You have to start somewhere

Well, you gotta give me credit for knowing what motivates me— six days ago I wrote a century-long task list under the grand title “Get New Blog Going,” and over the following five days I managed to complete a whopping two of the hundred items, both under the sub-heading “Make It Pretty,” and neither having anything to do with actual writing.

Yesterday morning I was wondering how to force myself to stop playing around and get some real, non-lorem-ipsum content out into the ether. And the answer I came up with was this: invite people over. If you’re at home alone you’re much more inclined to sit around in your underwear and not worry about the dishes piling up. But if you think guests will be arriving at any moment, it’s time to take the dirty socks off the sofa and make sure there are drinks in the fridge.

So despite the blatant lack of content, I got the feeds burning and the Technorati Technorati-ing, and here you are. Welcome to the party. I’ll be back in five with the snacks.

  • http://www.collectiveheartburn.com/ Jonathan

    HA! What a good start. Love the analogy with the dishes and the socks. I used to throw parties every few months just to give myself a reason to clean the place.

  • http://www.collectiveheartburn.com Jonathan

    HA! What a good start. Love the analogy with the dishes and the socks. I used to throw parties every few months just to give myself a reason to clean the place.

  • http://lindsay.at/blog Adam

    Dude, feedburner is the place to go, if you care about your feed numbers. I didn’t think much of it before, but since trying the freebie version, it’s a pretty nice service, sitting pretty well next to technorati and google analytics.

    (but of course, they’re really addicting in that “do they like me” way.)

  • http://lindsay.at/blog Adam

    Dude, feedburner is the place to go, if you care about your feed numbers. I didn’t think much of it before, but since trying the freebie version, it’s a pretty nice service, sitting pretty well next to technorati and google analytics.

    (but of course, they’re really addicting in that “do they like me” way.)

  • http://lindsay.at/blog Adam

    I was gonna suggest you look at feedburner, but you have it going already. Except not all your feed links point there. Look at Steve Smith’s plugin for that, and you should be good to go.
    (http://orderedlist.com/articles/wordpress-feedburner-plugin/)

  • http://lindsay.at/blog Adam

    I was gonna suggest you look at feedburner, but you have it going already. Except not all your feed links point there. Look at Steve Smith’s plugin for that, and you should be good to go.
    (http://orderedlist.com/articles/wordpress-feedburner-plugin/)