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.
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:
- Image editing software for bloggers
- 15 of the best Firefox ad-ons/extensions for developers
- Top 20 design flaws to avoid in your website / blog
- And many, many more…
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.