I started Blogging in August 2009.
I just waned to write.
In Life, I have found that offering opinions is unwelcome whether it sought for or otherwise.
The opinion seeker wants his/her opinion/views confirmed.
If your opinion is different unnecessary argument ensues.
I wanted to deal with the problem my way.
Nobody can hurt you, for they are not near you for one and for another people tend to accept views /opinions of others who are not close to them.
(For abusive comments,I keep quiet).
Some times I am surprised that people accept my views and do ask my opinions.
Secondly I wanted to be heard.
Whether some one likes or not doesn’t matter.
Gregariousness and being heard is a basic instinct.
Many a Relationship breaks for want of hearing and listening.
What do I blog?
It comes under three categories.
Information I feel is useful to others.They are linked straightaway to the information,possibly with a couple of reputed links.
Second,I blog on a Story on any subject about which I have some idea, with my comments.
Thirdly I write on a subject/topic I feel I am proficient( for example Time,Health issues,parenting,Relationships,Indian Philosophy,Hinduism,Christianity,Religion) .
( even this post has Links)
Another point is that I do not know what I am going to write.
I write as the subject appeals to me.
I also contribute comments to Standard Magazines/Newspapers/Journals.
Some times I Blog them with the original story.
The purpose is to share what I feel.
In fact I do not prepare a draft, edit and publish.
I just write and publish, at times forget to spell check
My brother’s daughter tells me that my writing is forceful and language bordering on violence in expressing my opinions( she should know ,she was a Professor of Sociology):yet she likes it.
And my copy is raw.the same view was expressed my by son and many of my friends.
One of my Readers suggested I that my comments must be longer.
Well,I am what I am .
I want to thank Readers and Subscribers and Commenters on the day of my reaching One lakh Hits.
To top it all,I enjoy blogging .
That’s enough for me.
This is the second rewrite of this post. Originally, I was going to give a list – something like “The 8 Characteristics of a High Quality Blog”. BAM – done. Halfway through I started really thinking about this idea. I had to scratch the original.
What really makes a high quality blog? I decided to find out what others thought about it. I came across a few good articles, one of which is called 18 “R”s of High Quality Blog Content.
The author says there are at least 18 characteristics of a high quality blog. Eight. Teen. I’m not downing the article – it has some excellent points -, but… eighteen? Professional writers couldn’t hold their work up to that list and go, “Yup. I have it pegged.” If you could get even three of these things down pat, you’d be above the fray.
I found another one: 11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s. Again, great points, and 11 is less than 18, but still… Yes, it’s about being a highly influential blogger, but the points can be used to define a high quality (or highly influential) blog.
We also have What Makes a Good Blog? 9 very good, very humorous points to follow.
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