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Show a little personality, wouldja?

I just had an epiphany!

Reading a blog that never shows any personality, never cracks a smile, always sticks religiously to the “topic” is like talking to that guy who only ever talks about ONE subject, never shuts up, never deviates, no matter what the “real” topic of conversation is.

Don’t be “that guy”.

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3 thoughts on “Show a little personality, wouldja?

  1. I’ve got to add the following, though it be rather self-indulgent:

    What you just described is what I do, or at least, that what I’ve tried to do. I’ve had my blog for between two and a half and three and a half years. I’ve tried to blather about design but, as my tagline goes, it’s also about living in Portland and other things I happen to note in passing.

    I’ve tried hard not to be “that guy”, but apparently I’m still not doing it right. Most days I only get 25-30 visitors, rarely do people leave comments, and precious little link love I send out comes back.

    Mind you, I’m grateful for the links, comments and visitors I do have, but apparently, in some cases, trying not to be “that guy” just isn’t enough.

    Just my two bits here, of course.

  2. I have to say that, with respect to Mr Klein, the quality of the blog speaks greater about the person than the amount of people it reaches. I agree that it would be nice to have people stick in a comment or two every now and then, but I find that writing is therapeutic–regardless of how many people read it or comment. I wouldn’t worry about the numbers. On the flip side, it’s 25-30 people who come to your spot and listen to what you have to say.

    Compared to my little cubicle world, that’s pretty good.

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