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Lessons in new media from a 14 year old

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I’d like to introduce you to Matt Renner. He’s a fellow New Zealander and blogger. The similarities probably end there. Matt is 14.

I’ve never met Matt, but I’ve learned about some cool things because of his blog, where I’ve been lurking for a couple of weeks, and helped his page views tip over the 1000 mark.

If you are in the new media arena, you should read him and/or others like him, who take the trouble to detail what catches their eye and what makes them engage. It’s a valuable insight into where we are all heading.

In his most recent post Matt’s listed some new directions for his blog and theone which hits the spot for me is :

  • I would like to become more of a “specialist” in one topic and blog just on that topic.

Matt, this is for you, and anyone else who’s currently blogging (partly because your blog doesn’t seem to want to take comments at the moment, but that’ll be WordPress’s fault, not yours)

I can definitely recommend being a specialist, but it’s always good to fling in something that is of interest to you which is ‘off topic’. Chances are that your audience will be interested in it too because if they read you regularly they will find they have things in common with you.

Don’t be rigid. If you find your tastes changing and that you are drawn towards different topics after a while, follow them.

And remember that ‘adults’ are usually just making it up as they go along. They don’t necessarily know more than you do. Be patient with them and help them along without making them feel stupid. You’ll go far.


Written by Robert

12 March, 2007 at 1:30 am

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  1. Hey Rob, Thanks for the advice!! I think you are right about not being rigid, I enjoy blogging about a range of things and may decide not to pin myself down to one topic. At this point I am still undecided…


    19 March, 2007 at 6:22 am

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