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Quiz for Bloggers Wondering What to Blog About

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On November 27th my blog was seven months old. So, to celebrate its birthday, I devised a quiz for me. But if you take out the words me, my and I and substitute you and your, it becomes a quiz for you.

Augustine’s Quiz for Bloggers Wondering What to Blog About

1. Should I blog about what makes me angry?
2. Or should I blog about what makes me happy and/or sad?
3. Or should I blog about what I do and see and hear in my day-to-day life?
4. Or should I report on what others are doing in their everyday lives?
5. Or should I blog about the Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything?

6. Or should I see if there are Bloggers Anonymous meetings to cure my addiction to blogging?

My Answers to the above Quiz:

1. All I have to do is read a newspaper or turn on the TV and my rage rises like a rocket and keeps on climbing. And there’s enough fuel for a daily or even an hourly blogrant. But, I ask myself: am I really a natural-born ranter? Isn’t my sputtering rather feeble compared to the inspired apocalyptic rants being posted by some world class ranters? And I must admit that, alas, ranting is not what I’m best at.

2. What makes me happy and/or sad is most often private stuff, raw material which I may or may not transform into something which may or may not be art – gnovels, paintings, whatever. Not regular blogging material, in other words.

3. No. I don’t want to blog about my everyday life. Not every day. Maybe just once in a while.

4. No. I’m not a good reporter, not objective enough. Too emotional (see No.1).

5. Hm. Now that’s more like it. That makes my little two dimensional brain excited. I’ll get back to you on that one.

6. No. I don’t need to be cured. I can stop any time I want. This proves I’m not addicted.

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  • Mac Diva

    Strange. I always have too much I could blog about.

    My answer to most of the above is ‘No.’ I think the main criterion for any form of journalism is being informative. Too many bloggers are hopeless as writers because they navel gaze or echo (usually Right Wing) kant. Beats me why they think they as individuals are more interesting than issues. They’re not.

  • Craig Lyndall

    Yeah the more I read personal blogs the more I realize that we all live through the same things. The people who have good personal blogs always seem to have some interesting perspective about what they are doing and/or what is happening to them. Or they just have a huge breadth of strange things (real or made up) that happen to them. Sadly, most of us don’t have lives that are that exciting or imaginations that big. The good news is (as Diva points out) we are all capable of doing some research and writing something informational.