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Japan’s blogging culture: links

February 17, 2010 Leave a comment

Blogging in Japan: Describes blogging culture. Focus on Ameblo

Japan’s Bloggers: Humble Giants of the Web: Describes differences between the more personal, anonymous Japanese bloggers and the Americans who use blogs to promote themselves

Sumo Wrestler’s Blog Typifies Japan’s Blogging Boom: Describes a celebrity blogger

The Japanese Model Blogs as a Business Tool: Describes corporate blogging

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How the heck do I do this?

February 8, 2010 Leave a comment

How is blogging done? What are the right things to say?

I have no idea. I’ve never done this before.

I’m not the first to ask this question. Nor is this the first time I’ve asked it.

Frequently, when I’ve encouraged others to blog, they’ve been as puzzled as me about exactly what it entails.

And, in the brief few months where I took to some pro blogging myself, I was astounded at how much time I spent writing without a clear goal.

The only thing I know is that, in essence, it can’t possibly be very different from the other writing forms I’ve mastered.

This link, from blogger Valeria Maltoni, titled Content Needs To Get Most of Your Attention, had a useful paragraph. Speaking about her blog, she said:

“Every image, every chart, every resource, and post are the result of careful research and thought. A dash of inspiration every now and then, and yes, we have some fun on Fridays, too.”

So, that’s a place to start when getting ready to publish an opinion on something: Research, research, research.

That’s nothing new, is it?

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Hello World!

February 8, 2010 Leave a comment

This is my pro blog.

It’s an experiment.

As I surf the web in my daily job, I find a lot of interesting nuggets. Things others in my field find noteworthy. Insights into where the field of journalism is heading today. Advice and analysis that seems helpful.

Often, as I read these j-blogs, I feel way out of my depth. How do these people know enough about our industry to make these predictions? To have these insights? Where do they get the balls to make these claims? To be right one day (a guru) and wrong the next (a fool)?

I don’t know. I really don’t. But since Google is encouraging me to use their Google software, and my fellow j-heads are saying “blog! blog! blog!”, I figure, all right then.

So, to sum it up. If I see something I like, I’ll share it here.

And, if I can find the words to express something meaningful about it, I’ll make an attempt.

If you feel so inclined, please leave a comment.

I’d love to hear from you.

Ciao!

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