Blogging Insights — Anybody Can Publish

For her weekly Blogging Insights prompts, Dr. Tanya provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote is from Dick Costolo, who my Google search tells me is an American businessman who was a former CEO of Twitter. Here’s what Dick Costolo had to say:

“The Internet destroyed most of the barriers to publication. The cost of being a publisher dropped to almost zero with two interesting immediate results: anybody can publish, and more importantly, you can publish whatever you want.”

The internet destroyed a lot of things, and in some cases that’s unfortunate. But as to its impact on the publishing industry, I have to say that I, personally, have never tried to publish a book, either through a traditional book publishing company or via the self-publishing path. That said, I have no quarrel with what Mr. Costolo said about the internet and publishing. Although, from what I’ve read from other bloggers who have self-published, yes, anybody can do it, but it’s not exactly a walk in the park.

As to blogging, after writing a post, proofreading it, and editing it multiple times, I always get a rush when I tap “Publish” on the upper right corner of my iPhone screen.

So if I can publish what I have written to my blog, then anybody can. And I suppose we can all thank the internet for that.

5 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Anybody Can Publish

  1. Sadje February 28, 2022 / 6:34 am

    Ah yes, anybody can do it. The effort should be to do it right.

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  2. Mister Bump UK February 28, 2022 / 8:47 am

    There’s a kind-of implication, when he saays anybody can publish, that any old crap can make it out there.

    Which of course was never true, pre internet!

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  3. Nope, Not Pam February 28, 2022 / 11:11 am

    I think this is two sided, anyone can publish, true, but does anyone read what’s been published. I self published and in all honesty the process was easy, but no one ever read it. So it was pretty much a pointless exercise. That’s why I’m reading more independent authors.

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