Friday, September 01, 2006

Tips for "good" bloggers and copywrongers.

1) Avoid P2P.
That is where the mass goes. Nothing creative and very little good quality.
Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but badly compressed free editions of great movies are absolutely detestable.

2) Try to make yours what you copy.Try to write something creative.But remember:
If a man's work is easy to understand, an explanation is unnecessary.
And if his work is incomprehensible, an explanation is wicked.

3) Use pictures. Since the introduction of printing, and the fatal development of the habit of reading amongst
the middle and lower classes of this world, there has been a tendency in literature to appeal more and more to the eye.
One picture is worth a million words, if it is the right one.
The conception of making a blog out of a picture is excellent. Much of the best modern literature springs from the
same aim. In a very ugly and sensible age, the arts borrow, not from life, but from each other.

4) Talk, if you can, about yourself.
When people talk to us about others they are usually dull. When they talk to us about themselves they are nearly always interesting,
To have a style so gorgeous that it conceals the subject is one of the highest achievements of a blogger.
You also should acknowledge that it is quite easy by continued reiteration to make the public interested in your own personality.
In your journalistic articles tell the world what you had for dinner, where you get your clothes, what wines you like, and in what state of health you are, just as if you were writing weekly notes for some popular newspaper of our own time. This being the least valuable side of your work, is the one that has had the most obvious influence. A publicist, nowadays, is a man who bores the community with the details of his private life.
Talk about “the relativity theory" and most of your readers will run away.
Talk about you cat's moods and most of them will go on reading...

5) Do some physical work.
The best ideas were the ones I had when washing floors.
I have a 500sq meters house and wash daily all floors.
Do not overdo. Remember: think and you'll create the problem of disposal of ideas.

6) Think and Write for yourself.
For the critic the work of art is simply a suggestion for a new work of his own, that need not necessarily bear any obvious resemblance to the thing it criticizes. The one characteristic of a beautiful form is that one can put into it whatever one wishes, and see in it whatever one chooses to see.
When the work is finished it has, as it were, an independent life of its own, and may deliver a message far other than that which was put into its lips to say.

7) Criticism demands infinitely more cultivation than creation does.
More difficult to do a thing than to talk about it?
It is very much more difficult to talk about a thing than to do it. In the sphere of actual life that is of course obvious. Anybody can make history.
Only a great man can write it.

8) The one duty we owe to history is to re-write it. Men are the slaves of words. When man acts he is a puppet. When he describes he is a poet.

9) All blogger's creation must be absolutely subjective, a mood of his own mind.

10) Be fair, but be unfair. A blogger cannot be fair in the ordinary sense of the word. It is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion, which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always absolutely valueless.
Blogging is a passion, and is inevitably colored by emotion, and depending upon fine moods and exquisite moments, cannot be narrowed into the rigidity of a scientific formula or a theological dogma. It is to the soul that the blogger must speak.

11) Just write. Blogging does not spring from inspiration, but it makes others inspired. Reason is not the faculty to which it appeals.

12) A blogger will ever be curious of new sensations and fresh points of view. Through constant change, and through constant change alone, he will find
his true unity. He will not consent to be the slave of his own opinions. For what is mind but motion in the intellectual sphere?
The essence of thought, as the essence of life, is growth.

13) Always remember you live in a virtual world. The Blogger, who accepts the facts of life, and yet transforms them into something interesting, and makes them vehicles of new growth and shows their color-element, and their wonder, builds out of them a world more real than reality itself.

14) Fuck any tip. Be yourself and write yourself.
If it is a good or bad work...who cares? The important is that you have fun...

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