jump to navigation

Blogs, Blogging and Bloggers 24 September 2006

Posted by Sasha in Blogs & Blogging, The Rambler.
trackback

Blogs. They have become a web phenomenon. Comes real close to them online dating sites. Heehee. Or is it the other way around? Hahaha. Anyway. If you spend a lot of time in the blogosphere, you’ll find that blogs are evolving from the usual day-to-day journalling into interest-centric sites. And a way to measure a blog’s real success is if it has become a place to hang-out for like-minded people on the web, seemingly taking on a forum-like atmosphere. People just keep coming back and not just nameless, faceless “uniques”. Heehee.

Blogging. As a past time, it will only involve writing and checking out other blogs. But if it has become one of the major reasons why you go online, it will take you 8-12 hours to finish — hopefully — whatever that is you’ve set out to do. It includes the usual blog-hopping and template designs that you busy yourselves with.

Did you know that, in blogging, about 70% – 80% of your time is spent on reading and research alone? I reckon it’s cuz you need to know more to write more. And, of course, we all know that writing plays a huge part in it. So, these things you get to find out can be used as fodders and/or content for blog posts.

There are different styles to writing but one of the most popular ones is the use of a personal tone in communicating with the readers, which, admittedly, can draw them to patronise your blogs more. One thing that I’ve noticed so far is the fact that there are bloggers who emphasize on the importance of creating original content. It is the best way to let your reader know that you do know what you’re talking about. I really have to agree. Heehee.

Bloggers. Building relationships with other bloggers and readers [emails and comments] is what drives us, bloggers, to do what we do. That and, of course, our passion to create awareness on our passions in life — may it be about Philosophy, Politics, Gadgets & Technology, Travelling, and, yea, Love, Dating & Relationships, among other things.

It, sometimes, is sad when I would encounter some bloggers who come off as unfriendly. It will turn me off and will cause me not to go back even when they do have a great blog. I reckon, it is important that you acknowledge the people who stop by your blog. They took the time to leave you a comment and the least that you can do is say hi or something, right? I also find it so amusing how some act like a bunch of highschool kids and have this IN Crowd mentality. Eh? Didn’t they know that everything’s neutral on the net? If you’re planning to adopt that as a blogger, consider yourself UN-linked, sweetie. Heehee. Ah, well — that’s just me.

That’s why I love the warmth in the blogs of Liz, Rico, Connie and Hsien. Apart from the interesting topics, which they cover, I can’t help but notice the rapport they have with their readers. Everyone seems to know everybody. Hahaha. They sure know how to make the reader feel welcome — and, sometimes, you do find yourself wanting to stay!

Who would’ve thought Blogs will hit it big? I’m glad I discovered blogging because a number of the coolest people I’ve met are bloggers!

I wonder what’ll come next? Hmmm. Curious thought.

About these ads

Comments»

1. Rico - 24 September 2006

Hey, I didn’t know my blogs were “warm.” :) Guess I got infected by Liz’s style. :) Thanks Sash! :D *beats chest*

2. theparody - 24 September 2006

Rico: Must be since you’ve got regulars, right? :) I agree. Liz is a positive influence on bloggers, huh? :)

3. Yvonne - 25 September 2006

It, sometimes, is sad when I would encounter some bloggers who come off as unfriendly. It will turn me off and will cause me not to go back even when they do have a great blog. I reckon, it is important that you acknowledge the people who stop by your blog. They took the time to leave you a comment and the least that you can do is say hi or something, right? I also find it so amusing how some act like a bunch of highschool kids and have this IN Crowd mentality. Eh? Didn’t they know that everything’s neutral on the net? If you’re planning to adopt that as a blogger, consider yourself UN-linked, sweetie. Heehee. Ah, well — that’s just me.

Exactly! Well put :) *bows*

4. The Brand-spanking New Truth + Travesty « The Parody™ - 25 September 2006

[…] I’m hoping to get a pat or two on the back. I did mention that I laboured on it for more than 10 friggin’ hours, right? So, come on! Show this proud and *aherm* single blogger some love! Heehee. […]

5. theparody - 25 September 2006

Yvonne: Thanks! That’s why I had to jump in the conversation in your blog! We were somewhat talking about the same thing! Good to see you back here. :)

6. Yvonne - 25 September 2006

Well, if every blogger greeted their readers as enthusiastically as you, I’m sure a whole hell lot more people would leave comments :)

7. theparody - 27 September 2006

Yvonne: Aw, shucks. You make me blush. Heehee. Thanks. I could say the same for you! Just look at the comments left on your blog! :)

8. The Parody™ » The Brand-spanking New Truth + Travesty - 5 November 2006

[…] I’m hoping to get a pat or two on the back. I did mention that I laboured on it for more than 10 friggin’ hours, right? So, come on! Show this proud and *aherm* single blogger some love! Heehee. […]

9. The Parody™ » Blogs, Blogging and Bloggers - 5 November 2006

[…] (more…) […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: