Monday, January 04, 2010

I Miss My Myspace Blog

I was reading some random blog by a Canadian and it made me think of
my blog on Myspace that I created back in 2004. I started out with one
faithful reader...she was Canadian. I didn't know this woman from a
can of paint but she read each and every blog I published on Myspace.
Even when she took her Myspace "breaks", she made sure to let me know
she'd still be reading so I needed to keep writing. SHE was my target
audience, as far as I was concerned but she didn't expect me to cater
to her reading preferences; she was comfortable with any and every
thing I wrote.

I often wondered what made her a loyal reader and my own family
members rarely paid attention. I had several friends who wrote blogs
or felt compelled to start one and they'd constantly rally for
readers, never once becoming a regular reader of my blog. It was all
good though because I had my faithful Canadian reading my every word.

The more writing I did, the more my blog would get randomly circulated
and I acquired more readers who would patiently await my next post.
While I never wrote to get readers, the appreciation some people have
for your writing is priceless and the genuine people...they made me
want to share more every day. It was that genuineness I found on
Myspace that gave me a warm and cuddly feeling about THAT particular
blog.

However, as I attained more readers, my target audience began to shft
and so did my readers. I started being associated with the "black
bloggers" and that wasn't what I really wanted. I just wanted to write
and whoever liked it, hey, read at your own risk. It didn't quite work
like that. As a result of that, I became a little too involved in the
retarded blog world and my writing just wasn't therapeutic on Myspace
anymore.

Well, today I thought of that blog and the Canadian...I might just
have gotten the boost I needed to get back to the writing topics that
kept my blog seperate from the typical "black blogs".

So, thank you Canadian, wherever you are. I think you knocked over my
writers block for me :)

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Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
-- Jawaharlal Nehru


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5 points of view:

Jay_fever said...

Ahhh...Myspace...as "uncool" as it is now, Myspace actually connected me to a lot of really dope folks across the country that I didn't know and wouldn't have known had it not been for that site. And I am grateful to them for that.

NightFall914 said...

Damn this perfectly captured what I've been thinking about as I looked to how I can improve my own blog expression. My myspace blog was the same way. This was exactly what I needed to read this morning.

Assertive Wit said...

Jay_fever: Myspace does nothing for me anymore; I'm so uninterested in it that I didn't even really care that I lost all my imeem music. It's not the place I originally joined so I can definitely do without it. Like you though, I have developed some pretty good friendships with people I met while blogging over there so I'm grateful for that :)

NightFall914: Can't wait to see your "blog expression improve" :)

phallatio said...

Some of your Blogger subscribers are still MySpace bloggers and readers! Why, I only posted a few days ago! Dip your toe in: the water's nice!

Assertive Wit said...

phallatio: I stopped reading the other blogs because I didn't have links to them; what is yours? I did like to keep up with you. It kinda sucks that you have to have a profile to comment too...not unless they changed that.

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