Thursday, January 13, 2011

I am a blog!

I am a blog, but what is my true purpose?

Am I just ramblings on a web page or do I have meaning to others? Do readers find me informative or do they point and laugh and discuss how much little thought was put into my construction?

Is it my "job" to report the news or just be abusive and criticize others for their failings and lack of insight? Do I provoke thoughtful discussion among peers or gather frothing fanboys to me?

These questions and others are often asked by most people when deciding whether or not to create a blog, especially a gaming blog.

Do I report how I feel about a game or report what the general population feels? Should I be brutally honest or fudge a little so as to not incur the wraiths of fellow bloggers or fanboys? Will I be a propaganda machine for my favorite games or just report the news and remove any emotional hype?

It's hard to be a blogger. If your popular and your opinion is viewed and respected then any misstep can cause people to pound your site with unwanted comments. Worse, you can be the ire of fellow bloggers not because they want to oppose you but so they can pull hits from your misstep onto their site and I'm sure this happens more than people will admit.

Blogging is a lot if fun, but it can be as pulse pounding as getting ganked over and over and just as frustrating if you let it be. The trick is to remember that blogging is for your personal enjoyment. I have said this before and I will say it again, I blog for me, not for you!!.

If you like it or hate it, leave a comment or add me to your reader, but if not that's cool too. I'm gonna do my thing whether I get 1 or 1,000,000 views a day and fellow bloggers and readers should understand that there is no wrong or right blog just the fun of blogging.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPod


  1. I got to say I am so glad right now I started blogging, I met some wonderful people through it.

    It's a great hobby, and I love it.

  2. Wow you make it sound so scary Oak lol I just started blogging I don't want to be ganked :( .. but good advice I will take. I'm just gonna do my own thing and hopefully it doesn't go boom :)

  3. Oi! Some jerk on Twitter said you hate MMOs, thus I have come here to tell you about it!

    Now I'm off to tell my other 10 million internet friends, prepare for hits sir! :P

  4. Oh Oak you ornery dwarf you, I never once thought you blogged for anyone else but yourself! But then again isn't that why most of us decide to blog in the first place?

  5. I tend to like blogs like yours, Oak...where there's just a handful of readers and I know my comments will be read, and we practically feel like we're pals. Perhaps we could join up in WoW sometime.