Thursday, June 02, 2022

Two decades of MEdia Dragon 🐉 and Blogging

Though obituaries were written long ago, MEdia Dragons 🐉  🐉 not only survives but thrives. Since 1982, Bouncing Czechs and MEdia Dragons  have linked to thousands and thousands of punchy assessments, storieswebdiary comments, articles, quotes, book reviews, poems and essays at NSW Legislature and Mac computer and other internet revenue related forums and yammers.

“I don’t feel comfortable starting my day without reading the MEdia Dragon as every post tells a multitude of stories  🐉 

~ … 😇

"This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.”

...Steve Jobs, at home in 1982

"Judge a man by the reputation of his enemies."

— Arabian Proverb quoted by Steve Jobs on his Mac forum back in 1980s

"A man with no enemies is a man with no character."

"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding gladfor great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you."
— Matthew 5:11-12, King James Version

"If a Man is judged by his enemies this MEdiaDragon fellow must be quite a good man indeed."  What Muhammad Ali Taught MEdiaDragon About Blogging

If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past twenty years, about 600 people - including me - I would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous 
commodity in the context of professional journalism. 
~ MEdia Dragon - Hunter S. Thompson Social Media App Usage Across the Globe Digital Vision

“When our lives change, when the world changes,
we must reinvent ourselves as writers.”

~ Louise DeSalvo, Slow Writing

You can buy attention (advertising). You can beg for attention from the media (PR). You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales). Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free. 
The truth about blogging is there are millions of abandoned blogs, that over 80% of bloggers quit after the first year, and that very few make it to five years. Hence, twenty years of blogging is worth celebrating.

The tyranny of having a hobby

People fell upon them with desperation during lockdown. Now they’re presented as forms of self-care with the potential to overhaul your life

In all seriousness, this kind of advice makes my heart hurt in my chest. Take the extra time to write briefly? Rewrite sentences six time? Put things away for a month and return to them? Bang away at the keyboard on whatever turns up? Far too many trivial tasks for small returns? Wobbled around the point instead of hunting for six well-chosen words? Many of these blog posts are knocked out an hour before bedtime, and I often don't reread even once before clicking on "Publish."

Here are some snippets of Merton's response to Waugh:

I cannot tell you how truly happy I am with your letter and the book you sent. In case you think I am exaggerating I can assure you that in a contemplative monastery where people are supposed to see things clearly it sometimes becomes very difficult to see anything straight. It is so terribly easy to get yourself into some kind of a rut in which you distort every issue with your own blind bad habits--for instance rushing to finish a chapter before the bell rings and you will have to go and do something else.
It has been quite humiliating for me to find that my out (from Graves and Hodge) that my own bad habits are the same as those of every other second-rate writer outside the monastery. The same haste, distraction, etc. .... On the whole I think my haste is just as immoral as anyone else's and comes from the same selfish desire to get quick results with a small amount of effort. In the end, the whole question is largely an ascetic one!  .....
Stranger Things and Thoughts on a Blogging Anniversary

While You (and We) Were Busy, We Hit 1.75 Million Views In 20 years of  Blogging …

It is said that bloggers and writers are people who, as children, did not receive sufficient rejection either from adults or peers and so are compelled to seek it relentlessly in later life. Jozef Imrich has written the War and Peace of escapes. Havel tackled free will, Tolstoy the meaning of life, Imrich practiced what they preached ...

“Blogs are whatever we make them. Defining ‘Blog’ is a fool’s errand.”

“There are no lines in the sand in the blogosphere except for those who draw those lines in an effort to get attention.”

There is an old Slavic saying – ‘Don’t approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side.’ 

As some of us attest fools are plentiful around the world.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, so watch your step …

Where the Internet is about availability of information, blogging is about making information creation available to anyone.

It is hard to believe that in June 2012 (MMXII AD) the Media Dragon turned Ten (10) a decade aka X and in 2022 is hit two kisses XX

It's also not difficult to argue that blogging has done more to spread knowledge and ideas than any other publishing innovation since the printing press. Here's the time warp sandwitched between 12373 posts and 1,745,218 views as at 3 June 2022, which Media Dragon put out there. According to the MErger, MEdia Dragon 🐉 is worth $16 Million.  [just a bit of legislative joking] The Non-Fungible Tokens  are behind "The Merge", by an artist called Pak, was purchased by a syndicate of nearly 30,000 collectors on December 2, 2021. These collectors cobbled together an investment of $91.8 million. It is the only one of the top sellers to be purchased by a samizdat group rather than an individual. 

Blogs like This one is all about picking bohemian culture's collective brain for bright ideas across art, media, technology, politics, science, sustainability, music and more: X - Stay-ay-ay just a little bit longer

The whole point of writing something down is that your voice will then carry for thousands of miles, whereas in direct conversation it fades at a hundred paces ...
— Matteo Ricci, who died around this date in 1610 (This Post is Either Quite Late or Somewhat Early ...)

This is so surreal in both the sense where it feels like a lot longer and like I started yesterday.

One little blog post is nothing on its own, but publish a thousand blog posts over a decade, and it turns into your life’s work. This blog has been my sketchbook, my studio, my gallery, my storefront, and my salon. Absolutely everything good that has happened in my career can be traced back in some way to this blog. My books, my art shows, my speaking gigs, some of my best friendships—they all exist because I have my own little piece of turf on the Internet.

“Books let you fight well dressed media dragons of 1960s, meet the love of your life, travel to faraway lands and laugh alongside friends, all within their pages. They’re an escape that brings you home..." We are grateful to homes of insomniac especially in Amerika and Europe as without them MEdia Dragon would remain unclicked and unread or even worse 📜📚📒📔📓📖📋📕📗📘📚

15 - XV: Creatures of the Night and Google Love MEdia Dragon: Half Million Hits - “The Second I'm Rich”

14 double 7 in 2016 

2012: Double Digits 1 and 0 for Media Dragon in MMXII AD

Conde Nast Is No Longer A Magazine Company, Says Its CEO

The CEO who has made Condé Nast profitable again: "We have about 70 million people who read our magazines, but we have 300 something million that interact with our websites every month and 450 million that interact with us on social media." - Nieman Lab

 Scientists discover ‘biggest plant on Earth’ off Western Australian coast seagrass meadow Genetic testing has determined a single 4,500-year-old seagrass may have spread over 200 sq km of underwater seafloor – about 20,000 football fields

Scientists discover ‘biggest MEdia Dragon 🐉 plant on Earth’ off Western Australian coast

Twenty years of my blog

I started this blog on June 12th 2002—twenty years ago today! To celebrate two decades of blogging, I decided to pull together some highlights and dive down a self-indulgent nostalgia hole.