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Blogging is Hard Work

I’ve talked plenty about how blogging is hard work, especially once the lark of newness has worn off, but this sums it up beautifully:

So I’ve swore to join the daily grind and, as I’ve said, it’s hard work. Lucky for me there’s lots of nice folk out there lending a blogging hand. I’ve read through all their archives and it seems the advice boils down to one point, you’re gonna have to write. If you don’t like to write then blogging will be painful.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted March 12, 2006 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    I am in awe of what you have done with this web site and hope someday to be able to do as much with one myself.

    I would appreciate it you would explain what whitespace means when used in conjunction with wordpress. For example I am having a install problem with WordPress2.02 and a poster in, wordpress’s support area, in response to my question has said it is a whitespace problem, to which I responded with a question as to how that could be if you deleted wp.config.php and then went at the install through the step possible when you have deleted wp-config.php.

    His response was to post a copy of wp-config-sample. So I reiterate what is whitespace?

  2. Posted March 12, 2006 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Graphically, whitespace (or white space) is the empty space within a web page design. It can be represented in the spacing between words or lines in a paragraph, between paragraphs, along the sides, within and between columns, in headers, and so on. It’s just “empty space” that creates a clean look.

    Since I do not know the specifics of your installation problem, I can’t comment on what they said to you, but saying “whitespace” is a problem when it comes to installing WordPress, I have no clue. Very strange.

    Just go through the installation instructions in the WordPress Codex step-by-step. I’m sure there is just some little thing that you are missing. Be sure and follow the instructions on deleting the appropriate files before uploading them to your website. This is the cause of many, many problems installing WordPress. Not all ftp programs always upload files completely. This is a problem with ftp programs and servers, not WordPress.

    Good luck. And as far as I know, whitespace is a graphic concept, and I don’t know what they were talking about.

  3. Elohim
    Posted March 13, 2006 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    I appreciate the mention Lorelle. I thought it’d be nice to point out an assumption one should address before dropping on the blogging yoke. If you don’t enjoy writing then eventually blogging will suck.

    By the way, just noticed you’re on the Fastest Growing and Top WordPress.com Blog lists. Must feel good. It’s nice to see a fresh face on ‘em, added bonus that it’s a women. The Top Blog list can drip too much testosterone sometimes. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, just nice to see someone new.

  4. Posted March 13, 2006 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    You are welcome, and thank you. I used to be in the top 5 WordPress.com bloggers for a long time, and people complained. Having no control over it, I knew my site would drop once 100,000 other bloggers were on WordPress.com. A lot of people complained so much, that Matt, Ryan, and other developers or WordPress took themselves off the list, and I thought they took me with them. Guess not. ;-)

    It’s nice to be appreciated, and this is just a spike. There are so many worthy blogs out there, yours among them, that deserve more recognition than mine. Why do they only list top 4-7 on the WordPress Dashboard. Why can’t they do the Top 10? Odd, that.

    Still, thanks much for noticing. The place needed a woman’s touch. hee hee.

  5. Posted January 2, 2007 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    I am new to blogging but am encouraged by comments here re: you have to enjoy writing to really take pleasure from blogging. I am a
    writer! Wrtiting is much more enjoyable than marketing. Thanks for this interesting commentary.


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