Posted on August 5th, 2011 No comments
This week’s lecture has kept me thinking about how blogs has changed so much. Blogs are no longer used as a personal online diary but more of a way to share and express their thoughts and attract people of similar interest. I’ve been following a few blogs for quite some time and I’ve notice many of them have become full-time bloggers. They quit their day time jobs and concentrate fully on keeping their blogs updated. Imagine the pleasure of working from home at any hour! I would love to have that kind of job too instead of the usual 9 to 5 job sitting at the office.
It’s really great to see how much a blog could expand a person’s social network and help to create an online identity. The full-time bloggers that I know from my country earn some of their salary from writing advertisements. They get invited to opening/product events and they write about it in their blogs. They have really spend a fair amount of time to get their name known on the cyberspace so that people would instantly recognize who they are and invite them for appearances.
So sometimes it really makes me wonder what kind of identity I would create for myself to be known in the cyberspace. I rarely use my real name on the internet so Googling my name on the internet would almost return 0 matching results. I have been using my English name on the internet and friends who actually call me by my real name have associate with me in real life before. I can feel I’m having some kind of identity crisis now!
I actually went to Google on full-time bloggers and I found quite a lot of articles on becoming full-time bloggers, successful tips on blogging, etc. But one of the articles caught my eyes probably because of the title (Aha! One way to catch your reader’s attention – use interesting titles!). Here it is: ‘So I Quit My Day Job – Holy Cow! I Took the Plunge’