Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Dirty Laundry

Well Bloggers, Bloggees, et al,

This is a historic moment: this is Pink Lady's post number 100!

Here are some stats:

Pink Lady's first post was on March 25th of this year - so about 5 months ago. That means that Pink Lady has posted 20 times per month on average! That's a lot! It's an average of about 5 times a week. I didn't realize it was that much. The post currently has 843 hits - that's around 8 per post.

Anyhoo that was just some fun (??) facts....

Why blog? Isn't it kind of just like hanging out your dirty laundry for all the world to see?

I was reading an interesting booklet by Seth Godin on blogging (Godin is a famous blogger himself). According to him, there are 3 types of blogs:

  • Cat blogs: about you and your cat, i.e. of no interest to anyone but you (this is according to Godin)
  • Boss blogs: blogs intended for a certain group of people - so kind of like an internal communications channel for a company or for an organization, group, etc.
  • Buzz blogs: blogs intended to sell something - products, services - or ideas whose time has come.

    I was wondering what category my blog falls into - surely the first one according to Godin. However, I like to think (though I'm probably enormously conceited even to think this!!) that I create a little bit of positive buzz in the world as well. But who knows.

    The other thing that I'm wondering about is why then - if cat blogs interest no-one - are blogs such as Greek Tragedy so hugely popular? Stephanie Klein's blog is so popular that she got a book deal out of it.

    Maybe it's because we humans simply are voyeuristic: we like reality TV - and we like to read about other people's lives. And not just famous ones, we like to read about anybody's life if he or she writes about it in an interesting enough way.

    And how do we define interesting in this context? I would say that what makes it interesting is that it has universal appeal: so we're back from the personal to the general!

    Keep on Bloggin'

    Pink Lady

P.S. The photo was taken in Mykonos, Greece. Sun-dried squid is a local delicacy - I wouldn't know, didn't taste it...

1 comment:

TJ said...

Dear Pink Lady,

Thank you for the nice comment. You appear to have found something interesting in my blog.

I also found your blog quite entertaining and interesting as well. So we've proven the point that there are more than three catigories. We are among the many other interesting bloggers who have something to say.

Congrats on the 100th post. WOW! I'm a blog baby, but I like it.

Nice to hear from you, and happy blogging.