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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bla bla blo blog

I thought it would be interesting and quite fitting to talk about blogs. This is a blog and you, dear reader, are quite likely also a blogger, since one knows best how to be patient and read another's posts.

Extra, extra, read all about it!

A few months ago, the pet blogging community started a challenge: what did our blogs mean to us and what was our "schedule" or lack thereof?


There were a few interesting answers. Some came from professional journalists, who felt blogging was like a job to them and the blog - a publication which should be taken seriously. "Would you like it if your favourite newspaper or magazine was only issued on a whim?" There might be a point in that, but probably only for some blogs.

Companies and individual professionals offering a service or product might get more visitors to their online shops if they had a blog. Offer and product/version updates are always welcome to the interested customer.

There are also the blogs that are a lot like newspapers, republishing news and other "hot topic" stories. The hotter and more controversial the topic, the more intense the discussion in the comments section.

I don't really mind those blogs. To be fairly honest, I don't really read those blogs either. They are the kind of things that I find while searching for information and are very useful, but might not get a second visit from me.

Footprints on the "Welcome" rug

Now that I've bored you to death (and most probably annoyed a few of you as well), I will jump over the fence and hop in the neighbour's garden. Because that is how the more personal blogs feel like.

They are like open diaries, where you are invited to take a peek and say your opinion. The host isn't always home, but the door is always open and the tea is on the table.

This is how inspiring and pleasant are so many of the blogs where people not only use words, but use them with feeling.

I remember a question about bloggers getting writer's block. Well, if you ever lose inspiration about being yourself, go and see what your friends have said about you in their comments. Moreover, it is quite hard to have blogger's block. Your blog is your own little corner, where you can be as yourself as you like. People will appreciate the effort.

Thank you for visiting! Take a seat. I make some mean hot cocoa, would you care for a cup?

5 comments:

  1. Oh, absolutely! Thank you, Lavi...I could really enjoy a good mug of cocoa this morning. I've been hoping for rain and, today we woke up to grey skies and wind. I can do without the wind :)

    Linda is home with Coco (3 months) and she and Milo (4 months) play so nicely together. It's our first experience of raising two puppies at the same time and it's keeping us on our toes ;)

    Hugs,

    Des xoxo

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  2. What an eloquent post, Lavi. I love the simile you used to describe more casual blogs. Well said.

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  3. Thank you!

    I will post my "recipe" for hot cocoa soon enough. The weather here has just improved, but I guess it's getting cold enough for it over in the Southern hemisphere.

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  4. Reading your words has all the richness of a great cup of hot cocoa.

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  5. Oh, I LOVE deb's apt comment :)

    Looking forward to your hot cocoa recipe...our nights are chilling down quite dramatically.

    I popped over to wish you, Scorpio and Aschiuta a super Easter weekend! If you're travelling anywhere, stay safe.

    Big hug,
    Des xoxo

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