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Posted 11th January 2008 at 21:52 by Casper
Updated 11th January 2008 at 21:58 by Casper

Well fellow XLF’ers (and guests), this is my very first blog…ever. Anywhere. Yep, you scummy, dirty bikers took yet another cherry; I hope you’re happy! I think you owe me dinner for that. *sniffle*

Fortunately, it seems I’m not alone. It looks like most of us don’t really know much about blogs or blogging. Like replacing your first set of lifters, you read up what you can on it and Hail Mary the rest. You’re gonna screw up the first few times, but at least here, you won’t hear a giant ‘ka-thunk’ and watch part of your computer hit the ground when you do, so this kind of screw-up ain’t quite so bad. But to minimize the ka-thunk I did a little reading. This blog stuff is almost scary.

There's all sorts of things to this blog gig. There are pros, rules/guidelines (which are kind of like a cop telling you that you should probably move along - it's just a recommendation, but saying no isn't wise), and a LOT of dedication! One site recommended writing one extra blog a week (they said that if you write 4 normally, write 5 - keep one for a rainy day). Even without the extra, FOUR BLOGS A WEEK? And here was my favourite: focus groups. You believe that? A friggin' focus group!! Get some of your friends, give them a preview of the blog, see what they think, and pray one of them doesn't rip you off and post it under his name first. At 4 blogs a week, I'd have no choice; I'd have to become one of those 'pros'. Who'd have the time to hold down a real job with all that time spent to blogging?

Here I was, thinking we’d just talk about whatever; now I find out this blog stuff is serious business! I’m kind of worried now. If I blog on the wrong site, is KewlKat512 gonna send me threatening emails in Kidnap font until I get off his/her turf? I always expected I’d get the Hoffa treatment from some big-ass biker or a three-piece suit in a Caddy, but never from a 13 year old kid in Momma’s basement!

Needless to say, that ain't gonna be my style. There'll be no scheduled updates, no big master plan, and sadly, no getting paid for this (um...Bert? Can we talk?). Just some regular guy jabbering about what's on his mind. Sorry to disappoint.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled life, already in progress.
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    Screw Loose Dan's Avatar
    Bloggers do take themselves a little too seriously. I'm not quite as green as you as I've had a few blogs over the years. But, never anything as ridicules as 4 posts per week (well, the one for my Alaska trip doesn't count, cause that was just ride updates).
    Posted 12th January 2008 at 01:19 by Screw Loose Dan Screw Loose Dan is offline
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    I think you've hit a home run for your first B post.

    Kudos, you got me interested... Good writing.
    Posted 7th March 2008 at 16:47 by Paulie420 Paulie420 is offline
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    Well, this is my first blog post....ever! (I'm SUCH a loser!) LOL! Loved your post....very impressive!
    Posted 1st May 2009 at 00:40 by TessArooo TessArooo is offline
 


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