Wednesday, April 15, 2009

What Makes A Blogger (Part2)

When I'm not "in the zone" to write, I really don't wanna write.

I don't wanna risk quality over just being able to come up with a post. I thought I was "in the zone" some 2 hours ago. So I hope I was able to sustain that because I don't wanna leave this post hanging.

The past few days, I've been asking some blogger friends about their ideas on what would make a good blogger. Different opinions abound. Some of them even contradict my own dogma about blogging. Some were trying to be safe with their answers and some are not to reliable because their blogs themselves were not really, uhm, nice. *wink*

So the question is, what makes a good blogger?

First, he knows how to post some good content. He should write well. Not just grammatically correct (although it helps a ton), but his posts should be engaging. Not necessarily hifaluting, cos I'm not a big fan of flowering your words up, but being smart with your choice of words. Simon Cowell is not flowery. He is just witty with his word choices.

Second, he should stick to his gameplan on why he blogs. For me, this is my outlet. Call it a frustrated writer's chance to redeem himself. I would really love to write for a magazine or a newspaper lifestyle section but I don't know anyone close enough who could help me get a job as cool as that. A blogger whom I should call as Skinny Stud was discovered by a men's magazine because of his witty and comedic blog posts. This is like a virtual portfolio of written works! So this is really the reason why I blog.

Thirdly, a good blogger doesn't vandalize his blog with too much graffitis (read as: widgets!). C'mon, slideshows and virtual playlists on blogs!!!! I know I might offend some bloggers but, I'm just sharing an opinion.

Fourthly, a good blogger welcomes opinions from other bloggers and can adapt to change. I changed my blog a lot the past 3 years. And a few bloggers have also openly suggested me to change a few stuff here and there and I thought their suggestions were cool. Besides, we should listen to those that come visit our site regularly, right?

A good blogger also does not make his a blog an extension to his Friendster or Facebook. I don't wanna blog hop for the sole purpose of gaining potential exchange links! I dunno, just my opinion as well.

Anyways, I thought I was making less and less sense as I prolong this entry. Those are my opinion. Got reactions? Please feel free to comment. I promise and will try to write more sensible posts here. Besides, it is my idea to make this a comfort room for us all.


8 Responses to “What Makes A Blogger (Part2)”

Raft3r said...
April 15, 2009 at 8:13 PM

ay, grabe
pinatatamaan mo ba ako?

mabasa nga ang part1

Curbside Puppet said...
April 15, 2009 at 8:17 PM

bilis mo ah. babawe ako. :)

PUSANG-gala said...
April 17, 2009 at 10:23 PM

I agree with (most) of your opinions----

it also important to note though that we have our own readers---and like a thing of beauty----the concept of what is GOOD and not depends on the crowd we have.....

Jake said...
April 19, 2009 at 11:45 AM

Spelling check. Review your first sentence. "Right" should be spelled as "write", right? Am I right? Right? :)

Curbside Puppet said...
April 19, 2009 at 6:39 PM

thanks for the grammar check mister desk editor!

Raft3r said...
April 21, 2009 at 5:33 PM

does this mean you are still not in the zone?

mabilis talaga ako
malakas ka sakin, eh

Stacey said...
April 23, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Good article here ;)

Unique content is always a must because plagiarism is a crime.

I'm also not a fan of hifaluting words. Words that they think are impressive where in fact those aren't even used in any normal conversation. It's always a pleasure to read blogs that sound genuinely laid out.

Fakers and "word florists" will always and forever be obvious. They could only try so damn hard, but at the end of the day, they don't sound real at all.

Curbside Puppet said...
April 23, 2009 at 10:25 PM

thanks fro sharing the same page with me stacey!

and oh, feel free to scour through my blog! got 350+ posts left to be read!

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