From: Trysting Fields Central Communications
To: Bentendo
Date: 13 December 2005 9:50:46 PM
Subject: Re: I have a new personal blog

On 13/12/2005, at 5:19 PM, Bentendo wrote:

>hey,
>
>hows it going,

Ah aight. I had all this cleaning I wanted to do and I’ve only done the kitchen so far. And it’s really bugging me.

Also what will I wear to the wedding? I’ve just got nothing at all to wear. It’s really bugging me also.

I’m okay. Destruction continues apace.

>so i’m doing this blog thing but i’m really not sure what to do,
>it seems really impersonal, like um i cant really explain, but
>i’m finding very hard to write anything particularly good on the
>thing.
>
>tips? help?
>
>i’m not after feedback or anything, just maybe something i dunno

Hmm.

Having a theme helps.

Also a bit of an audience to give you feedback.

I’ve found the best blogs (apart from ones that started from an absolutely shit hot idea to begin with) are the ones that have evolved their own style by trial and error over time. Just keep posting shit and see what sticks, kind of thing.

I started my old one in January entirely for the purposes of documenting my involvement in Neurocam, as was the style at the time. I just wrote about Neurocam to all the other Neurocam people. That was pretty straightforward. But eventually I got frustrated because other things kept creeping in that I wanted to write about. So eventually I started my other blog and just wrote what I wanted and was happy.

You get into a habit of thinking “oh, that would be a good thing to put in the blog” and soon enough ideas start occurring to you all the time. Many of those ideas will probably be crap, but there you go.

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