VOF Week 3: (The serious jokers)
When i first heard of blogs some times back, the first thing that came in to my mind about bloggers is that they lacked seriousness,that they had little or no credibility. I had that rigid mindset about them such that if i was researching for anything online and i stumble upon some bloggers' views, i could rush through them, taking little or no interest in them because i already considered them as jokers.
In fact, just looking at the title of the blog could put me off especially if i was researching on some serious scholarly papers. Little did i know that such is the language of blogs although some bloggers misuse them by posting really nasty stuff. But i have come to learn that blogs can also provide very useful information from the 'horse's mouth'. I have so far learnt and changed my mindset about blogs. I have even learnt to be a blogger myself... how? through pulse wire.
As a blogger on pulsewire, i am able to post information that i believe in, get comments, interact with other bloggers... all these through the voice. Whereas at first i thought of the language of bloggers as lacking seriousness, i have now come to appreciate that keeping it simple is the best strategy in blogging in order to incite action, provoke, to joggle minds... it is simplicity especially in the language that draws more attention and causes a chorus of responses.
As a present blogger, the language and how best to engage readers has been my challenge. But i have so far learnt that the KISS strategy is the best solution. I have also changed my mindset... i am able to interact with other people from different networks globally through my personal journal on pulse wire. I call it my blog.