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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Blog Problems

Blog Problems
by: Jesse S. Somer

What in the world is up with the world of blogs? Blogs are meant to be this great new technology where people can share their ideas and interests with others around the globe. As far as I’m concerned the state of blogs is one of chaos, confusion, and anti-interactivity. The other day I decided to do some research on the Web and try to connect to some blog writers out there that interested me. Let me tell you it was not an enjoyable task as I had envisioned. I spent four painful hours surfing through around a thousand on-line journals, and I found only a few that interested me. What are we doing out there people?

First of all, just getting to a blog can be a pain in the arse. For example, you type in the words ‘Philosophy blogs’ and a whole bunch of sites come up. Some are conglomerate sites with thousands of journals, but the area you’re searching for may have only one blog in it! This is because they separate the blogs into a million different categories, like ‘love’, ‘lovers’, ‘lovable’ etc. Why not have just a few main categories to choose from?

The next problem is the content. People with ‘philosophical’ blogs are having personal chats with their mates about the local dance competition on Tuesday! Why not go to a chat room if you just want to talk to your friends? Blogs are supposed to be a personal viewpoint expressed to the whole Web community. Wouldn’t you actually like to meet more people like yourself? How is this going to happen if you talk in strange uncommon slang and acronyms that you and your friends can only understand? Please stick to the subject at hand, and take it at least half seriously.

Another major problem is the fact that you can find a really cool blog that sparks an interest, but then find that the writer hasn’t added an entry in over a year! What’s it doing on the Net? Have these people passed away? I seriously doubt it, as there are so many blogs in this ‘lost’ state. Having a blog is a responsibility; it’s a shared diary for the whole community. How can someone form a relationship if you only write in your blog once a millennium?

Back to the subject of content: These on-line journals are a real chance to communicate regularly with others with similar views to yourself. We can learn a lot from each other, as each human is an individual with special traits and skills that only they have. So why do we see so many blogs just talking about trivial nonsense like ‘Who the coolest movie actor is.’ Humanity is an intelligent species evolving everyday towards a higher consciousness. So where are all the thinkers out there, the people who have taken us to the next levels of spirituality and scientific exploration? I’d really like to hear what you’ve got to say, but all I can find are philosophical beliefs on why died pink jeans express one’s true inner self.

The issue of making comments on someone’s blog is also a controversial one. Why have comments sections if you’re not going to reply to people who have expressed an interest in what you’ve had to say? How is this community going to function if all the conversation is one-way! Come on people, wake up and smell the onions! Let’s change the blogging community into the awesome structure of shared knowledge that it was intended for. Please don’t let it turn into the small-talk world of chat rooms.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jesse S. Somer
M6.net
http://www.m6.net
Jesse S. Somer is a concerned human attempting to inform his fellow people of the real possibilities hidden in the Internet.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Blogging-Way To Help Lose Weight!

Blogging-Way To Help Lose Weight!

By: harbal khan

The power of the internet not only lies in the ability to access information quickly, but also through the ability to make connections and collaborate with people all over the world. Do an internet search on weight loss blogs, and you will find millions of results, many times complete with pictures and weekly weigh-ins. The ability to connect with people quickly and easily has allowed people to build instant support networks for their weight loss programs.



And the big names in weight loss are noticing, too. Weight Watchers allows members to complete their program completely online, and eDiets.com was the first to be available only online. Advances in technology allow interactive tools to aid in even greater weight loss. Start with an online evaluation, where the results are used to build the dieter’s program. Other tools include BMI calculators, calorie counters, online journals, goal trackers and more. Many report quick weight loss because of the range of support and tools available to help them on their journey. Forums, where members can interact with and encourage each other tend to be the most popular. There is also a certain anonymity that comes along with using the internet, where it is not quite as embarrassing as facing people in the real world.



But for the individual user, blogging is the most popular way to share their story with the world. A blog is simple and free to create, and can be customized to tell your story any way you like. There are online journals, where people record what they do and eat daily. Many times there is a weigh-in at the end of the week, complete with pictures, allowing a person to see the results. Other versions are like mini-magazines, with daily articles. Both versions usually allow readers to comment, and the site owner has the ability to moderate as much as they want.



If you are seeking support for your weight loss but are too embarrassed or busy to find a face-to-face support group, you might want to consider using the internet to help you in your journey. You can start a blog for free almost anywhere; Blogger or Word press tends to be the most popular. Be sure to write daily; this helps keep you accountable for your progress and what you did today to help you with your weight loss. Be sure to keep the focus on one topic. losing weight is a great topic because it is so broad. Some choose to focus on healthy eating, while other may discuss natural weight loss methods and supplements such as hoodoo. Read the blogs of others for inspiration, and comment on articles you find helpful. Soon you will find that you have started your own little online community.



There are online journals, where people record what they do and eat daily. Many times there is a weigh-in at the end of the week, complete with pictures, allowing a person to see the results. Other versions are like mini-magazines, with daily articles. Both versions usually allow readers to comment, and the site owner has the ability to moderate as much as they want.




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