In all the realm of geekdom you have two vastly different choices with which to bestow your infinite knowledge for all to absorb on this crazy ship we affectionately refer to as ‘teh interwebz’ (as founded by the great ‘Goracle’ many moons prior to our arrival on this plane of existence). You can join with the masses and frequent a web forum, which will provide ample opportunity for you to present your work and have it critiqued by all knowing demigods of geekery, who will no doubt shower you with such mind blowing offers of superior intellect as, "Sweet! Awesome! OMG, that is so great I just crapped my pants! U r teh Uber Sumo!" Or you can choose a blog, which probably won’t reward you with comments or critiques on a consistent basis but will give you free reign for the unfettered release of your creative juices all over the unsuspecting masses.
Take for instance this post, put it on most web forums and flames will erupt as people on both sides of the issue rush to man the parapets and defend their viewpoint from the rushing hordes of differing opinion. Torches will be lit, pitchforks sharpened and trolls will slobber all over themselves in anticipation of the coming bloodshed. In fact, If you post ‘my favorite color is blue’ on a few forums, who will remain nameless to protect the innocent, and you will undoubtedly get some well meaning individual who attempts to convince you that your favorite color is not, in fact, blue.
People who start blogs are largely different in several areas, like pioneers of old they are unafraid to blaze their own trail through the interwebz without a care in the world for the sensibilities or feelings of others. With creativity and a zeal for running against collective wisdom they blaze a trail fueled by the envy of others too meek to strike out on their own. But trying your hand at a blog is no easy task, you must be able to accomplish a few basic tasks, sorry – your blurry camera phone pics won’t cut it in the blog world (no matter how bright the colors are you used), your ‘L337 Sk1llz’ will not ‘Pwn’ anyone here and you better know how to use punctuation above a 5th grade level. Crazy requirements I know, asking that someone actually put up a picture that couldn't be super imposed into a Domino's pizza commercial as their latest 'deep dish variety' and then asking - 'so what do you guys think I could improve on?' Pictures, for one.
‘Oh great swami’, I hear you ask, ‘where doth flow your spring of enlightenment in such heady subjects?’
Because I have posted on my blog for a complete week, which makes me an internetz expert, duh!