Monday, September 19, 2005
once upon a time
Okla, so I am gonna talk like I am a damn old man la. You know rite...in my days, when we first started blogging, there weren't so many blogs around. I mean, the fad was growing la, but rite, the number of bloggers were about as much as the number of Eskimos around - not many. Labels: blogs
Generally hor, when this blogging thing wasn't that big a fad, the only people who did it were people who wanted to. These days, we have all sorts of characters around the 'sphere.
Back then, we blogged because we loved writting and wanted to rant.
Back then, nobody who started blogging because they wanted to be famous.
Back then, if you told people you wanted to be a famous blogger, they will tell you that you would be better off being a famous vegetable seller.
Back then, there were no such things as famous bloggers, only famous blogs.....good blogs.
Back then, nobody wanted to be a JeffOoi (we wanted to be ourselves, as crappy as we were).
Back then, nobody blogged for an audience.
Back then, nobody started blogs to make friends.
Back then, nobody started blogs to make money.
Back then, nobody went around whoring their blogs.
Back then, everybody knew what to say and how to say it.
Back then, nobody knew what a blogwar was.
Back then, nobody started blogs just because all their friends were doing it.
All because back then, everybody who blogged did so from the heart.
A lot of people still say its better to be famous vegetable seller..Actually..I also agree.
But its nice to know that people are reading and you're not sitting and writing to yourself.
Aiyah..actually its very hard not to write for an audience. Personally I started my blog because no one was listening to me complain so I blog so at least maybe 2 people will listen to me whine. So still counted as writing for an audience right? Even if you're writing for 2 people.
Most ppl still blog from the heart...Just kinda boh liao things they have in the heart..
But yah. A lot of ppl also start blogs just coz everyone else is doing it.
lishun : Its ok to make money out of it, or get 'famous' because of the blog. However, that shouldn't be the reason people start blogging.
viewtru : Well, not many people pinged PPS (I didnt) and not many people went around leaving random comments on other ppl's blog just for the sake of it.
we used to do it but it only got a 'name' recently.
it wasn't even called a 'blog' back then.
i had a friend who had an online diary before the term blog was introduced. i read it every day, was kinda addicted.
ah ... to be a student again!
Her blog was the second blog I started reading (more like worshipping), so when she just closed it, I was shocked.
And it's not as if I can just randomly ask people, but now that you've mentioned her...