I had the good fortune to be chatting and playing with the ever lovely Shana last night about a variety of items from Blogging, Qualitative Research Books and Holiday Cheer (see icon) to Hot Chicks, and Ninjas. It continued an ongoing dialogue in the limited space within my cranium about the world that is Social Media (and blogging) and I have come to understand that I am a bit of an oddity in the blogging world in that I am really just writing because I am (currently) enjoying a space that I have complete editorial control over. This is not a means of branding, at least not in conventional sense, as I tend to be brash at times.
It is not a means of income as I do not sell Ad Space nor participate in affiliate angles and the like. It could be considered a networking lever, but even there, it is a select few that take the chance to do more than a passing drive-by pleasantry. Beyond that, I dont really write up how-to posts with the nitty gritty of what I do best, as I believe in teaching someone to fish, instead of giving them the fish. One can have the best paints and brushes available; this alone does not ensure joy upon the canvass. I seek to impart knowledge that can be used in many situations over the finite points of doing the leg work for the uninitiated.
So what am I doing?
I think of it many times as I do with teaching martial arts, there is no single solution, only variables that can be adapted to given situation with the best possible chances for success. There is no magic bullet and no written sonnet can play the tune of success. It is the wise person that takes the words and conveys them into situations in their real world in an adaptive mind. Many of us have spent time on the forums and heard many a weary traveller that wanted the simple answers of How To and paths to the traffic nirvana dreamed of by start-ups from the beginning of this sorted mess.
So, in the end my fine peeps, I seek to entertain, enlighten and amuse. I am not blogging to be an A-lister or to make a few cobbles of cash. I am merely expressing the things I find of interest and would talk about with a close friend
so you dear reader, are my friends and partners on this ride through the web-o-sphere. I once started writing here because I wanted somewhere to express. Along the journey there were those that actually enjoyed my tormented lament
so now I write for not only myself, but those kind enough to follow along. Let me leave you with a quote I passed along to my fav supporter Shana (now, now Charles, shes cuter)
The belief in an external world independent of the perceiving subject is the basis of all natural science. Since, however, sense perception only gives information of this external world or of "physical reality" indirectly, we can only grasp the latter by speculative means. It follows from this that our notions of physical reality can never be final. We must always be ready to change these notions - that is to say, the axiomatic basis of physics - in order to do justice to perceived facts in the most perfect way logically. Einstein
In many ways, all we are is what others perceive us to be; as such I appreciate those that enjoy my little corner of the world and its tribulations. May I never need this space for revenue, it would ruin all the fun :0)
Until next time play safe.