story as you can in the headline." Ok, so this is where I apologize to any of the folks out there desperately searching for blogs on arse-sucking. This entry has got to be disappointing. On the upside though, it only took Google 0.28 seconds to find around 733,000 results for arse-sucking (curiously, a number of them featured the words "Ebony Lady" in their preview lines) and only 0.27 to find about 247,000 references to arse-sucking blogs.
Good to know this was just a minor, fleeting distraction.
I guess the secret of creating a good blog is having something to say. Not something poignant, or even relevant, just something. And I don't really think I have anything, at least for now.
One thing that seems to be consistently mentioned in all the blog tips sites I perused was to keep your blog entries concise. And with that, I bring to a close my very first entry.
I can't keep my Ebony Lady waiting any longer.