I was doing my usual daily bloghopping routine when I saw an interesting post about Malu Fernandez hating bloggers.
Malu Fernandez, in her Manila Standard Today column notoriously declared:
“But blogging, aside from Perez Hilton and the other big time bloggers (you know who you are) is for me a slacker job or a medium and pastime for lonely people to connect. Unless you’re in bloody Siberia or in a Gulag prison, try stepping outside your comfort zone and turn off the laptop or pc, you just might find some real live people to talk to instead of typing away in cyber space.”
AFAIK, I dont really have that much of a clue who Malu Fernandez is aside from she is a columnist who bashed OFWs.This is the sweetest thing about blogging, you can vent you what you feel and a majority of people will be able to read, ponder and comment on your posts. That is my real intention of blogging, being heard. Whoever said that “blogging” was a slacker’s job or a medium and pastime for lonely people to connect, should please try to grab a cup of coffee, put it some sugar or cream, stir it lightly and pretty please spill it to your face.
Blogging for me is not just an online diary as I don’t just write about the oh-so-mushy love poems and qoutes , the overly-corny words spoken between me and my girlfried [to think I don’t have a girlfriend] and post the lyrics of schmaltzy songs I heard that day. I write about “something”, things that I loved, I do and I mostly dream of doing for years to come. I blog about the music scene, punk rock, anything linux, anything extreme and anything in between and that does not make me a slacker right?
I don’t how Malu Fernandez associated “blogging” with slacking. Slacking as far as Answers is concern is a person who shirks their work or duty. Dictionary check please Ms. Malu!
While some bloggers blog to earn residual income, I have not had that much luck on earning residual income from blogging, but I’m still blogging, because I’m enjoying the heck of it. I’m no reckless blogger too, I don’t blog-and-hide as I have placed my picture [ to the disgust of my site’s viewers ] with the links to my profile to community sites I’m in. No matter how much I bash anybody with my blog, they will still be able to find me.
Another point here is I HAVE A LIFE OUTSIDE BLOGGING. I work as a Technical Support in a WebHosting Company where I leech my domain and webhosting account from, I play in a band, I play basketbally afternoon, I watch local punk/hxc gigs and I party with friends and get wasted on weekends. So much for your “try stepping outside your comfort zone and turn off the laptop or pc, you just might find some real live people to talk to instead of typing away in cyber space.”
In this blog I am the owner, in this blog entry I am the editor-in-chief [WTF! fetish for role playing], in the whole blogosphere I am one of the writers of tales that may put a smile or a smirk on every readers faces. I am a blogger! I blogged, I blog, and I will blog because I want to and I like to.
Check out this link for Malu Fernandez article:
Congratulations! I HATE YOU by Alesana blaring through the my Creative Zen Micro’s Earphones.