After taking into consideration about certain factors, I have made a decision to write this posting about blogging. Interested? Please read...I think we can share something over here.
When I started blogging in July 2004, I did not realised that the world of blogging will be wide and popular. There was no comment at that time. No blogging friends (if any, only one or two). You wrote something in your blog, but couldn't blog hop that much. There was no one (or if there was, only one or two) who will appreciate what you wrote.
The best ever comment I've ever received was from an author of my favourite book, but she said she couldn't understand what I wrote about her because it was in Malay (one of the reasons why I'm writing in English right now)
Nevertheless, there were people who hated me because I was a blogger who apparently wrote my personal diary in the net.
I remember getting this verbal comment:
"Bloggers are losers!"
We had an internet kiosk at our workplace (because they did not installed internet at our PCs). This person stood behind me, saw what I was doing and simply said that to me (even though he was nice all the time, but the comment he made about bloggers was really painful to bear). It was just 3 words.
Then one sunny day, I received another comment. This time, in my own blog:
huh !!poyo giler minah nie,suka2 nak kondem kedai org,kalau dia nak nama kedai Siti Nurshahida Binti Zamrinor sengal pun suka ati dia lar,hahaha
8:15 PM , 27th November 2008
Title: Ayam Golek Dara
I was writing about how funny the name of a place can be and how delicious ayam golek was until I received this comment. Ironically, it was way before created my Facebook's badge or put anything personal like my full name. So, my best guess was this person must be a person I knew personally. The person did not realised that my boss accidently blurted the name out when he was calling me because of my blog - read: cheryna love story). Therefore, I have a vague idea of who wrote this and if my prediction was true, I wish the person will live in harmony:)
Since then, I thought the name anonymous was such a good name for a child. I highly recommend this name if you're planning to have a child soon. Perhaps, that would be for my child. Forget Orkid. Let's name her Anonymous:)
Today, I've visited Zara's blog and I found this:
Wow, pasal payung pun nk kecoh! :P
I was screening everyone's answer to ensure that I'll give a good comment because I truly enjoyed reading the blog since I knew how much effort would Zara made to post such ideas (I would've been blank if I was the one whose having chicken pox!)
So I put my reply:
cHeRyNa PiReS on October 12, 2009 12:30 PM said...
Wow, pasal payung pun nk kecoh! :P
--> siapa nieh? rasa mau pelangkung saja!
takpelah zara, kak sha can read between the lines and i think you posting is superb!
The person then replied:
>:( Ehh, nk pelankung kite lak, x ksian ke!? Lgipun, wat pe nk beban, bli la payung yg boleh dilipat dan kecil (portable) kan senang! work smart! bak kata Najib , skrang bkan mse utk maju, ttpi utk bersatu! 1Malaysia! :P
I mean, all of the sudden you're talking about politics? That is so...so... lame...You know how to be sensitive when someone replies you back, but you don't know how to be sensitive about your own reply. In this world, the only sensitive person are YOU....YOU...and YOU...
I also read a posting by siTedi, which amazed me of the copy and paste comments. They were made by certain blogger just to increase the traffic to his/her blog. Say:
Good posting. Keep up the good work.
Even though you were writing about your dying cat.
Then you go to another blog, you'll see the same comment about a girl who was dumped by her boyfriend. Aiyoooooo...????
Pathetic isn't it?
When we write a blog, we're expose to these kind of people. We might be hurt but do we have to be hurt? The moment we created the account and posted the articles, we're accountable to whatever we said. But do they have the right to criticise?
Might be. If they think they are:)
It's like you know the ayam golek is not fresh, yet you eat the ayam golek. Can you blame others? No.
But it is also not justifiable if the person whose commenting in your blog fail to read your posting properly. You're writing about something else, but the person says something else. Then, you have to let the person go to school and learn how to read, right?
Take care of others and others will take care of you.
The campaign of the day:
Learn to read. Not just how to write.
Care to share your experience with me?
* bloggers: your visits are very much appreciated:)