I love rebel bloggers. One minute I’m scrolling through my Google reader, and the next thing I know an audacious headline reaches out, grabs me by the neck and threatens to slap every speck of conventional blogging wisdom clean out of my head.
Of course then I simply have to keep reading even though it’s risky business to open up a post written by someone who obviously slammed seven shots of Crazy for breakfast and polished off a plateful of Bravado for lunch.
Risky business, indeed.
While everyone in Blogtopia insists the only way to get to Point B from Point A is by following the highlighted areas on the Mega Blogger RoadMap, the rebel blogger grabs the map, shakes it out, and holds it up to the light. And that’s when you see the gaping holes that have been there all along.
Left hook to the ego and down you go.
Then, when you’re sprawled out on the floor wondering how you’re ever going to patch up that map, the rebel blogger tells you what your blogging life could look like if you simply scrapped that sucker altogether.
“Impossible!” you think. But then, as you pick yourself off the floor, dusting bits of broken pride off the seat of your pants, you wonder, “What if?”
Love them or hate them, agree or disagree, that’s what blogging rebels do. They stomp all over our precious blogging beliefs until all that remains is our imagination–that place inside us that dares to wonder, “What if I went this way instead of that way?”
And another rebel blogger is born.
Today I’m applauding three rebel bloggers:
Abubakar Jamil for having the courage to ask, ‘Are Guest Posts Really Worth the Effort?’
Everett Bogue for turning off comments and writing, ‘7 Ways to Invest Your Time (Besides Commenting on Blogs).
Preeti Bhatt for staying true to herself and sharing her, ‘Top 10 Reasons Why I am Not on Twitter.’
Thank you all for holding the map up to the light.
Your turn: Are you a rebel blogger? Feel free to salute your favorite rebels in the comments.
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