How was everyone’s CNY celebration? A bountiful ‘ang pow’ harvest? Definitely plenty of sinful indulgence… perhaps it’s time to hit the gym after today. I should be, since I’ve been such a glutton. But hey, I am sure we all agree that we deserve it right? After all, it’s only once a year.
One thing for sure, blogging has been scarce, for me I mean. Not for others though, kudos to though who still managed to squeeze time from their CNY schedule to continue blogging.
Blogging… been talking about it lately. If you wish to blog, time shouldn’t be a problem, nor topic. But readership seems like an important ingredient for some. Actually, there’s no blog that’s without a reader. For those personal and private blogs, the blogger himself/herself is the reader, don’t u think?
As for those who thinks readership is important, what do you do to keep the readership going? Or increase readership for that matter. I’ve said earlier that 90% of the stuff I intend to blog about has not appeared in my blog, or not yet. Someone what are those, and more importantly, why didn’t I blog about them already. Honestly? I think the time is not right yet.
I think most of us started a blog with a particular direction in mind, your flow of thoughts are very much established. Basically, you sort of know what do you want to blog about, despite the lack of topic somewhat. As time goes by, do you deviate from that direction?
Recently, a blog by the name of sabahan.com compiled a list of 50 most influential blogs in Malaysia. Occupying the top slot is none other than kennysia.com. I’ve visited quite a number of blogs and his blog is often categorised as “A must read” or “Daily reads” or “Daily blog dosage”… somewhere along such line.
His is a personal blog with loads of pictures, sometimes enhanced with photoshop. Imagine this… what do you think will happen if he stats to blog about the English Premier League? Or he starts blogs about politics? One would wonder how many people will continue to brand his blog as “Daily Reads”. Having said that, I would if he starts to blog about those.
KennyMah once commented that it’s up to him to keep his blog interesting as he enjoys having people reading his blog. Well, I have to agree with him. But again, do you deviate from your original ‘theme’ in order to keep your blog interesting?
The villain in the movie “Speed” said “A bomb is meant to explode, that’s the destiny of a bomb”. Can the same be said about blogs? Not explode of course, but to be read. Metaphorically speaking, do you continue to ‘build your bomb’? Or just anything as long as it explodes? … do you go with your flow … or are you going to build for a show… hmmm….
Now, I wonder how many people will continue to read my blog…