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Publicizing a blog

 
 
sozobe
 
Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2005 01:48 pm
I gave my dad a blog for his birthday. He's been sending us (family and friends) political rantings now and then, and links to political articles, and I brought up the idea of a blog a while ago and he loved the idea but didn't do it. So I made him one, then handed over the password. He's having a great time.

He seems a little sad that he's not getting responses, though. I'm reading, but I don't really want to get into the politics stuff with him (don't look so shocked -- it's different when it's family members, especially *this* family member), and I'm thinking there must be ways to publicize it so he gets more readers. (It's pretty good as blogs go, he has an engaging voice, but obviously I won't be pointing to it here.)

Ideas?

Thanks!
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2005 01:49 pm
Oh and it's on Blogger, if that makes a difference.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2005 01:57 pm
Oh. Kept looking around, found this, seems to be exactly what I was looking for:

http://www.blogger.com/knowledge/2004/09/promoting-your-blog.pyra
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2005 04:28 pm
Talkin' to yerself there, lovey?

Well, you seem to have given yerself good advice!

It worries me a bit that you are answering yerself, though.......
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2005 04:29 pm
Hee hee...

I guess it runs in the family? The whole point of this was that my dad seems a bit forlorn about talking to himself on his blog...
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2005 04:32 pm
Were you forlorn?

yer breaking me heart!
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2005 04:37 pm
He's a bit forlorn. I'm just trying to get some people to talk to him and make him less forlorn. Some people other than me, if I can help it.

I sent the above link, hopefully it'll help him out.

I'm not particularly forlorn, I'm pounding away at a really super boring assignment that is due tomorrow. I'm about halfway finished, but there is one part that is so jaw-droppingly bad that I don't know how to edit it without completely decimating it and re-writing. Like, this one section is about trampolines, right? (You get an idea of the excitement already.) The guy has a paragraph about how bouncing on a trampoline cures cystic fibrosis because it squeezes out toxins.

Uh, NO!

I've already gotten in trouble for editing things more than they need to be edited, though -- not like, "that's bad!", but "you really don't need to spend so much time on it, just get the big errors."

Sigh.

So I'm trying, but it's soooooooo bad...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2005 04:55 pm
Oy.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2005 04:57 pm
That should help me with my blog. Thanks for the link.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2005 05:10 pm
Just now, "provide shelter from the hot summer heat" (as opposed to the cold summer heat?)

Grrr...

Glad that'll help, edgar! Making the blog was kinda fun, I'm tempted. Not the most efficient use of time, though, prolly more likely to create a website for freelance purposes. (I wonder if sozobe.com is taken...?)
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2005 05:12 pm
sozobe wrote:
He's a bit forlorn. I'm just trying to get some people to talk to him and make him less forlorn. Some people other than me, if I can help it.

I sent the above link, hopefully it'll help him out.

I'm not particularly forlorn, I'm pounding away at a really super boring assignment that is due tomorrow. I'm about halfway finished, but there is one part that is so jaw-droppingly bad that I don't know how to edit it without completely decimating it and re-writing. Like, this one section is about trampolines, right? (You get an idea of the excitement already.) The guy has a paragraph about how bouncing on a trampoline cures cystic fibrosis because it squeezes out toxins.

Uh, NO!

I've already gotten in trouble for editing things more than they need to be edited, though -- not like, "that's bad!", but "you really don't need to spend so much time on it, just get the big errors."

Sigh.

So I'm trying, but it's soooooooo bad...



THAT is BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!!!!!! Trampolining causing cystic fibrosis.

I'd have to strangle myself with my own tonsils to cope with that!

You are a stronger woman than I.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2005 05:15 pm
No no no it cures it.

Because the 4 or 5 G's generated squeezes those toxins right out! Bye-bye!

I showed that to E.G. since I don't know nothin' bout no G's (gravity forces, or something) and he said "but that's just a LIE!"

I ended up taking out the G's part entirely and then separating the "wonderful things about trampolining" paragraph into one sentence with the plausible stuff, full stop, then "A range of other benefits have been claimed, such as..."

:-?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 17 Jul, 2005 05:30 pm
I use my blog to publicise books and poetry by myself and others.
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Synonymph
 
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Reply Wed 7 Sep, 2005 08:22 pm
Sozobe, does your dad know about Technorati tags? This is an excellent way of drawing more attention to specific subjects or categories. My blog gets extra traffic when I tag my posts.

http://technorati.com/tags
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husker
 
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Reply Wed 7 Sep, 2005 08:26 pm
did you get him his own domain or a bog on one of the big blogger sites?
email or pm I'll visit
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 7 Sep, 2005 09:03 pm
Er, last thing I want is to direct people I KNOW to his blog -- just wanted to give him general advice.

Cool about technorati, thanks!
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husker
 
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Reply Wed 7 Sep, 2005 09:14 pm
grrr sorry I asked Sad
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 7 Sep, 2005 09:34 pm
Appreciate that you want to help, husker, that just wasn't the kind of help I was going for (in a few different ways). ;-)
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 7 Sep, 2005 09:58 pm
www.sozobe.com is yours for the taking (at least for now). Go for it.
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husker
 
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Reply Wed 7 Sep, 2005 10:01 pm
I forgot maybe one day we knew what sozobe means?
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