One of the largest blogging site in HK, mysinablog, recent published a book called “Why we blog?”. The book invited the top ranked bloggers in the website write about why they write blogs. It also has some samples from their blogs. I visit those blogs quite freqently and I admire how well the articles are written in those blogs.
I think I had wrote about why I blog a long time ago. At that time, I just want to capture some of my thoughts that would otherwise be forgetten. Now, I think my motivation of writting is changed. Not only I want my blog as the grabbage dump of my brian. I want to write articles that can attract and retain readers. I am aspired by those highly ranked blogger who turned their blogs into publication. In order to archive this goal, giving my website a pretty interface is not enough. I have to improve my writing skills, refine my writting and type faster! I definitely don’t want blogging consume most my time, ideally I can finish an article in under half hour. My reviews on anime, movies, books, CDs will still make up a large portion of the contents. I will also write articles about computer, as I progress in setting up my linux server and website. Philosophy and religion interested me most, but I can only afford to write those articles once a while. Since those writtings are very time consuming and require lots of research. I am still thinking about whether should I write comments on news I read from newspaper. First, the news, usually from HK newspaper, may not be very interesting to most of my readers. Second, I need to comment the news in a way that differtiate me thousands of the columnists out there. I don’t want to just merely repeat what other says. However, writing news commentary would force me to think creatively and probably can most numbers of readers if my writing is good.