Welcome to November! Hopefully this month holds lots of goodies for the blogging world as we Americans gear up for the Big Thankful Turkey Day and the BIG football game here in Ohio, OSU vs. Michigan.

It’s been a wild week here in Blogopolis. Here’s my G-rated summary. 🙂

“Kindness is the silly puddy version of the never-ending gobstopper. It stretches and stretches and never loses it’s flavor. Even a small amount of kindness can alter a person’s life. So, next time you think you don’t have anything to contribute, please remember kindness. It’s cheap, accessible, and it doesn’t take much of a brain to use.” Oktober 5 http://oktober5.com/2008/dear-posterity-i-was-here/

“I don’t remember sex being as torturous as this.” To which I responded: I don’t think writing is hard, not at all.” Matthew Dryden http://www.matthewdryden.ca/2008/10/29/no-really-writing-is-just-like-sex/

“I want to look at my position through a pair of well rested eyeballs rather than the blood shot blobs I’m currently seeing in the mirror. “ Dave Fowler http://www.teachmychildrenwell.com/2008/10/24/i%E2%80%99ll-sleep-when-i%E2%80%99m-dead/

“It’s a tactic of capitalizing on a person’s inability to control what they say. Silence is the ultimate nullifier of otherwise strong points of reason. No matter how solid the logic, all arguments will fail when given the silent treatment.” Oktober 5 http://oktober5.com/2008/what-to-do-when-someone-says-something-stupid/

“My favorite vanilla pudding taglines are the ones that promise to “deliver results.” Or even better, “results-oriented.” (You aren’t even saying you’ll deliver them. You just think about them a lot. Oh good.) It’s verbal wallpaper. No one knows what this means, and no one cares.” Sonia Simone commenting at CopyBlogger http://www.copyblogger.com/tagline-mystery/

Your blog is not you; it’s not your identity. If it crashes and burns that doesn’t mean you do too. We all want a successful blog with people lining up to comment and pay us homage (I know I do anyway), but it’s really not life and death. Keep some perspective. Go all out to achieve your goals (you have got written goals, right?), but don’t stay attached to the results. Not only will that mean you keep a sense of balance, but conversely it will make you more likely to achieve your aims anyway.” Tim Brownson, guest posting at Problogger http://www.problogger.net/archives/2008/10/27/the-psychology-of-blogging/

“Write about three things constantly: your topic, your thoughts, and yourself. Almost everything you write should have at least a little of all there of those blended together.” Chuck Westbrook http://chuckwestbrook.com/great-content-no-readers/

It’s been a heck of a ride on the blogging roller coaster this week, thanks for hanging on tight.

4 thoughts on “Blog Nirvana: Flaming Bloggers, Silly Puddy, and Vanilla Pudding Tag Lines

  1. Oktober Five says:

    Thanks for the mention! Thanks for sharing the quote from Tim Brownson, too. It’s unfortunate to see people feel like less of a person when they don’t get the attention they expect for plan for on their blog. I suppose that’s a reason to have real friends in the real world just in case the blogosphere turns out to be less friendly than hoped.

  2. Oktober Five says:

    Thanks for the mention! Thanks for sharing the quote from Tim Brownson, too. It’s unfortunate to see people feel like less of a person when they don’t get the attention they expect for plan for on their blog. I suppose that’s a reason to have real friends in the real world just in case the blogosphere turns out to be less friendly than hoped.

  3. You had some good words his week, Oktober. I had a hard time narrowing it down to just two!

    That quote from Tim really summarized the whole week for me. It was one of my favorites, too.

  4. You had some good words his week, Oktober. I had a hard time narrowing it down to just two!

    That quote from Tim really summarized the whole week for me. It was one of my favorites, too.

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