I have no paid posts to write cos I am tired of it. (aka rich enough liao) I have slept for like several hours during the day today and now cannot sleep anymore. So, let’s pick up one question asked by Val who has a nice blog call HLCO – The hardest journey of all, is finding the real you, within you…
You know hor, whenever a blogger writes about blogging, it will either sets people off to join in and talk or it will get people very mad because they will accuse you of being lansi and going up on your high horse. Bloggers hate to hear from another blogger about blogging. Geddit?
I like the latter – annoying people with my ‘know-it-all’ theories. So here goes….
Blogger vs real self vs blog self
There are some nut cases who tend to lump all into one, the bad blog means the blogger is a very bad person in real life. Let’s call them trolls. Just a few days ago, I found this stupid asshole troll who thinks he/she/wateva is so smart to suggest to one blogger I dissed to report me to my Bishop. ROTFLMAO! He even provided the emails. Go lah, please go ahead and make me famous. Imagine headlines on church bulletins and Vatican order..*Blogger kicked out of church due to misdemeanour*
My point is? A good blogger is a person who can invokes, evokes and provokes people’s feelings with their words while they switch from the goody-goody person to the notorious blogger to someone you love to love or wish to hate. Aka me, me, me! It takes some cleverly construct sentences, stories written from an angle and views not explored before by others to make a blog post worth reading. So, to be a good blogger, one needs to have multiple roles and abilities to go beyond the safe boundaries.
Courage to be different
From the above, I said we have to go beyond the safe boundaries. How many times have you notice I dissed people because they tend to come to my blog and then, expect me to conform to their expectations? I had gotten it from all sort of people and the most difficult task is when people tend to silence me using religion or my role as a mom. I had personally told people I know that I like Jesus because He goes for the 1 single lost sheep. Not because He stood there and preach and preach and preach till the 99 sheeps come back obediently like they are expected to. So, I like to explore the territories that I am not suppose to go and see whom I can know. Because of that, I had been dissed openly, privately and behind my back because as a blogger, I had caused quite a lot of controversies.
So, to be a good blogger, one has to try going to the edge. Not just stick to the tried and tested, safe region. Otherwise, it is boring wei.
Be willing to be part of the eco-system
However, when I said being different, it doesn’t mean that you go and annoyed every damn blogger. It means just take up issues and be vocal about it. To be a good blogger, you need to fit into the loop. Whether you want to be part of the mommy bloggers, camwhoring bloggers, blind ‘I can make money’ bloggers, ‘I can rule the world’ political bloggers or any other groups. Take an interest in the gang, look out for each other and provide support when they need it. Not like some friend of mine who told me ‘I support you mentally’ when I got disappointed that he did not speak up for me openly when I got dissed. Fark lah, I also friend you mentally now. Don’t bother talking to me anymore. Mental wank got same or as real one not?
Let your personality shines through
I can sense Val is a good blogger and that’s why her question got me talking. She writes like she has a million people reading her blog. Just like me, I write with a big ego and thinks the whole world reads and agree to my thoughts. Oh ya, no one is allowed to disagree on my comment board, remember that. You want to disagree, go open your own blog and blog till you die, I don’t care.
Ok, back to Val’s blog, she wrote truthfully, with lots of expressions and I can see that she must be a bubbly person. Arrggh..I cannot stand blogs that goes on and on like a drone. First line only got people zzzzzzz….Remember, don’t hold back the words and expression when blogging because that’s make your blog unique.
And while talking about good blogger, I found a good blogger in Zewt. A macho man who is not afraid with his words in the expression of love for his beloved mom and the feelings he has. Zewt is the new Kenny Sia! Only a lot better, less pretentious and more real. Phew….finally I said it.
So, folks, what do you think is a good blogger? Go blog it lah! Tajuk karangan : “What is your definition of a good blogger?” Think about it?