Karen, you have done it. I’ve read many times where bloggers lament the repetitive topics out there, but I’ve never read any explanations about why it still works. I can see the hope and curiosity reason especially with posts about how to increase traffic (what? the answer is write great content? again? damn!).
Just because someone’s writing about a topic everyone else has, that doesn’t mean they’re explaining it very well or with style. One thing that attracts me is humor, which Tad has in spades (also Naomi from ittybiz.com).
Originality in approach is better than originality of concept. We see this in life over and over again. Great article! :)
@ Michael Martine: My first reaction upon reading your comment was: “AAAAAHHHH!!!! This is the Remarkablogger himself! He likes my article! Yaaaaayyy!”
I really wanted to write a thoughtful reply (in a silly attempt to cause a good impression), but I won’t be able to do it. So all I can say is thank you very much for your kind words. :)
(And thank you for mentioning Naomi’s blog. I didn’t know it yet. *shame on me*)
Thanks again for this – and – see? Not only cute, but brilliant too! :)
Lid, don’t make me embarrassed. *blushes*
Being back online I am delighted to see such original post ideas here :-> !
Thank you very much Karen and Lid.
I guess with original blogging it’s like with eating more fruits: Everybody will advise you to do so but nobody will want you to eat solely fruits.
Nice post Karen.
I would also like to say that people want to know everyone’s perspective on that particular topic hence they read it over and over and over again..:)
Thanks for this post.
I think that there’s so many different personalities behind the ‘unoriginal’ blog topics that it enhances appeal. What might appeal to one guy may not appeal to the next, so it’s nice to have a wide assortment of viewpoints to compare. Me like.
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Even if a post covers the same topic, we are always looking for a different perspective and any new information on it. I think this is the main reason why repeating topics in a different light are successful.
@ Tad, Manish, SpostareDuro and David: Thank you very much for sharing your opinions here. :)
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