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Are VoIP Blogs Unoriginal?

My recent blog entry on the Skype ATA got a comment that is worth responding to in it’s own right:

So you’re referring to Andy who referred to James who referred to said piece? No offense, but it seems like some VoIP blogs lack oroginality. At least you allow comments, unlike another Blogger who most re-posts stories.

As I understand the blogging phoenomenon, it’s actually fairly common practice to refer to each other’s work. The whole “trackback” mechanism is how to get yourself noticed in the blogosphere. It’s also how you can determine what the blogosphere really cares about.

The whole cross-linking thing doesn’t make a blog “unoriginal,” it’s the commentary that goes with the referrals that make the blog original.

One of the reasons I don’t post on a daily basis is that I don’t always have something to say. Oh sure, I occasionally post a “me too” entry, but I like to try and bring up something different. I don’t always have the time or energy to think everything through completely, especially since I have a tendancy to blog during the sleep-deprived delerium I often experience at 1am. I try, none the less.

Smart dudes like Aswath and Martin don’t post every day either, but you can tell they put a lot of thought into what they do post. I wish I had half of their insight into this industry.

Meanwhile, I perservere to provide a unique and meaningful voice in the VoIP blogosphere. I appreciate and welcome your comments, feedback, and traceback links.


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