October 19th, 2006
There are so many types of people and mentalities; therefore there are so many kinds of blogs and bloggers. Some people blog because they want to be famous [Miss Nancy Ajram]. Or they want to bring traffic to there site for more ad sense money [Traffic collectors]. You will see those people comment everywhere, post 1 to 3 posts daily. Short posts, quotes, news highlights or anything they can post about… quality is not important… purpose is not important too.
But some people take there blog in a much more serious way. They try to keep some sort of value on what they post. They also try to keep there posts original and not taken from other sources. Those people think 10 times before they post. And maybe they have a box full of drafts. If they feel that this post will not do any good to the reader, they prefer not to publish it.
I respect both kinds. I can’t say this is wrong or right… because this is a part of the blog culture… this is a part of the ultimate web freedom. Also these are two extreme cases. Definitely there are some bloggers in the middle.
For people who like to keep integrity of there website, the most dangerous thing to do is to have a web stat plug-in or try to keep track on your blog visitors through Alexa or similar web services. You will become obsessed with traffic. You will start to do everything to increase your visitor numbers. This will lead you eventually to lower your standers and at the end… Your reader will rule you and you will become a service provider not a writer… This not the case of all bloggers
At the end it’s your blog… you’re free of what ever you would like to do on the web…
But keep your original purpose in your mind and try to keep the good work.