The perfect blog readerPosted: January 14, 2014
I’ve been thinking lately that I should write more often on my blog, instead of every two or three months or every other time Flickr changes something in its layout. But writing a blog without a focus it’s very difficult! But after a quick search I found a blog that gives you prompts for writing. Today’s look like a good start:
Daily Prompt: Singular Sensation
by michelle w. on January 14, 2014
If you could have a guarantee that one, specific person was reading your blog, who would you want that person to be? Why? What do you want to say to them?
So, instead of actually naming an existing living personal or fictional character, which would also be a good exercise in writing, I would rather think, if it were possible to build my perfect blog reader, what *it* would be like? (*It* of course being a creature, not necessarily feminine or masculine, but gender-transcendent).
So, my perfect blog reader would be someone that :
- would appreciate my wit if not my intelligence because I’m kind of dumb.
- wouldn’t mind my grammar, syntax or usage mistakes because my English is not very good.
- would still “get” the deep meaning of my blog posts. In fact, given the opportunity, *it* could have written it first.
- would comment on my posts, if only to say “I could have written it first!”
- would give me such rich feedback that a subsequent post will write itself right there in my mind. An ever enriching virtuous circle of mutual learning and commenting and learning, and well, you get the idea
After some thought it occurs to me that some of the possible candidates to the perfect blog reader would be:
- Winnie the Pooh – ever enthusiastic and down to earth. I’m sure he would give me the kind of feedback that would make me feel all warm and fuzzy. That sounded wrong, but Winnie would have said it in the purest way, and see, that’s the whole difference.my cat – already a huge fan of my work but not that good at giving feedback if I must say
- a writing robot – I could feed him with my ideas and he could, after a careful analysis and some cross-checking with current trends based on my social networks most frequently used phrases, produce a short comment that would reflect with a certain degree of confidence what my average “friend/contact/follower” would comment on a given post.
My final vote goes to the robot, so I’ll need now is to write a software that would analyze my text, conduct a cross analysis of my social networks and produce an intelligible text in English. I would also need to assemble the robot because, though just an interface device would be enough to communicate with the software (think input and display units, processors, network connectors), it would be nice to give a face to the robot to feel I’m really communicating with someone. Still, I might be better off with Winnie. Oh well…