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Posted by on Jan 19, 2010 in Technology | 7 comments

A Decent Blogger Indeed

Our friend (and unappointed blogosphere guide) Robert Bravery has honoured me with his “Comment of the Week” award. For those that don’t know, Robert runs Integral Web Solutions and writes excellent technology and blogging related posts to his Brave Programmer blog.

image Besides being a wonderful champion for blogging in general, and South African blogs and bloggers specifically, Robert provides a wealth of information, resources and references for aspiring bloggers who want to move their blogs from the realms of “hobby” to “job”.

Some of the more recent examples of the information he supplies:

Besides all of that, Robert also manages to be a pretty decent human being too. Witness the post that he put out recently: You have a friend in me. Here’s an extract:

Blogging falls into the realm of web 2.0 and Social Media and Social networking. One cannot be social without being helpful and friendly. To my mind this is what true blogging is all about. It’s about giving.

You blog and give away knowledge, guidance and helpful information. But it should not stop there. Your friendship should transcend your own blog and be felt amongst others.

Don’t focus too much on your own blog, but don’t neglect it either. What I am saying is that as a blogger one should be spending a lot of time helping other bloggers in the blogosphere. Showing that you are a true friend.

(Incidentally, this is the post on which my comment earned The BlaBla Blog a weeks worth of free banner advertising on Roberts’ site.)

I recommend that any aspiring blogger visits The Brave Programmer, and that everyone goes and adds a comment and a friendship link onto the “You have a friend in me” post.

Disclosure: This post is entirely unsolicited. Robert has no idea that I am making it. The ad he is running for us on his blog was given to us without expectation of anything in return. In fact, as humble as he is, this post will probably be a bit of a shock and embarrassment to him. Sorry Robert.


  1. Earl Hickey might say something sage about karma at this point.

    As I posted this article, I received a note in my inbox from Roberts' RSS feed that I subscribe to. Seems he had a database crash on his website last night. And his many friends were instrumental in making him aware of the problem, and of helping to get things sorted out.

    Do good things and you'll get rewarded in good ways.

  2. Sounds like a good human. They're the best kind. And what a killer rock star name too! Rob Bravery! Can see teenage girls screaming their heads off in front of the stage as he rips into a guitar solo!

    • A good human he is indeed Jo. Not entirely certain about the rock star life-style though.

      Hopefully he'll let us know when/if he eventually finds this post…

  3. what a great site and informative posts, I will add a backlink and bookmark your site. Keep up the good work!

    Admin Edit: Spamming BlaBla will get your links removed, and your IP & email address banned. Silly tosser.

  4. Wow, greg Fancy seeing this post.

    You are the star not me. It's guys like you that I owe my blog too. With out you, my blog is worthless.

    A bit late to the party, but certainly worth it. I am actually stumped for words, so my cmment is actually turning into mindless rambling.

    Thanks Greg. I owe you one.

  5. quite interesting article. I would love to follow you on twitter.


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