I’m part of Nuffnang community! (My personal viewpoint on the extract)Posted on August 23rd, 2011 No comments
When I was reading the extract, I wasn’t really sure what the term ‘communal discourse’ meant by the authors. But after dissecting the extract by sentence, I tried to sit down and really think of what it means and I came out with this post regarding my understanding of the extract.
This makes me think of my days of being a blogger back in 2007. I actually wrote a bit of my history as a blogger here. Back then, I joined Nuffnang, currently Asia Pacific’s leading blog advertising community. The main purpose I joined Nuffnang was to generate some income for my blog through the advertisements but I realized that I was not earning as much as the other bloggers because my blog lack of readers or in the blogosphere it means blog traffic. The readers on my blog were mainly my friends and probably friends of friends so my network was very limited.
Then, I tried to expand my network by joining Nuffnang Innit which is a blog aggregator for all Nuffnang Glitterati members where the Nuffnang community share their blog entries to each other. So this sentence ‘this anchors blogs in the public arena, as part of a communal discourse’ (Mortensen & Walker 2002) relates to my experience and understanding of this part of the extract which is putting my blog out in the public, connecting with other bloggers and being part of an online community.
Nuffnang Innit is the ‘public arena’ where all the Nuffnangers (community) linking to each other thus creating an online community because in this ‘public arena’ we are sharing blog entries, leaving comments on the posts and even communicating with other bloggers using the chatbox.
Hence, after joining Nuffnang Innit and being ‘part of a communal discourse’, I saw a significant change in my blog traffic. Not only that, the topics that I wrote started to develop as I get ideas from other Nuffnanger’s post and my social network expanded from there. Overall, what I’m trying to explain from my experience here in relation to the extract is how the cross-linking between blogs in this online platform has created a community in the weblogs world.
Let me share with you how awesome Nuffnang community has been for me.
Yay! My Nuffnang profile.
Significant increase of readers on my blog after being part of Nuffnang community
- Mortensen, T & Walker, J 2002, ‘Blogging Thoughts: Personal Publication as an Online Research Tool’ in Researching Ict’s in Context. Ed. Andrew Morrison. Oslo: University of Oslo, pp. 249-259.
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