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Getting past the self-reflexive beginning

A tweet from Jeff Jarvis:

My son says his problem with Twitter is too much Twittering about Twitter. Judging by today, he’s right. And I just added to it.

That used to be the case with blogging when it first started. Every other post (including mine) was about blogging. Blog blog blog blog.

If you want to get out ahead of the curve when the next new social writing phenomenon happens, be the one who never writes about it.

(BTW, I’m dweinberger at Twitter.)

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4 Responses to “Getting past the self-reflexive beginning”

  1. I avoid this by twittering about blogging and blogging about twittering.

  2. [I shouldn’t do this, but my sense of absurdity got the better of me …]

    “That used to be the case with blogging when it first started. ….”

    Yes. And just like when blogging first started, there’s a lot of hype about citizen journalism, and personal brand-building, and there’s-no-A-list-really-there-isn’t, and it’s-changing-the-world, blah blah blah …

    “be the one who never writes about it.”

    Right. Ignore it entirely. It’s a sucker’s game :-(.

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