Conclusion of the Ultimate Blook Guide

Writing the Ultimate Blook Guide has been exhaustive for me, to say the least. Parts of the series, such as the post involving copyright had me up late making sure I got the facts right about Creative Commons and the GNU documentation licenses.

I’m going to conclude this series with a few words on blooking.

Blooking is very, very new. Whether or not we make an impact on the publishing industry is entirely up to us and the works we put up on the web. What blooking as a whole needs is a definitive work – something bold and breathtaking, of an acceptable literary quality, yet fun enough for the average eyeball to absorb. The Blooker Prize is definitely a step in the right direction; all we need to do is to shake off that taint of amatuerism that appears in even the most ambitious of online writing projects.

I won’t say that there aren’t problems with blooking: there are quite a few, actually. Amogst those are the flaws with reading text on a screen, garnering a sizeable following in a society used to splintered content, and getting discovered and published from the web.

Different people write blooks for different reasons: some want to get a book finished in front of readers, others want to hone their craft. Whatever it is just keep writing. You can’t go wrong with persistence.


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