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The constant tug of blog promotion

I couldn't agree more. From 43 Folders:
My problem, and I suspect this will resonate with many of you, is that I felt like I needed to do many of these things to keep up with the techno-jonses. “All the cool kids have a blog, and I want to be a cool online guy, so I should too. I don’t know anyone on Twitter personally, but everyone says it’s fun, so I should try it too. Hey, what’s your IM handle? Did you see that link I put up on del.icio.us?” As a self-styled writer, I also felt this constant tug to promote myself, to put my work out there for everyone to see, to network and make connections and hope I could stumble into a break (nevermind that my best opportunities have always come from good old fashioned resume passing and phone calls).

For those of you wondering why you read numbers in the "label" underneath each post, it is the countdown to the last post you'll ever read on 1000 Black Lines.

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  1. Anonymous Diana | 4:26 PM, January 08, 2008 |  

    Wow. Well, thanks for the heads-up because I read in bloglines and hadn't seen any numbers! Still, wow. :(

  2. Blogger 1000 black lines | 2:05 PM, January 15, 2008 |  

    hi diana, i've been burning both ends of the candle and need to take some time to rest and refocus on priorities and that means retire this blog. i may direct you to a future tumblelog i've been quietly maintaining. thanks for reading and commenting.

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