Blogs, Blogging and Bloggers 24 September 2006Posted by Sasha in Blogs & Blogging, The Rambler.
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.
[Note: I spent around 14 hours on the templates of my 2 other blogs, Truth + Travesty and Hanging Out yesterday!]
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.