Just lazing around on this final day of a long weekend.
Somehow, I feel like telling you all a bit about blogging.
For a bit of background, please click on this link,
There are not many bloggers who are stupid like me.
We are the ones who really believe in what we write and happy enough if people could consider our opinion. Nothing more than that.
Others make a living out of it. They are the clever ones.
Actually, in the beginning, I never expected this blog to be what it is now.
I thought no one will really care to read the thoughts and ramblings of a stupid girl.
Well, except maybe other girls as they may relate to it.
Much to my surprise, it turned out that quite a number of people like to read what I wrote.
It's nice to have an audience.
Still, I don't believe they would have read it if my blogging captain Rocky had not listed this blog on his blogroll.
I'm not really sure why he did it.
Honestly, I'm not very close to him.
Being on Rocky's blogroll and categorised as one of the "Other blogs that rock" gives a blog the recognition it needed to attract serious readers.
Many blogs became famous because of it.
Rocky has always been fair, even to bloggers who tend to disagree with him.
You can see quite a number of them on his blogroll.
I actually closely followed the template of Rocky's blog.
The ethics and methods of operating this blog are mostly based on his blog.
For instance, it was supposed to be a platform of free speech and expression.
I hardly censored comments unless they are either really seditious, extremely vulgar, very stupid and out of topic or could cause harm to innocent people.
For you all whose comments were spiked off by me, let me tell you that it was because one of the above reasons.
I even allowed very bad comments about myself through.
Told myself that I must be able to take it as much as I can dish it out.
If we want people to know us for our thoughts, we must be able to accept criticisms.
Otherwise, we would be just neurotic pussies.
I also hardly engaged in debates with commentators as I believe they have the right to express their opinions the same way I have the right to write what I like in my postings.
It's also would not be a fair debate because I have the advantage as I'm the moderator of this blog.
These were also the practices when I first contributed contents to the now not very active Big Cat blog about five years ago.
This is what I learned from those early days of reading Rocky's blog.
Some people had accused me of taking orders from Rocky in the past, but I guess now they know that it's not true.
Otherwise I would not be branded as these and that by some people.
I respect and will never go against Rocky due to the kindness that he extended to me but I don't simply follow my blogging captain all the time.
That's because he once told me that I must write my blog according to my sincere beliefs and try to write it from my heart.
Otherwise people will not bother to read it.
I'm doing exactly that.