Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Refocusing on the Little Things

Black Fingered Mud Crab, Southern Maryland, 2010
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So, a few blog competitions have come and gone. In the most recent version, River Mud was deemed to be the 27th best personal blog, 7th best photography blog, and 7th best sports blog in Maryland. All of this has won me......absolutely nothing! And that's what I find so interesting.
Blog contests are enormous online popularity contests having little to do with fairness, or even quality. "How many times are my readers allowed to vote for me per day?!" is the prevailing question. And you have to wonder at some point - isn't it self-defeating for these "champion blogs" to be written by writers who work in traditional print media? Seems like a reasonable question. Regardless, I'd be lying if I told you that I don't love to win. This arena is no exception.
I'm over another set of humps at work, and now some hopefully exciting fall times are around the bend. The next two weeks will find me hunting for geese in Maryland, fishing for God-knows-what in Southwest Florida, and spending time along the Savannah, Georgia riverfront. I hope to spend a lot less time worrying about the frequency of my posts, formatting of feeds, and Google Analytics data, and more time trying to get outdoors over the next 6 or 8 weeks. Fall is here.
I look forward to your next visit!

1 comment:

Rick Kratzke said...

It's tough and sorry to say no said it would be easy. You might not think you get anything but really you do. You get the know how to improve and better yourself and your blog which eguals out to be more visitors.

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