Chris Brogran posted a list of a hundred blog topics he hoped someone would write about. I was planning on covering all his topics with one blog each, for fun, but then I read through the topics and realized that he and I must be very different people. Very few of the mentioned topics are topics that I am either knowledgeable of or interested in writing about. So instead of writing a blog for each topic, I'll write a line about why I won't write more lines about each of the topics. Prepare for a long post anyway. Here we go...
1 How I Use Facebook
To keep track of friends. Also very unwillingly. I feel it undermines the social values of real life communication and friendship. It also takes up way too much time.
2 Ways I Embrace My Audience
I don't. In writing these blogs I'm probably about as sociable as a wall. I just like writing, if people like reading what I write, then all is good. If they don't, shame. Should I embrace my audience? *
3 Should My Town Use Social Media?
No, and I hope they won't.
4 A Community I Love
5 Technology That Empowers Me
My computer. The one that is a part of me. I'm speaking about my brain, one of the most sophisticated mechanisms in this world that we have yet to fully understand or replicate.
6 How Flickr Did it Right
I don't use Flickr. So apparently they did it wrong.
7 How Best to Comment on a Corporate Blog
I don't comment on corporate blogs. Why? Because they are impersonal. I don't agree with their motives; I don't care to socialize in the benefit of their services/products. If I really enjoy their service or product that's a whole different thing though, but traditional corporations don't tend to leave a good impression with me.
8 Ways to Save a Bad Time at a Conference
If all else fails, you can always leave.
9 How I Find Blogging Ideas
Either I just write, or I stumble upon something I want to write about, or I think about what I write about and then I write about it. Piece of cake.
10 Somebody Has to Say It
We humans are not a superior race. We are greedy, destructive, sinister and flawed.
11 My Children Will Do it Differently
Obviously. That's how children work, they differ from their parents.
12 How Schools Could Use Social Media
They shouldn't. I really hope they don't.
13 The Best Parts of Marketing
Is when there's not very much of it.
14 Presentation Skills for a New Conversation
Is something I'm not very good at and don't intend to type more about.
15 How I Find Time to Make Media
In fact I really don't have the time to make media, so as of late I haven't made any.
16 Empower Your Best Customers
That sounds inspiring.
17 After the Event- Carrying the Conversation Forward
Just be open minded and social. Easy advice; hard to practice.
18 Just Jump Into Podcasting- Heres How
Record stuff and post it. Piece of cake.
19 My Community and How You Can Engage It
You can't. There isn't one.
20 Twitter Jaiku Pownce Facebook- And Then What
21 Making a Miniseries
It's like making a big series in smaller format. Like watching Simpsons on a mobile phone.
22 If I Were an Advertiser Today
I would have to be insanely creative to get somewhere.
23 My Mother is On Facebook
No she's not.
24 Does a Big Brand Need You
Judging by the websites I see, they surely do.
25 Books I Want to Write
I just want to write. Books too.
26 Serving the Deep Niches- How I Do It
27 How Women Use Social Media
To chat and spy on people.
28 A Hard Look at My Media Habits
I watch a lot of videos on Snotr lately. I've rented a lot of movies lately.
29 If I Were a Television Producer
I could finally make a show that entertained me!
30 Social Media Marketing vs Traditional Marketing
Social marketing involves the people, traditional just markets a product.
31 Elements of a Marketing Campaign
32 Social Media Campaigns are NOT Traditional Campaigns
Refer to #30.
33 Idea Making and How I Make Something
Through the use of brainpower.
34 What I Spend Money On
Things that are worth buying.
35 Do Rock Stars Need Social Media Strategies
No. They need people to take care of that for them.
36 How I Use My Website
As a playground on a digital level.
37 Book Shopping- Buy These Books
Actually don't, just borrow them from a public library.
38 MTV Changed the World in the 80s- Here is What Comes Next
Nothing. It's over.
39 How I Process Blogs and What I Do With All That Info
There's so much info I rarely process blogs.
40 Ten Guilty Pleasures
I only have one. Doing something else when there is work to be done.
41 The Internet Application I Havent Seen
I don't know, I haven't seen it yet.
42 If I Worked for a Venture Capital Firm
I would be bored.
43 My Day Job Versus My Passion
It's the same thing.
44 The Difference Between Fark and Truemors
I'm clueless. I don't know what those two ??? are.
45 Fixing Conferences
It's something I don't have any experience with.
46 Making Marketplaces for Media Makers
It's something I don't have any experience with.
