Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Would You Read Your Own Blog?

In this information overloaded world and with so many messages going around and with so much media input, in one defining moment before the latest Bobcast episode, we asked ourselves:

Would you read your own blog?

So much drama! (rolling eyes!).

I asked myself this question after I started checking out my blog stats closely. My stats were going up, yeah sure, but I wondered – why are people reading my blog? You see, I just started blogging (on a social networking site!) because I just wanted to write and not really to get any attention. A few weeks ago I blogged about looking into my blog traffic. And I was alarmed! I had readers! And not only from the Philippines, but from all over the world.

Uh-oh! Oh noes! <overwhelmed>

Anyway, I then asked myself, why are these people reading my blog? Frankly, I don’t know. Siguro naaaliw lang sila. Or natutuwa sa kakulitan ko? Well whatever the reason, thank you dear readers! I promise to get myself in more adventures and scrapes so I can tell another story that I lived! LOL.

Anyways, at the end of the day, would I read my blog? Notwithstanding the Pygmalion effect… I think I’d just skim through my personal blog, get details on how to go to vacation destinations and tips on how to enjoy the place, read my work blog, ghost (since I share posting in it with some friends) and wedding blog, and my other blogs? Never mind, panay emote lang yun. Hmmm, fair enough, I can't imagine being a fan of myself nor projecting myself more than who I really am, that’s going to be really weird. And besides, it's more fun reading about other people's stories. LOL.

Translations
Siguro naaliw lang sila – Maybe they find it entertaining.
Natutuwa sa kakulitan ko? – Fond of me being a scatterbrain.
Panay emote lang yun. – It’s all about ranting. And as Badar would say “She’s got that faraway look again.”

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:01 AM

    Confession time. I like the way you write. It unpretentious yet descriptive enough to let me iamgine what you have in mind, specially when you bare your soul, your struggles and only care to better your self in front of God.

    Keep on writing Aileen. Then please write for MabutingBalita.net

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  2. @Jun - Thanks for the encouragement! I used to write for our Parish Newsletter and some of my columns I republished at http://svhomegrown.blogspot.com. Hehehe. :)

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  3. Hi Aileen, I stumbled on your blog site about a month ago when I was looking for sites about puerto galera and I've been hooked since then. I think I share the same sentiments that you have about the mundane things that you write. Your blogs have actually had me thinking about having my own blog site... Nah, I'll just keep on reading yours! - ron of ict

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  4. Hi

    That is really an amazing question to ask oneself!!!

    [Useful for those who don't look into their monitor while typing! just kidding!!]

    Thanks.

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  5. Anonymous8:07 PM

    i guess i will look at your "ghost" sites...i see ghosts, you know

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  6. @ron@ict - Really? Nakup... pressured tuloy ako hehe.

    @Ali - I think I've become addicted to blogging. Oh noes!

    @Sexy Mom - Would you be interested to join the group and share your experiences? :)

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