Blogging Insights — Information

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 Matt Wolfe. I Googled that name to figure out who the hell Matt Wolfe is because sometimes knowing something about who made the quote helps put it into context. But each time I Googled “Matt Wolfe,” Google kept sending me “Matt Wolff,” a professional golfer. Oh well. Anyway, here’s the quote from Matt Wolfe, whoever he is.

“There’s a lot of information out there for free, so you’ve got to figure out what makes your information different.”

Maybe I’m too literal and maybe my interpretation of this quote is totally off-base, but it seems to me that Matt Wolfe is talking about how to monetize or make money off of whatever “information” one possesses and offers.

In that context, this quote has no relevance to me, since I’m not trying to sell anything, monetize, or make money from my blog. It’s just something I do to keep the mind of this old retiree from devolving into mush.

That said, I think all of us bloggers do what we can to make our blogs at least somewhat unique because each of us is unique in our own way and our blog represents to the rest of the world — or at least to the blogging community — who we are.

17 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Information

  1. Paula Light March 7, 2022 / 8:04 am

    I think the best way to be unique is to simply be yourself without trying to put on a persona. Most people aren’t good at personas, and simply incorporate a bunch of stereotypes. I agree that the quote sounds suspiciously like something from a sales article…

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    • Fandango March 7, 2022 / 10:01 pm

      I agree, even though I blog anonymously using my Fandango “persona.” Fandango is me and I am him.

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  2. Sadje March 7, 2022 / 8:10 am

    I agree with you that the best we can do is to be ourself in our writing

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    • Fandango March 7, 2022 / 10:04 pm

      Through it all, you need to be true to yourself. I used to say to people, “Accept me as I am or reject me, because I won’t change who I am in order to get you to accept me.”


  3. writerravenclaw March 7, 2022 / 9:40 am

    Being yourself in your blog makes sense. You can copy others, but what works for you might be different.

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  4. Nope, Not Pam March 7, 2022 / 11:03 am

    I didn’t read it that way, I read it as what makes your information worthwhile. So more in the context of being valid or true. Might be the wrong interpretation though

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    • Taswegian1957 March 7, 2022 / 10:05 pm

      I read it that way and it does sound to me like something that a professional blogger would think about in order to monetise their blog. For those of us who don’t do it for money being ourselves is does make us different because we all have our own unique perspectives.

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      • Nope, Not Pam March 8, 2022 / 2:23 am

        I don’t think that crossed my mind because I don’t associate blogging with money

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        • Fandango March 8, 2022 / 12:44 pm

          I once fantasized about making money blogging, but then I woke up.


          • Nope, Not Pam March 8, 2022 / 12:50 pm

            I think we all did, but those bloggers don’t appear to last

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    • Fandango March 7, 2022 / 10:16 pm

      I guess I was thrown by his statement about “a lot of information out there for free,” and then saying we need to figure out what makes your information different,” as meaning figure out how you can get people to pay for it. But maybe my interpretation was wrong, not yours.

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      • Nope, Not Pam March 7, 2022 / 11:40 pm

        No interpretation is wrong.

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  5. drtanya@saltedcaramel March 9, 2022 / 9:27 am

    I must admit that I don’t know who Max Wolfe is either. I just found the quote on the internet.

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  6. Carol anne May 5, 2022 / 7:24 am

    I couldnt agree more, Fandango!
    Each of us is unique, and our blogs are a representation of who we are! Bravo well said!

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