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Blog Q & A

Posted on January 5, 2009  in Blog Experiences, Personal Experiences

A “Welcome-Back-to-Office” greetings to you and to all the office peons out there. I got some interesting posts from our yahoo groups mailing-list and a bright idea come to my mind ๐Ÿ˜ฎ why not blog about it. The original discussion is in Filipino-English and I’ll do some translation/edit to make it menardconnect-friendly.

Background:
A friend queried some interesting QQ about blogs and the blogging experience. Questions like the following popped up:
1. Could someone enlighten him on this blog thing?
2. Do people really read those blogs?
He then relates his not-so-good experience on browsing one blog. On how he was so bored reading the diary stuffs. He said the experience did not add anything to his wisdom, but instead (as DotA and WoW players will put it), he even incurred some penalty on his INT attribute.

He also mentioned how he finds 2 batchmates’ blog good and explained that he’s really pissed off by the personal diary stuffs.

I was amazed that I’m now into some sort of blogging evangelism.

Read my the “prettified” reply below:

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1. Could someone enlighten a mo**n like him on this blog thing?

What is a blog?
wikipedia definition:
A blog (a contraction of the term “Web log”) is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.

“Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog

blogger.com definition:
A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world. Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules.

In simple terms, a blog is a web site, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what’s new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not.

My say? Blogger.com describes it well, it can be a diary, a rant/rave site, a political movement site, an e-store to sell your stuffs… anything goes…”There are no real rules“. I’ll put it in filipino to express myself better: Blog is “a website tungkol sa mga kanya-kanyang trip“. That’s the menardconnect definition.

2. Do people really read those blogs?
Yes they do. I read blogs and I think some ofย our mascian batchmates do (some of them are bloggers). My feedburner subscriber count is twelve, so minus me and Raven (I think she’s a fan of my blog) that means that there are ten other souls reading my blog. Yehey!!!

3. My comment on his boring experience on reading one boring blog. I highlighted menardconnect definition: “kanya-kanyang trip lang yan” ๐Ÿ™‚ He can leave his nasty comment on the website he’s been reading and let the owner approve or reject the comment.

4. On “He got good reads from Tonyo’s when he visited it once.”
-That’s the reason why Tonyocruz.com is for blog awards ๐Ÿ™‚ FTW!

5. On “He also browsed Bro. Utoy‘s site. and find it fine (for his sophisticated taste)
-Bro. Utoy is a good writer. I’m proud of knowing him personally and putting him on my blogroll. Naks!

I invited him to visit my newbie blogsite and leave some comments there.

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Btw, he’s my blog subscriber now, hehehe ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope he create his own blog and I’ll be more than happy to put his blog to my blogroll.