47 When I Feel Frustrated
I take a walk, or watch a movie, or write something. Alternatively, sing, violently.
48 Branding Strategies I Use
I'm thinking of getting a tattoo...
49 Your Ideas And My Ideas- How We Play Together
Inspiration is dealt in all directions.
50 Friends I Cant Wait to Meet
I'm sure they're out there.
51 The Art of Chaos
It can not be defined. Destruction is beautiful.
52 Telling My Boss About Social Media
I don't have a boss. Like a boss. :D
53 Could I Quit My Day Job
54 When to Cut Back on Web Habits
When you don't have enough time for what's important.
55 Breaking Down My Favorite Blog
I can't hack.
56 Explaining Social Media to Your Chamber of Commerce
I'd rather not.
57 Non-Internet Equivalents to Internet Tools I Use
There aren't any. What I can do offline, I don't need to do online. Though I guess this blog is like an online version of Wordpad...
58 Considering Media for the Rest of the Globe
It's called the WWW. We're there.
59 Twitter is Too Simple- Twitter is Just Right
Twitter is old.
60 The Future of Podcasting
It's in video format, and it's here.
61 Video Made Simple
Use Windows Movie Maker. It sucks, but it's a piece of cake.
62 Facebook Applications I Love
Refer to #1
63 You Are Here
Yes you are.
64 Blogging Tactics- How to Keep it Fresh
Feel inspired. I'm not really btw.
65 I Want to Brag A Minute
I don't really.
66 Who Says What About Your Brand
They don't really.
67 Tools for Blogging
68 WordPress Plugins I Use And Why
Oh hey, here's something I could actually write a blog about! Though for security reasons I'd still rather not reveal which plugins I use. What if there's a potential exploit in one of them?
69 Media Topics That Need More Coverage
The downsides to social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
70 Comments versus Blog Posts
For some people, there just aint no difference.
71 How I Drive Traffic to My Site
I do nothing, and still it steadily arrives. Increased at times. Decreases at times.
72 News- Is it Useful and How I Might Fix It
Nope, don't read newspapers at all.
73 Which TV Network Gets Videoblogging and PodCasting
None in Sweden, but you can still watch all their content online.
74 Franchising My Media
I'd rather not. Read domain extension.
75 Handling Critics
Ignore them, or take their advice to heart. If it's good advice.
76 My Audio Tricks
No tricks. It's all real.
77 Ning Sites I Like and Why
I don't like any Ning sites, probably because I just haven't been to any yet.
78 Controlling My Brand
If you advertise it through social media, there is no control.
79 Sharing and Contributing
With the fall of MegaUpload, the opportunities are suddenly countless.
80 How Twitter Improved My Blog
81 Email After Twitter
82 Facebook Video Improved My Social Network
83 Letting Go
It's good to do if you don't want to get cramp in your hand.
84 Downtime- What I Do Offline to Recharge
Things normal people do. Shouldn't I speak about what I do when I'm not offline? Wouldn't that be more interesting? Actually most of my blogs are about offline time...
85 How I Went From Very Shy to Less Shy
Might post on this topic when I get there.
86 The RIGHT Number to Track for Podcasting
Sorry, didn't understand that topic at all. :/
87 PodCamp Has to Change
So I'm wondering what PodCamp is right now.
88 Shaking Things Up
Would be easy if I lived in a country where earthquakes occur.
89 Joining A Network- Things to Consider
You need to not want to roll solo.
90 Newspapers and How I Would Change Them
I'd write about things I care reading about.
91 Interview With a Veteran
Someone like... Jackie Chan? He won't answer my calls!!
92 The Countries of My Social Media World
There are no countries in social media, there is just a deep abyss.
93 Giving it Away
Leon dies at the end of Leon The Professional.
94 Consulting Strategies for Social Media Experts
Telling people how to more efficiently waste their time.
95 Turning Media into a Business Card
That's what this site does.
96 Podcasting on a Budget
You don't need money to podcast. If you have a computer, chances are you have everything else you need to get started, like a headset, or a microphone, or an MP3 player, maybe you even have a cellphone.
97 For Every Excuse a New Strategy
98 Just When I Think I Am Done
I realize I'm not. Depressing, aint it?
99 Buying Gear- My Shopping Tips for Podcasters
Get a better microphone. If your microphone is good, get a computer that can actually handle a good microphone.
100 When is Free Better- When Not
Free is always better, except when it costs something.
* Through this question it looks like I just did. :P