Credit: Alberto Alerigi
Blogging into 2009 It's a whole new year right ahead of us. The blogosphere has come a long, long way. I read somewhere there are now more than 1.5 billion bloggers (correct me if I'm wrong) and that says a lot about people who want to get online either to impart information and knowledge, to communicate or just to flaunt themselves.
Hey, didn't they tell you that blogging is as easy as eating apple pie and it's fun? Well, that depends on how you want to go about it.
Truth be told, it takes passion, determination and true grit to really achieve some kind of notoriety as a blogger.
We know bloggers come in all sizes, shapes and temperament. Some blog for fun, others for money. But once you take the plunge, you'll soon realize that keeping a blog updated on a regular basis is different from having breakfast, lunch and dinner as a day-to-day routine.
So, have you got what it takes to put your nose to the blogging grindstone?
No doubt, the blogging terrain is full of potholes but if you know your way around, you might end up feeling like a blogging prima donna with your head in the clouds.
But let's not forget those bloggers who, after the initial flourish of posts, would be going through a period of inertia known as "writer's block. "
Sooner or later, this dysfunctional characteristic will creep into you and you'll be going through a period of non-productive angst. It happens to most of us.
Blogging burnt-out has taken its toll on a number of bloggers. But then, there are others who seem to be able to churn out post after post like they are coming out of a factory line. Are you one of them, or do you think it's crazy? Or is it cool?
Blogging is mental and addictive. It can be an obsession. A full-time job. A business venture. A vehicle to rant and rave. A media for socializing. A playground. And what have you.
And what kind of blogger are you gonna be? - Markk