Sometimes, I silently praise myself for the ability to just tap the keyboard with a comment without much difficulties. It comes naturally to me. This is one of the comment that I like to keep to remind me that I am still very much the blogger that I started out three years ago. Direct and sincere.
Saya amat bangga menerima anugerah ini. Terima kasih kepada nenek moyang saya yang sudah menjual telur itik masin, Bill Gates yang memberi saya Windows XP, Intel yang membina komputer saya, cikgu saya dari darjah satu yang mengajar saya ABC……..
(Translation in English : I am very proud to receive this award. Thanks to my ancestors whom are selling salted duck eggs (term for deceased), Bill Gates for the Windows XP, Intel for building my computer, my primary school year one teacher for teaching me ABC)
This is a comment I left at SotongZai’s blog post with the title – Anugerah Blogger Pencetus Pemikiran.
When we started out, blogging can be very lonely because no one reads our blog. Traffic is practically zero unless you hit on some major keywords and the search engines bring some strangers who come and leave without dropping a comment. If you are lucky, the blog post you pinged may draw a few readers.
But this is not usually the case. We can go for weeks without anyone bothering to say hi or tell us they are reading our blogs. To survive, we have to persevere. Keep writing, keep on hoping that at least one or two person will come by and take an interest in what we wrote. Don’t ever give up.
Incidentally, I just read nuffnang‘s blog and this line touched me:
When [tag]Nuffnang[/tag] was conceived, our inspiration and ultimate goal was to give power to the blogsphere and go where one blogger will never be able to go alone.
Thatâ€™s why we built a system that works not just to include the more prominent bloggers of the blogging scene, but also bloggers with a more modest but significant readership: those as low as 20 unique visits a day.
And that’s the reason why I like nuffnang. They recognise bloggers not by their readership or how big they are. They give every blogger equal chance.
Having read the above two blog posts sort of give me a melancholy feel. I remember the obstacles faced by new bloggers. I know how hard it is to break into the blogging scene.
Many of the bloggers whom have become so-called ‘femes’ forget their roots. A lot of them tend to look down on new bloggers and call them names. I got my fair share of flames and this kind of shits initially but I am the tough cookie who got tougher with all these challenges. But not everyone is stubborn or resilient like me. I remember Doc told me about Darwin’s theory.
On the other hand, I always want to remain at the basic, at the root of it and encourage new bloggers. I want to remain at the lowest of the food chains because it is less lonely there. I like to check out who quoted me on Technorati and drop a word of thanks. Doc did that to me when I was a new blogger and I remember how it feels to be visited by a famous blogger. I want to repay that gratitude by making sure that I don’t ever forget my roots or missed out the new bloggers.
But heh, I know many bloggers who are somewhat ‘imaginary-femes’ tend to be lansi-lanyong and act like a diva or pain in the ass. Well, you are all great disappointment to me. Where is the community spirit? Have you forgotten your roots? Are you sticking to your clique too much? Why are you not out there to encourage more bloggers to keep the blogging spirit? Instead you are all bitching endlessly. Have you check out some of the blogs on MY List and show a sincere interest in what they write? Or are you the arsehole who still insist that we are doing the MY List because we are merely linkwhores with selfish interest to gain higher ranking? Have you forgotten what it is like to have ‘No blogs link here’ on Technorati? I tell you, if only the bloggers linked on MY List bother to check out some of the blogs, their horizon will widen. Our Malaysian blogging scene will be stronger and more united. So, go on join MY List. If you think the list is too long for you, just break it into two or three posts and spread it out over a few days.
Keep the blogging spirit alive!
(chewah, long time no write chim-chim post like dis liao, dem song)