What does it take to be a blogging genius? Interesting content, good usage of the English language and the ability to transform personal thoughts into words. However, for the new and upcoming bloggers of today, blogging is about visiting other websites and blogs and copying what they find.
Someone on this blog wanted to know why even pointless posts attract a lot of views and comments while good, useful ones don’t. It is a person’s own thoughts and ideas that are respected which eventually generate traffic. I personally love to read what other people think of different aspects of life. I don’t want to know about people’s copy pasting skills, especially when they don’t even bother to mention the source. This is why “pointless” posts attract a lot of traffic and comments while “useful” ones don’t.
There was a time when there were only a handful of multi-authored blogs, but now, a new one seems to pop up every now and then. The reason why new multi-authored blogs are not doing well is because they are unable to provide originality and quality. A multi-authored blog will not automatically generate traffic just because it is multi-authored.
Many simply choose to write on personal blogs but they don’t provide variety. I visited a personal blog with nothing but posts on gadgets. The blog did not have any comments to any post and I am assuming it is because no one visits that blog. I certainly wouldn’t, at least not again, knowing that I would get bored. Other blogs seem to think that blogging is about writing on the Zardari everyday.
Then there are some who’s idea of blogging is talking about how good Urdu is and how English is taking away our identity. I wonder why they feel the need to do so in English. There are blogs available where you can write in Urdu, if you are so in love with Urdu.
Blogging is becoming more and more futile by the day. The spark that was once found in blogs is gone. The maestro’s are nowhere to be seen. People are obsessed with copying other’s work. There are even some complaining about the English language. The standard of blogging has declined. People these days blog just for the sake of it.
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