Monday, May 16, 2005

Blog Image

Ever since I started surfing the blogosphere, I've cruised into all kinds of blogs, blogs by teenagers going through perhaps the most confusing phase of life, housewives talking about their cooking and knitting escapades, professionals speaking their smart minds out, MBAs analyzing business and industry better than some of the papers, emotional employees venting their anger and frustration, entrepreneurs envisioning the future, people with a great sense of humor entertaining the world, the what-happened-today blogs, methinks-this-and-that blogs, blogs that focus on a topic, blogs that touch upon everything....and lots more! Whew!

I have some questions - What maketh a blog (blogger) image? How do the nature of posts and the areas covered matter? Does a focused blog 'perform' better than a versatile one or vice versa? Do emotional posts attract or repel? Are emotional posts seen as a reflection of the EQ of the blogger? Do blogs that are extremely professional and those that stay away from treading on emotional areas and human psyche/behaviour seen as artificial or are they seen as strong blogs? Should a blogger show only his/her professional face on her blog? Or are occasional emotional outbursts - akin to newspaper editorials, sometimes - seen as okay/only human?

2 comments:

AfroEcuaRriquena said...

Wonder what your thoughts are of the anonymity or nonanonymity of blogging and how that plays out in the ways in which people choose to blog.

Nimmy said...

Interesting thoughts there! I am tempted to conclude that a completely anonymous blog will be an online representation of one's mind - as it is - every bit of it. Especially the darker side of things...anger, jealousy, hatred et al. Man has 2 faces....one that he does not show too often...