The Moment of Realization:
A while ago I wrote about guides and how in some cases they cater to the lowest common denominator. So there’s this short story we’re reading in college by Peter Ho Davis about a creative writing teacher who is teaching at a troubled middle school somewhere in America. In this excerpt the fictional teacher has just given to his students advice on how to write short stories:
I felt my heart clench. I think about explaining that the rule ought to be: “Write what you want whatever you know just a little bit more about than your reader.” But what I want to tell them is that these rules aren’t, after all, rules for writers; they’re rules for people who are trying to be writers but won’t ever make it. -Peter Ho Davis What You Know
Different Schools of Thought:
I was reading through the various different blogs on the Internet and came across Daren Rowse’s site problogger. He’s actually a very well known blogger who writes about how to be a pro blogger. His articles feature tips on how to SEO, make the most out of your Google Adsense and tips on how to be more productive.
It’s a very popular site and he even has some great articles on how to write. And then I was thinking about our site and how we have a completely different school of thought. While Daren writes about the mechanics and logistics required to run a profitable blog, we here at Best Blogs take the emo touchy feely approach and attempt to help our readers understand why the hell they’re here on the Internet in the first place.