All entries for September 2005
September 14, 2005
Right, the art of blogging. Now here's one to ponder, what are the rules of blogging?
Should blogging be spontaneous? Should it be planned in advance? Should you only blog the things that you want people to know or should you blog everything and let people see what you really are? (Yes this article really is a rip-off of the conversation in the comments of the article below but hey…I'm sure I can expand on it.
I'm sure I could drone on for a while trying to answer the question of "what is the point of blogging?". There are many answers that many people will give, but I suppose that it boils down to one thing, wanting to have people read about your thoughts, observations and actions and comment on them. But why do people want to have people comment on their articles? To prove how funny / interlectual / observant or whatever else they are? I suppose it differs from person to person.
Anyway, this article is not "why blog?"...it's "how blog?" What are the rules of blogging?(and I write this mainly for my own benefit because I don't blog all that much and I'm not up on the latest blogging etiquette.)
1. Should blogging be spontaneous or should it be planned?
2. To blog everything or not to blog everything?
The Answers (as I see them)
1. Surely blogging should be a spontaneous thing? I do know people that comment on if they miss a day of blogging, but surely if you didn't blog then you couldn't think of something worth blogging…or you were doing something sooooo interesting it'll make good reading in a later blog? The only reason to adhere to a rigid schedule is if you are being paid to blog or something? Could be a nice gig if you have a life that's interesting enough to manage that…
2. Not sure where to stand on this one, I can see both points of view, though personally I prefer to only blog what I want people to see, causes less problems this way, although I admire the courage of some people who are brave enough to post everything and let people judge them for what they are, though in my opinion it can seem like seeking sympathy in some cases although it may not be what they intended. Another sub-question is whether or not to flame bait, should articles that you will provoke a strong reaction be posted just to gain a reaction, I suppose it depends on the seriousness of the material in the end, it's down to personal judgement in the end, where to draw the line between humourous / stimulating conversation and the plain offensive (though I'm sure there are some official guidelines laid down somewhere regarding this).
Anyway, that was far too weighty and serious for my liking (but still quite short, I'm just lazy, I know), and probably makes no sense in the end…nuff said for now.
September 13, 2005
Ok, I know this is a bit cheeky seen as it's supposed to be my job, but I'm out to see what ideas people have for socials, how to get people interested, and how to keep it varied to keep them interested.
I'm just after any and all ideas anyone has, because I don't particularly want to make a horrific mess of things. If anyone (and I don't mean just frisbee people) has been to a social that they enjoyed a lot, a social they absolutely hated, anything, what to do, what not to do, things you've done that weren't socials but that might work as socials let me know please. I'll accept any ideas (within reason for those complete weirdos out there…you know who you are)...not that I don't have any of my own…honest ;)
September 09, 2005
It's nearly time to pack up pretty much everything I own and cart it all back to uni, a few more days… I wish I could say I've done something interesting with the time I've had off, sadly working at Burger King to try and earn off my overdraft doesn't really qualify as interesting.
Apolgies now for random sidetrack / rant
It is funny to watch the attitude of people when they have to talk to me at work. I know it's not a respected job but just a little bit of courtesy to people that have to do the menial jobs would be nice. Having someone complain that it was my personal fault that we had no veggie burgers was amusing for a bit, as was having two blokes push their way past me to get in when we were closing, you wouldn't do it anywhere else I'm sure…anyway, enough of the whinging.
Looking forward to coming back, getting back into some sort of routine, and seeing people I've missed while I've been away, roll on the 19th.