An ideal blog is a resource center for the subject at hand. A place where you can go to find specific information and links to related resources on the web and in the blogosphere. A hub of knowledge.

This site is not one of those. The articles here are often too long. I do virtually no promotion nor encourage linking. And worst of all, I keep up with only a few other blogs. Mostly because I’m too busy ‘talking’ here. And of course, having a life. Thus, my cross-linking of articles others have written is minor.

My recently updated Blogroll is quite modest. While I check several dozen blogs here and there, the Blogroll is my most regular or most useful with mostly-related content. Although that’s not saying much.

There are those out there who skim across dozens of sites a day, sipping at the every-growing cornucopia of sites. But I like to go deeper and digest a subject more. That’s not as conducive to covering the remarkable terrain and the rich ideas out there.

But then, that’s why this blog has the name it does.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you to those bloggers out there who do keep up. Who do keep us interlinked. Who have forums like Ariel and lots of discussion like Albert. And who have the patience to put up with me dropping in randomly, like the half-forgotten relative. (laughs)

Ah well, it’s our variety that makes it all interesting. ๐Ÿ˜‰

hmm – Key Posts is now over a year out of date too…

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  1. “Ideal” is a concept that suggests a right way and a wrong way. Each blog and each blogger approaches their forum from where they are. When I have dipped my toe into the greater blogosphere out there, much of it is a rehash of someone else’s thoughts, or on such mundane topics as to not hold any interest to me at all.

    What I have found so marvelous about blogging, and honestly WordPress, is it affords us the opportunity to synchronistically find blogs that relate, with or without blogrolls. So Davidya, and others, just keep blogging your way, as I do in my way, and let the links fall where they may ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Davidya

    Hi Shamballa, and Thanks. I was not suggesting there was something wrong here. Just making some light of supposed blogging ideals. Perhaps my sense of humor was a little too subtle ๐Ÿ˜‰
    And its a Canadian thing to apologize for everything. (laughs)

  3. Aw, D, I am gratified that I’m still on the blogroll, as I’ve been having an attack of the busys lately. {Take a deep breath; sit quietly; remember the REAL values}
    Serendipitously, I feel much the same about blogging. It is me, spilling the content of my mind upon this pixel-laden platform, and not keeping up as I often wish to.
    I like the way you put it: “A resource center”. I am very happy you continue. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Re: the Canadian thing: You’ve got the apologies down, but you’ve spelled “center” like a USian! Hmmm.Highly suspect! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Your articles are very concise–I don’t find them long. Brevity is actually something I have been actively working on.

    The web, being the web, is interlinked so people find what they need. I have a resources page. I don’t have a blogroll–people find other blogs through comments. I don’t promote either–that would put a different slant on it. I could simplify more.

    As you say, variety. It’s all good.


  5. Hear, Hear…

    My own site has certainly changed a bit since the beginning, but hopefully, it has not sunk so as to become formulaic…if I read another ‘list post’ I think I will vomit, haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I think in the beginning there was more back and forth, and more verbal explorations….and this still continues somewhat now, even three and a half years later. But now it seems to be more of an expression of what may arise from moment to moment.

    But even these descriptions are not so very kind, as the very act of describing is meant to solidify an image of a thing so that one might easily deal with it. But i think language is the fun part ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Davidya

    Hi Kaushik
    When I started blogging, a couple of sources said articles should be in the 2-300 word range. But I think that’s for general topics or announcements, not the exploration of a bigger idea. Or solutions to life.

    In looking at the book I’m working on, brevity is something I’m exploring. I already have over twice the content volume for it’s target size. (laughs)

    A resources page – that’s a good idea. My blogroll already has a few non-blogs. Actually you have a great blog. I quite like what you’ve done with it and the various enhancements like eBooks. I started Key Posts because it became apparent the inspiration arises organically and may not offer a sufficient thread for new readers. But Key Posts itself is becoming a beast.

    Thanks for your thoughts and contribution to the world!

  7. Davidya

    (laughs) Hi Muse
    Yes, I actually spelt it centre but both the Firefox and WordPress spellcheckers nagged me to change it so I succumbed. My spelling is poor so it’s easier to let go than stay Canuck. ๐Ÿ˜‰ My word processor (OpenOffice) has the Canadian dictionary so plays nicer.

    The half-forgotten relative joke began as a reference to me showing up to comment on your Gila monster post but I decided that was a little too obscure ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for the link. It’s called “name space”. I’ve written on the subject myself. It’s especially important for Internet based businesses. Usually I post an information page that then forwards to the main site or have it just forward. If you just park your secondary domains to avoid the squatters, web hosts have taken to using the placeholder page to push their own stuff, again interfering with the intent. One client even had a Registrar promoting porn links on another clients parked page. Some registrars actively promote squatting or creating those pointless web sites that just crosslink each other to get Google Ad revenues. blah blah….

    Thanks for the feedback.

  8. Davidya

    Hi Takuin
    It takes an ongoing relationship and time to get into more back and forth. Some I know even got into guest posts, but those blogs I followed have all ended now – too much work.

    Yes, I have tried to culture that what arises muse as well. And I have enjoyed continuing to follow your posts, particularly as you come at it from the opposite end of the spectrum. This sheds light on my own process and the greater reality.

    It is certainly a fascinating thing, to try to capture the ineffable and put it into some kind of context that may communicate something.

    Thanks for the feedback. And the continued clarity.

  9. Davidya

    Just wanted to state a general thank you to my fellow bloggers for their ongoing sharing and their feedback and support. We may not be there for each other as much as we might like, but our own ongoing self-reflection and communication through our blogs is a support for the community as a whole. That’s illustrated by the feedback here.

    Thank you.

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