Sunday, October 08, 2006
The frikking world of Blogdo(o)m - No more cribbing!
When I was introduced to world of Blogdom ( lazygeek was the first blog I visited, and I still have a lot of respect for the way he writes on contemporary media,films and entertainment), I was just thrilled at the way information and knowledge could be easily shared unparalled across barriers.
There are close to 150 million blogs, At the end of 2005 and start of this year - thats a remarkable count(and this count is still growing at an alarming pace), which shows the number of users who have increased rapdily in the last 1 year alone!

But it is extremely disheartening to know that todays blogs ( lemme stick to Indian bloggers alone)
1. rant more on their personal proficiencies.
2. steadily wage a war against their known, unknown compatriot.
3. Indian men and women relentlessly babble more on the bias against either of the sexes, than the other blogs around the world
4. People are always ready to be in a fighting mode, than appreciating the true sense (atleast to me) of what a blog can provide you - wealth of information and getting to know one another around the world. I've enough enough examples of post(s) that have done this, and Im sure you must have read a lot too, but I dont want to cite them here - just wanted to avoid them for the sake of showcasing negative fightings! :)
5. Well yeah, blog is your own space to write whatever you feel, but not at the cost of losing a warm token of friendship, and not definitely no, not a space to inundate your jealousy!

So here are few things that I can think of if followed as the Do's and Dont's can help to cherish lovely sharing of human epitome and values - through blogs!
1. Write a lot about entertainement - this is a fast paced world and people like something to freak off, it could be anything from funny experiences in your life, to a constructive criticism on your favorite movie stars, or even a review of a movie!
2. Avoid negative comments as much as possible. If you dont like the way a person writes dont crib or assault with your heartaching words. This will increase the chances of retaliation and call for unwanted jealousy.
3. Health is really becoming a concern to all of us. share more articles on how to lead a healthy life - it doesnt have to be original, as long as it provokes some thoughts on people's mind on how important it is to have a healthy life!
4. Appreciate your fellow blogger for anything written or anything that is creative or original. It could be a short poem, a story or anything that you associate with your daily life. But make sure that creative or even a forwarded writing of yours is constructive and beneficial to both you and the one who reads it.
5. Talk about the personal experiences but try to avoid the bad things that happen to you. That just pulls down morale of folks who read it.
6. Write on the various facets of life - how to improve in career, how to have a long lasting relationship, or even how to share the respect and intimacy with elders( sometimes it may be sentimental or even idiotic), this can always help you a lot!
7. Write more about inspirational and success stories of people - this motivates you a lot. Again this doesnt have to be original, as long as it helps you in gaining confidence
8. Finally, blog is a space to express your views that should give you a tickle, at the same time understand the reality - it will and cannot feed your stomach! So understand what is more important to you - there are far more profound joys in the world to endlessly talk about and be proud of - so be happy and have blogging as fun!!!
posted by Prasanna Parameswaran at 7:57 PM |


At 1:34 AM, Blogger Usha

well said, I was just beginning to feel that after reading a couple of blogs. Dont understand why blogworld is becoming a political ground, anyways, good post :) People gotta learn from this. (BTW, ennai attack pannalala?)


At 6:57 AM, Anonymous pria


Thanks for bringing up this issue as one of my post was attacked by few crazy around the blog world.

Whatever u said, I agree and we have no right to criticize others and if anybody disagrees, they can stop commenting for that post right.


At 10:00 AM, Blogger வேதா

good points prasanaa:)


At 10:28 AM, Blogger Sandai-Kozhi

Almost every 2 days you are posting!!!WOW!Iam too new to this blog world,
so no complaints.I don't even know what to write and what not.I agree most of
your points.5th point is very true.and all your do_s and don'ts are really worth trying.
your analysis is very impressive.

good try on your snippets.I liked # 1 & # 6

Belated Happy Birthday to your Dad,Prasanna.

I enjoyed reading your blog.--SKM


At 3:08 PM, Blogger Jeevan

I agree there should be some entertainment for others through our blogs. I think between friends (blog friends) we can discuss all topics there is no restrictions.


At 7:44 PM, Blogger prithz

Whoa!!! Perfectly said!! It made me realise a lot of things!!! thnx dude!!! And hey, u r doin an awesome job out here man!! Loving ur posts!!! At times, i get really sad if i find u have writen in tamil, 'coz i cant read so fast :'( Anyways, as u said, its our space, so i better give u the liberty to have ur way of things... me gonna start readin tamil magazines so that i can catch up wid ur tamil posts too!! :) enjoy!!!

Happy blogging!


At 10:21 PM, Blogger Priya

Valid points..
I started thinking...


At 11:54 PM, Blogger Kavi

Prasanna, you make an interesting point. However, this is as free a space as free can get. Amidst all this, there are a few like you, who will stay true to name (thinking high!).

About the others, the world has a choice. And its called 'boycot' !


At 12:54 AM, Blogger Syam

soringa cha saringa aapicer :-)


At 1:02 AM, Blogger Bharani

true and very valid points abt blogging....i have the same attitude towards in reading a blog....i read blogs which are funny and entertain...i hate to get involved in debates, discussion on any issues - no matter how important it is not for that....

good thoughts again :)


At 4:35 AM, Blogger indianangel

@usha: Dhanks! Im not pointing anyone here, its an ugly trend that has been on the rise over the past couple of months and wanted to mentione abt it thats all.

@Pria: Very true! dont comment if u dont like the post - its as simple as that! :)

@ veda: he he nandringo! edhola ennala mudinja mokkai padhivu!

@ SKM: Even I'm new to the blogging world, thanks and do visit again!

@ jeev: share panradukkum oru varaimurai irukku jeev, for these blog friends are the ones u know just only by name, there are lots whom u dont even know who they are!

@Prithz: Thats so sweet of you! u better Learn tamil fast, u sure are really missing the joys of some the best things in Tamil :)

@ Priya: romba yosikadheenga its bad of health! :)
@ Kavi: exactly! Boycott!
@ Syam: ROTFL! nattamai nala variteenga enna, ippa sandhoshamdhane ungalukku! :)
@ Bharani maams: idhanaladhaan neenga collegula kuda debate'la kalandhukkaliyo? :)


At 4:36 AM, Blogger Twisted DNA

I agree that we need to be respectful to each other and encourage each other. Providing non-constructive criticism doesn't help.

But on the other hand, we can't ask a blogger to restrict the content to some specific thing. People are free to write whatever they want and we are free to read (or not read) whatever we want :)


At 6:50 AM, Blogger Bharani

Aaaman gabtan....namaku kootamla allergy :)


At 8:09 AM, Blogger starry nights

Good points on blogging. sometimes I think positive criticism is good and may make you write better


At 1:05 AM, Blogger Dreamzz

wow that was a nice one :) will try to follow..:)