January 16, 2007 11:04am CST
Hi, i find blogging a rather fun thing to do nowadays. A lot of people are starting to create their own blogs. Blog is an expressive tool for self-expression and some boredom-killing. However there might be side effects of blogging, because some of the things are meant to be personal in the blog, but being online means it can ve view publicly. Do you think blogging is good? Do you blog? Please share your views.
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16 Jan 07
I don't blog at all, though I have consediered it. I usually am a fairly private person, though I've shared more about my family at MyLot than I have with most people. Overall, I think Blogging is a good thing on a number of levels. I think it encourages people to communicate in the written word and thatis a good thing. It also allows a sounding board for some behaviors and situations that can encourage feedback. The downside is that some people will put anything out there. I think sometimes that hurts other people and that is something that does bother me. People should consider how their actions might affect or hurt others.
22 Jan 07
Hey bubblefish, I agree, blogging is a fun thing - I used to do it but unfortunately I don't have the time for it anymore. For me, it doesn't matter who sees my blog as long as they don't know me, but it matters if family and friends see it! That's just my opinion..
23 Jan 07
Yes, blogging is the in-thing these. Almost every one has started blogging these days and only handful of them are successful in it. Most of them discontinue it either because of lack of time or because of the writer's block that they get after some time. Yes i do blog but only occasionally.
23 Jan 07
People write blogs for many reasons, fame, fortune or sometimes just for fun. For many its a way to express artistic talent or writing skills. Some people blog purely to make money, although thats not easy to do. I think it's a very personal thing, you need to ask yourself "why am I writing a blog?"
18 Jan 07
Yeah, I like blogging very much, and I update my blogs quite frequently. Blogging is not just about personal journals, but also sharing. As my blogs are public, I can't criticize anyone in my blogs, in case my friends will read them. At first, I was thinking, would this defeat the purpose of writing blogs? Then I thought, it's actually good for myself to stop complaining and criticizing others, eventhough something not so good has happened to me. Through this way, I started to stop complaining and criticizing anymore. Blogging motivates me a lot. As I have any plans or doubts, I'll write in my blogs. My friends may leave a comment or remind me on my plans, that pushes me to really work on it. Since I like to share what I've learnt and what I'm thinking in my blogs, I keep myself learning and reading all the time. It builds up a good habit. Through blogging, I get to make some new friends, and exchange ideas/thoughts with them. It's all gains. I'd definitely think blogging is good. Of coz, it depends on your own purpose of blogging. ^_^