>> Sunday, August 23, 2009
Aron Sora asked: I quote TED lectures a lot, could that annoy my readers?
Aron, I have no idea. I had to look up TED (and hope I got the right reference for that) and I think the short answer is that I don't see why you couldn't write about whatever moves you.
If you are very interested/fascinated in TED talks and materials, by all means, write about them. It's your blog.
But, as I know you are, if you are interested in touching and influencing your readers, you might want to make sure that whatever you pull from this source, or in fact, any others, are fully explained and the gist that matters to you incorporated in your own articles.
I know I'm rarely tempted to go to the source material with a link unless what's written about that source is compelling to me. I think, if you present what you learned and how it applies to your subject, how it makes you think or feel, what it means to you, to your readers, they won't care where you get your insight or your thought impetus. The idea, in my opinion, is to stimulate their thinking and, if you can't do it with your posts, it's unlikely they'll be going to your source material anyway.
In my opinion.