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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Avoiding The Blogger Cliches

Two cliches I've seen mentioned as representational of "the boring blog" are: writing about what you had for lunch, and diarizing the activities of your cat.

Upon reflection, and purely for our mutual entertainment: I think I've avoided the former, and very nearly skirted the latter!

Obviously, this sort of thing is irrelevant, because you should blog about whatever the Hell you want to, and not worry about whether you're falling into a cliche some other knobs have manufactured. But it's still fun to reflect on such things, because it's essentially a form of social commentary: you can probably learn as much from considering why society creates these cliches as you can from considering the cliches, or the people who fulfill them.

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