What’s Wrong With Blogging
I once heard of a debate between a Christian group and a Pagan group - it could have been a pretty un-constructive rant like event where one group tells the other group what's wrong with it and visa versa - everyone would have gone home with the same opinions that they came with - however this debate was different.
Each side was told to prepare arguments against their own religion/faith perspective. The Christians had to say what they didn't like about Christianity, what they felt uncomfortable with and had to deconstruct and poke holes in their own framework for thinking. The Pagans had to do the same for paganism.
The result was fascinating - rather that the two groups coming away with reinforced hatred of and anger towards the other the event was incredibly constructive. Both groups found that they learned not only a lot about the other group - but about their own perspective.
Ok - so why am I telling you this on a blog about blogging? Have I mistakenly posted this here instead of on my Spirituality blog?
No - I''m actually wondering if it might be a helpful exercise as bloggers to do something similar.
Let's talk about what we don't like about blogging. What are its weaknesses? What are its limitations? How would you construct an argument against blogging?
Lets learn something about Blogging by deconstructing it for a bit. Put the boots in readers - lets kick it about for a bit - time for a bit of a bitch session!
The rules are simple - you're not allowed to say ANYTHING positive about blogging in comments below (or feel free to respond on your own blog and leave a link below so we can find it). There are no wrongs and rights - everyone's critiques of the medium are valid.
Go on - I know you want to - lets lay into Blogging!
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Darren Rowse is the founder of ProBlogger.net, a blog about the many ways of adding an income stream to blogs.
Darren owns and writes a variety of blogs including Digital Photography Blog and Camera Phone
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