Thursday, September 8, 2011

Blogging and Too Much Information

I’m taking this great Blog Tour Class from Dani at We’ve only just started and I’ve learned so much. We are working on critiquing each other’s blogs. Usually I’m a dine and dasher when it comes to blogs. I don’t seem to have time to read them all. I pop in and read what I want, post a quick comment, and then move on.

Since the class started, I am spending more time on the blogs I look at. I just went to post on a blog because the woman was looking for help getting her author portrait taken. (I’ve had many jobs/careers and one was with a great photographer and picked up a few tips. I also hate horrid photos that with a bit of tweaking could have been great.) After making my comments I spent some time looking at her blog and trying to evaluate as we are learning.

In the class there has been a bit of discussion about Feeddjit which shows you where the people are from who are looking at your blog. I saw one from Lansing and thought it was cool because I am trying to connect with writers who life near me. (I just moved.) After a few moments I realized the person was me. Ugh! Now I understand Feeddjit – a live traffic feed and why the woman who had it said she just likes to see where people are coming from. I think that is cool too. I’m scared to add here because I think all my views will be my mother! Does technology give you too much information? What do you think? Are you my mother?


  1. I am not your mother, but probably just as unexciting. :-)

    I need to do a new author photo, too, but I need to get my hair colored first, then find time to schedule an appointment with the hair dresser and then with my photographer. Hmmm.

  2. TMI is a definite problem at this end.... Sometimes all the "stuff" out there is just too much. But maybe that's just me!

  3. Hi Wendy, this is a test comment as your requested from our blog class.

  4. Hi Wendy

    Just trying to catch up on material from blog book tour. Been rather swamped and I am behind. Yours will be my first critique...that's code for 'take with a grain of salt'.


  5. Okay, the Feedjit thing just cracked me up. I can't tell you how many times I've done that!

    I haven't used a hit counter since the early 2000s, but I get a lot of feedback from people who stop by--often in person--so it kind of lost it's fascination for me. I highly recommend if you are serious about tracking your traffic flow. When I was podcasting, iTunes was driving traffic to my (now defunct) news show from all over the world. It was fascinating, and inexpensive. It also came with tools for integrating your blog & podcast, to maximize thenpower of all that RSS goodness.

    Have fun with it! Definitely don't overdo it unless you are interested in becoming a webmaster full-time!