What is a Blog? The search engines says it is a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.
You might laugh at my sudden post to ask what is a blog?? I have my reasons to continue on Part 2 in my next coming post which has been typed, all ready.
Many bloggers treated their own blogs like a personal space or diary to record all the lifestyle events, vacation trips, fashions, cooking recipes or left over meals!! Since it is often made for public reading and viewing, it's best we read them with open mind and a pinch of salt. If we appreciate the writer's topic, it would be good to leave some kind words in the comments. That would be welcomed by the writers and motivate them to carry on sharing. Do not attack or belittle them if one cannot practice kindness.
Time has really changed. I have seen many anonymous blogs that slander about politics, royalties and character assassinations. These ghost writers often posted untrue facts and malicious lies about a certain person or place to bring them down. These dangerous tactics are despicable in today's world which will see no end in the social media. Now everything is online, free and easily accessible via smartphones to get the latest and hottest news across the continents. The Western Media has been hiring cybertroopers to spread lies about China, Middle Easts, Russia and whatever under the sun. We should trust our instincts and read them carefully without being gullible and prejudice.
Similarly, many active bloggers today have become real keyboard warriors! Some are so brave, bold and sometimes blunt with their typed words because they don't reveal their actual photos and identity. That is up to individual's choice to remain hidden. They may say it is for their own safety. Yes, safety is priority but sometimes they got carried away with the situation and ended up waging online wars or leave a barrage of threatening comments in other blogs. This is actually very scary for me to learn after seeing some incidents in the blogsphere. Words can really kill.
As you know, I have been writing my blog for the past 13 years. I have definitely seen many happy and crazy moments besides sad and ugly battles between bloggers. The list goes very long and it is too tiring to recall everything. I have no particular title for my writing styles here as I would pen down whatever that comes into my head. Sometimes I would love to share my happy stories and exciting trips. I would also share about life and death matters without fear or favour. I am very transparent here with all my photos from baby to a matured adult today. My intentions have always been genuine to share anything worthy and sometimes to awaken my readers.
When a blogger posted about a product or ate some food that they found it unsatisfactory, they are actually naming and shaming the seller. If one thinks it's alright to warn others, then the bad karma would fall back to the blogger for causing the seller all the loss of income and reputation. The damage done could not be undone, so we bloggers should try to refrain from killing someone's rice bowl esp when famous bloggers have thousands of readers daily across the world. It is meritorious if we share good things and benefit the seller & consumers. Character assassination is a sinful action. Just like the Borneo Elephant's case, I did not provide his real identity or his blog links. I merely shared some truths about his bullying and only few bloggers could guess his identity because they were also stomped by him. I was a victim too.
Moving on, the fellow bloggers often shared many good ideas and advice with me especially when they have returned from trips to Japan, Hong Kong and Europe. They would post them in their own blogs and similarly I would also try to share all my experience gained from the travels. Sadly, I never found the time to retrieve many more photos from the hard disk that contains my happy trips and glorious days with friends and family.
Looking back at all my posts, I suddenly realized that my style of writing and choice of words used, often made me sound very arrogant, egoistic and probably a show off too. I am very sure many readers might have felt this way, deep inside their thoughts. This is solely my fault as the choice of words and topics could be perceived very differently from my humble intentions to entertain my readers by sharing everything. For this, I have to apologize for giving this unpleasant impressions of myself. Perhaps I should not share and brag about myself too much from now onwards. I might remove all my personal photos if I deem it fit to do so. I should write more about general topics that could bring benefits and smiles to mankind. I will try my best to be more Humble, Humble and Humbler.
My next post: Blogger Vs Blogger