Serves me right: what Jay suggests seems to have slipped past me much in the same way his advice to buy IBM was pooh-poohed by me back in the 1940's. Anyway, the suggestions and my failures:
Write regularly. Daily is best, but at least two to three times a week is fine.
More shit, only shittier. I can do that.
Keep posts short and pithy at first.
Damn, I screwed this one from the start and I must have assumed Jay had a lisp with the "pithy" thing.
Be a regular reader of other blogs.
I really - REALLY - try to do this, I swear. Do this and wonder how much it benefits my own writing (or whatever you want to call what I do) and well...
Comment on other people’s blogs.
I am sooooo bad at this. I read other people's blogs and then I'm stuck with the dilemma of writing - what? - "well said, my friend, ha ha, been there a million times, good luck with that, um yes, hmmmmm."
Link to great posts by other bloggers. Add your own meaningful thoughts to the discussion. They’ll notice you linking to them, will read you, and may even link to you (or at least add you to their feed reader) in return.
Hey Jay! WAAAAAZZZ-ZZZZUP HOMIE!!!
What's left is far too tech-y for me to pass on to people more stupid than me which is... heh,