Reach for the Stars?

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I may have been living a deluded life. I thought I was a goal-oriented person, but am starting to realise that I believe more strongly in an anti-goal.

I submitted yesterday’s post to Darren Rowse’s ProBlogger site and wound up on this list. So I went and had a read of each of the blogs shown and found that there are many, many, MANY other bloggers out there who are far more serious and far more goal oriented that I! But then it started to sink in … I was having a reaction … I could feel a rant coming on. Where was all this taking me?

Honestly, I was surprised at the number of bloggers who were interested primarily in making money from their blogs. Not that there is anything wrong with that … but I wonder how the loyal audience feels about such a frank admission, especially given the open, democratic nature of the blogging community. Is this sustainable? Are we all so compliant and/or gullible?

As Oscar Wilde said, "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars". Lets hope that the stars we are following are not just space junk. Hey, at least Diana is sharing the love!


Title courtesy of Spell with Flickr.

3 thoughts on “Reach for the Stars?

  1. Servant – what a great Wilde quote! I could have used that quote in today’s meeting with a leadership team struggling to keep their eyes on the stars.
    Your post, just what I needed to read at the end of the work day.
    Thanks for thinking out loud – keep creating, Mike

  2. Wow. I love the quote too.
    The great thing about blogs is that anything goes. Your goals are just fine for your own slice of the internet world.

  3. The quote is really tochy.
    Indeed, when we do what we like and create new ideas it expires other people to make new wonderful things and in fact we in our blogs make the world better every day.
    If we’re sencere with the readers and ourselves, blogging will be not just a spending of time but also a useful work that other people need.

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