Sunday, November 20, 2005
7 blogs 7 days begins
7 Blogs 7 Days
A while ago, I announced a project called "7 Blogs 7 Days", which would be a way to examine and interact with blogs that were selected for their special purpose, rich content, unique style, or practical relevance to this audience and the aim of Vaspers the Grate.
A lot happened next, and the 7 Blogs 7 Days project was suspended, put on hold, while unexpected events, reactions, priority shifts, changed interests, extra work, disasters, opportunities, questions, problems...resulted in a different environs of action.
Here again are the 7 blogs, in no particular order, that I'll be visiting, posting comments at, and blogging about, during the next 7 days:
(1) Blog Business World
(2) Jeffrey Veen
(3) Zeldman Daily Report
(4) Chris Pirillo
(5) Portals and KM
(6) Blogger Buzz
(7) Living with Legends: Hotel Chelsea Blog
I will be analyzing, complimenting, questioning, and sharing the best of these blogs with you.
Now, how about you?
Are there some specific blogs you feel you ought to be visiting more often, but keep forgetting?
Can you think of 7 blogs you could start going to, and learn something from their good qualities and their mistakes?
Join me in 7 Blogs 7 Days.
Start whenever you are able.
Interact with the blog, the blog author, and the blog fan base, as much as possible during your 7 Blogs 7 Days experiment.
Even if your function is attentive lurking and transmitting information in non-blog channels, try something different. Post a comment and be prepared to engage in discussion of the topic.
Mention the blogs in your own blog.
Even a simple citation like this is perhaps:
"I've been reading the Tom Peters blog recently. If you're in management or marketing, you could learn a lot about success attitudes and innovation over there."
Let's go visit some new blogs and cheer up the blog authors.
If you see a lot of (0) comments on their posts, for God's sake, please think of some intelligent remark to post. Let them know that somebody out there somewhere is reading what they write.
It can get really lonely and depressing for a blogger to put a lot into their blog, but never get any reaction from anybody. If they suck, maybe they should stop blogging. But in many cases, valuable, interesting blogs are languishing from lack of comments, lack of interaction.
Agree, disagee, argue, praise, question, joke, do something. Make a little noise. Put your opinion on it. Enrich the content of a blog you enjoy. It's not hard, and there is no further obligation, no matter how anyone responds to your comment.
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Posted by steven edward streight at 11/20/2005 12:54:00 PM