Jeffro2pt0 Invading Your WordPress Dashboard

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For those wondering, if you were wondering at all, I am the same Jeffro2pt0 that wrote the post, “Technorati Lacks Authority” which is published on the WeblogToolsCollection Website. This website is one of the premiere WordPress material related blogs that show up in a WordPress user’s administration panel. We are talking about a big audience here.

Let me say that, writing this first post on WLTC has been an eye opening experience. I’ve already learned that first, since it’s not my blog I’m publishing on, it’s Mark Ghosh’s, I have to ensure that the post I write makes complete sense and is backed up by factual statements or statistics. Secondly, dealing with a big audience is a task all of it’s own. When I wrote the post, I tried to make it come across as the way I was thinking about it. Undoubtedly, it didn’t come across with the same meaning to everyone. Some people took the post one way, while others took it in another. I’ve had to go in and correct things in the article and I’ve also had to defend or re-explain my stance on the issue. As you know, I’m one of those people who has to respond back to just about everyone who comments. Unlike many other blog authors, I can’t let the conversation die, I have to keep it going!

I’m not a journalist, I’m not a reporter, I don’t know how you would classify citizen journalism or citizen media but if someone asks, I tell them that I’m just a blogger. I write things how I see them. If I’m wrong, I’m hoping that someone will step up and correct me in the form of a polite comment. That way I learn what I did wrong, and the article is that much more accurate.

At any rate, the post on WeblogToolsCollection.com is one of what I think might be many posts, depending upon how many fires I start. I have to thank Mark Ghosh for giving me the opportunity to blog in front of a WIDE audience. I’d appreciate it if you guys would send me an email sometime or leave a comment letting me know what you think of the articles I write over there. I don’t know how you would feel in my position, but I look at it as an honor to write for an established site such as WeblogToolsCollection.com You just don’t get those sort of opportunities every day.

5 thoughts on “Jeffro2pt0 Invading Your WordPress Dashboard

  1. Wow, I read that whole article without even realizing you wrote it! Goes to show how often I look at the author’s name. :) It was a very interesting article. Not often do I read a long editorial start to finish, but that one was thought provoking. Just out of curiosity, what led up to you writing as a guest author?

  2. welcome to the club, Jeffro. :) it is indeed an interesting change to go from a small audience on into a huge one.

    Things that I can say on my personal blog, outrageous things to most, garner very little reaction out of my regular readers, mostly because they know me and either agree with me or know that’s the type of stuff I say.

    I go and post toned down versions of the same types of things up at Mashable, and I get comment streams of 85-100+ folks going nuts over what I said (not to mention the stuff that rolls in when it hits the Digg front page).

    Fortunately, especially during Troll Weeks, we’re looking for the controversy, so it’s not a bad thing.

    Enjoy it, though, and congrats again on the gig.

  3. welcome to the club, Jeffro. :) it is indeed an interesting change to go from a small audience on into a huge one.

    Things that I can say on my personal blog, outrageous things to most, garner very little reaction out of my regular readers, mostly because they know me and either agree with me or know that’s the type of stuff I say.

    I go and post toned down versions of the same types of things up at Mashable, and I get comment streams of 85-100+ folks going nuts over what I said (not to mention the stuff that rolls in when it hits the Digg front page).

    Fortunately, especially during Troll Weeks, we’re looking for the controversy, so it’s not a bad thing.

    Enjoy it, though, and congrats again on the gig.

  4. @John Kolbert If and when this guest posting thing becomes a regular gig for me, I will post up an article that details the small, but lucky exchanges of discussion that took place that lead to this happening. It’s not much but it surprised the hell out of me.

    @Chris Thomson Thanks Chris. I hope I can get you on the wordpress show :) If only you get that sweet headset for Christmas.

    @Mark ‘Rizzn’ Hopkins Thanks Mark. I’ve already found that the hardest thing to deal with when you blog in front of an audience of this size is having to explain yourself over and over again in slightly different ways because the audience never entirely takes in what you wrote in the same way. So this leads to discussions and debates where I have to explain my reasoning and my stance about 1,000 different times until they finally get it or it becomes a moot point to talk about it anymore.

    I’ve noticed you occasionally respond to reader feedback which I commend you on. Trust me, it makes people think they are not really talking to a brick wall.

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