And the doctor said “Don’t do that”

Robert Stacy McCain has a whole article on What Not To Do if you have a blog, and at least in one area, I meet his standard:

Never assume that whatever it is you’re writing about is so damned important that people have no choice but to read it.

I don’t think this has ever been an issue around these parts.



  1. Jeffro »

    5 October 2010 · 8:48 pm

    That goes quadruple (or more) for me!

  2. Teresa »

    5 October 2010 · 11:55 pm

    What! Well damn! That’s it. I’m done with blogging. I thought I was THE most important person in the world. Bwahahahaha.

  3. Lynn »

    7 October 2010 · 10:42 am

    That last bit – “Ace gets 100,000-plus visits a day, and if he decides to make you the punchline of one of his running jokes, it won’t end good for you.” – is not necessarily true. Remember, “There’s no such thing as bad publicity,” which is also not necessarily true but being noticed at all is usually better than being totally ignored.

  4. CGHill »

    7 October 2010 · 2:01 pm

    I think I’d prefer it this way: “Bad publicity is still publicity.”

    I’ve pretty much stayed off Ace’s radar, which I have to figure bothers neither of us greatly.

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