You know how when you learn a new word, that word suddenly seems to show up everywhere?
Apparently, the same thing happens in the Social Media world. Except in a slightly different way.
This week I am averaging one person a day telling me that I am covering already covered ground. I am treading where others have…trod? I am blogging where everyone has blogged before. I am about as far from the new frontier as you could get. If the new frontier is San Francisco, well, I’m in, say, Ohio.
Yep, I just keep taking ideas that are already out there. I slightly repackage them so they seem different, but in general, I am just another Social Media zombie who spews out things in the hopes that I could appear remotely interesting.
Is this post interesting so far? I sure hope so.
After all, everybody knows how to blog already. Everybody knows the pitfalls one encounters when starting on Twitter. I certainly knew exactly what to expect. I talked to myself for 3 months on a public social networking site because I find my own company so enjoyable. I certainly haven’t had any difficulty in establishing my voice. I haven’t sought help from anyone who had been doing this longer than me. And reaching out to people of like minds for support and guidance?
It’s a shame that my blog is so cookie cutter. What’s really weird is that so many people are 100% like me. We talk the same way, we tweet the same way, we interact the same way, and thus, when I choose to cover the same kind of topic, it’s like, well, the same thing.
Yep, just a carbon copy over here.
So, if you have come here regularly expecting fresh, new, uncharted territory, I can only assume that you are the most misguided of the misguided. I’m talking about things you could learn about in lots of other places, dating back to the pioneer days, when people would tweet to their families from The Oregon Trail.
“Oxen just fell in deep creek. No paddle.”
In the meantime, though, while you look for those posts from 3-4 years ago that say exactly what I’m saying, I think I’ll just keep adding my buzzing blogging sound to the tsunami of sameness. Just in case you’re a glutton for punishment.
You are, aren’t you?
Image by S. Schleicher. http://www.sxc.hu/profile/schleicher