Blogging Paradigm

October 11, 2005 11:30 AM

To maintain a good blog with frequent updates that are interesting for ppl other than oneself, a blogger definitely needs an interesting life. Some of us may write only for ourselves, delving into our obscure interests or the mundaneness of our lives and that’s fine. And then there are those who write less for themselves but for an audience, constantly having to come up with the good stuff to keep the ppl coming back.

I’d dare say that most of us lie somewhere in between. We’d like to write about things close to our lives but we also like interacting with our return visitors via the comments. So back to my point which is that a blogger needs an interesting life for real to have a blog that is moderately interesting to others.

If your life is dull, so is your blog. That’s the brutal truth. Introspective meanderings of your inner self can only hold an audience for so long. And also, just like in real life, most ppl do not like engaging with self-absorbed individuals. You have to plug yourself into the real world from time to time – get out of your room and take a big breath of reality with all its idiosyncracies. Engage with ppl, take some photos, and really *feel* the world pulsing. And that my fellow bloggers is the juice that drives blogging creativity.

If you feel that you are socially inept, that you are a geek in its truest definition, then I hope that the want to maintain a good blog would drive you out of your self-imposed shell. There are ppl and things outside waiting to be engaged and written about by you.

As Captain Picard would say: Engage. Make it so. πŸ™‚

Today’s blog has been brought to you by the word “engage” and the consumption of nasal decongestants and pain-killers over a 4-day period.

10 thoughts on “Blogging Paradigm

  1. Miss L

    You raise an interesting point. However, I feel that there are interesting moments everywhere, and it is a matter of being in tuned with them, like you said. I know some people who struggle to keep interesting blogs, and well, really struggle to be interesting, full stop.

    I believe an interesting mind would always produce interesting content. There are some, despite the interesting things that may happen around them, will never be able to express them in a way that would interest others. Are these people just dull and boring, or just dull (in the dumb sense)? Maybe it has to do with looking and thinking about things beyond the “ooh look at that!” point.

  2. mooiness

    starry: eh I think your life is plenty interesting. If not action packed, it’s definitely drama-packed. πŸ˜›

    miss L: ah you make a good point. Interesting things may happen but you need an equally inquisitive/interesting mind to make a good observation about them. I concede. πŸ™‚

    sourrain: it’s not that cheem issit? πŸ˜›

  3. mooiness

    starry: har? Not that dramatic lah. Put it this way, it’s interesting enough for me to want to read the latest going-ons in your life. πŸ™‚

    And just so you know, B&B may be outrageous and waaay over the top but it’s still dull. πŸ˜‰

  4. mooiness

    vandice: eh no lah…..damn, this post wasn’t meant to insult all you out there u know! πŸ˜›

    You came across that half-floor in the library, the misleading directions in your town, and that funny incident (well to me anyway! :P) with the automatic phone answering service etc. etc. I already conceded a point to Miss L above – sometimes it’s not whether your life is interesting, but it’s how you interpret it. πŸ™‚


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