Yawn!!!! My most controversial post

Long time ago, when I was barely a few months old blogger, I wrote something.

In case you don’t know, I am the one who got most of the moms bloggers to start blogging. I re-invent blogging from ‘writing craps’ to ‘making a legacy for our kids’. So, it is only natural that I put up some of my thoughts to that ‘these shitload of housewives’ (not my word but explained by someone) so that we have some understanding of the fine points of blogging.

So, I wrote this post. Somehow, I got infamous for don’t know what fucking reasons. A few people went beserk over it. Some stupid idiots twisted my words. Others just follow blindly and quote and re-quote. Thank God that those who sees my points agree with me. And eventhough some do not, it got them thinking and they acted in a civil manner by being polite about it.

The other bunch of morons crap on and on that blogging got no rules. And guess what these morons are doing a few months later? They scream that some bloggers are unethical lah, irresponsible la and macam-macam lagi.

So, as a responsible person, I am putting up my Blogging No No. And don’t any fuckers said I am setting rules, playing blog police or whatever bitchy names you can think of. ‘Cos you will be wasting your gas only as I am not interested to know.

This post was written on April 15, that is 6 months ago. And if I say so myself, I do have vision! Hallelujah, I have the vision that each of us needs to have some personal, self-censorship. Otherwise, everyone is going to turn out like those rotten apples out there.

Enjoy…..This, I would say is my most controversial post in my one year as a blogger. And frankly, I don’t see anything controversial about it. Except those idiots who misinterpreted it.

April 15, 2005
Blogging no-no
Filed under: Misc, Blogging — Lilian @ 1:32 am Edit This

I am a good observer and have a knack for putting things into words. So, here goes my observations on the no-no of blogging:

1) No to black background because it is overused.

2) No to lengthy post. Most new bloggers tend to do this. And heck, I am still repeating the same mistake! People normally have short attention span.

3) No to digress too much. Stick to one topic. Keep the other things for the next blog.

4) No to leaving the blog not updated for several days or even weeks.
Leave a BRB date so that people will return later. This is basic courteousy.

5) No to attention seeking title every day. People will soon learn your trick and never bother to check it out anymore.

6) No to sticking to only one topic, e.g. business or IT. Try infusing some personal thoughts and experience. It makes the blogger human. Otherwise, the blog will be too dry.

7) No to under-estimating your blog. No matter what you blog, someone is bound to stumble upon it. So, write with enthusiasm.

8) No to extreme characteristics. E.g. bitchy but be kind on some days. Too humble but be proud of yourself sometimes. Otherwise, the same extreme behaviour is a pain in the ass.

9) No to boring titles. Make it catchy without telling all you want to tell about what you are blogging. Not easy, I know.

10) No to the statement – I am blogging for myself. Dey, if you are blogging for yourself, for goodness sake, don’t ping it on PPS or anywhere. Keep the URL to yourself! Don’t ler ping and then, say you are writing for yourself.

These are 10 points I thought of. But one wise blogger just wrote a lor-so-fickle (philosophical) blog -DON’T COMPARE CAN AR?

Please add on to the list. I am eager to learn.

24 thoughts on “Yawn!!!! My most controversial post

  1. Whhoops, how did i published two postings? Die ler. Now I cannot delete ‘cos it will lead to 404 if people follow from other site.

  2. Lilian

    This is a little bit out of topic but need your advice. In your last-last post, you mentioned that you are using SKII as your daily skincare routine. Is it any good? Lately i noticed that my pores is enlarging really quick and suddenly there is this enlarged pores areas near my nose toward the cheeck. I don’t dare to go for plastic surgery and would like to resort to cosmetic treatment first. Help me ,pls!!!!

  3. yes this IS very controversial, so much so, that it happened twice, hehehe, now ppl are confused, leading to misunderstanding, misdirection and missing the impotant points…chaos chaos chaos! so how ah? =) I must say, I’m proud to meet 10 out of 10 points stated by our esteem blogging experten in this here site, I’m so proud, I’m going to take a nap now …zzzzz. Cheers!

  4. i compiled that posting and made it my holy book on blogging and i haved stuck to all your pointers. why meself still not as famous as you one?
    me think you have kept the most terror points to yourself, right or not? like the old sifus, they always keep the “chuit chiu” to themselves.

  5. Eliar – That is one of the lamest excuse, isn’t it?
    Simon – Like the gospel likedat. This one ala Simon Top Ten mah.

    Palmdoc – Agree. Oops, I did that too, sometimes. To drive the point home.

    bernard – Yalor, but not as free as you because you even have the time to come by and make inane comments. So, I give you the award la.

    egghead – Not rogol but after ppl visit few times, customers run away leh.

    mahagurusia – Blur? Dun get it.

    ahpek – Wei, that one is another topic – Blog Whoring. But your pantun dem influential leh.

    JoeC – Good luck to you then!

    JeremyC – For personal consumption only. Boleh faham?

    moneyminded – Wah, why want to resort to plastic surgery so dahsyat? Ala Face Off ke? Actually open pores is due to the environtment too dry, we use too little moisturiser and errr…comes with age too. Regular usage does improve the skin a lot. And live a stress free life! Blog the stress away.

    EF – Ya, pada suatu masa dahulu. Kakakah.

    Wu Ching – LOL.

  6. Because I wasn’t a blogger (well a public one anyways) at the time when you published that entry I will give my honest 2 cents right now. Consider what I’m going to say now would have been the same thing I would have said 6 months ago…

    frankly I don’t see why this post was controversial to begin with…you were just merely expressing your own views on blogging. So what’s wrong with that? I’ve heard veteran bloggers tell me “blog naturally” or “blog for yourself” or “don’t blog because of hits”…heh aren’t those also rules??

    But what upsets and disgusts me the most is how you got attacked for it. Heck I didn’t even see you mentioning something like “oh don’t follow his way of blogging, it sucks” or “Person XX writes horribly…she should write like this etc.” I mean as bloggers I think the #1 thing that we should do is LEARN TO RESPECT others. Sure you may disagree with someone but there are ways to show it…a blog maybe informal but that doesn’t mean you need to be rude to others who have a different opinion from you. Diplomacy and respectfulness can still well exists dispite disagreements.

    I honestly have heard alot about you lilian, but frankly I don’t give a damn about the critics. You blog for your own reason, you wrote that entry just to share some blogging ideaswith those who wanted to improve on their blog. It’s not like you imposed a law (cmon folks, if you didn’t like that entry you could have just closed it…no one FORCED you to read it!!)

    Anyway I will leave you with 2 passages from the Scriptures that sorta relates to this whole thing.

    Read Matthew 10:14 and Deuteronomy 31:6

    God Bless 🙂

  7. Kiasi – you youngman oso got problem reading ah?

    Centerpide – 🙂 Thanks for the verses. I will hold them dear to my heart.

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