What is a good blog? & BlogExplosion – Stingy Asses!

Thank you to the 9 people who voted for my site, fuck you to the other 1035 that didn’t. Here’s a message from another blogger to you non-voters.


How long does it take to vote?

I’ve recieved 10 blogmarks, which is nice! Even bigger thanks to you geniuses who blogmarked me hanks all, hope you are still reading regularly..Yeah you can take this as another delurking post..

I’ve recieved one magical BlogExplosion comment (WHICH I WROTE MY FUCKING SELF)..

Yes I comment on nice blogs, yes I blogmark good blogs, yes I vote, yes I am a good BlogExplosion user. The other similar service BlogClicker? No idea haven’t been back for ages..couldn’t be doing with the stupid pictures of fishes and stuff.

Have some decency, vote, leave a comment, tell me to shut up, anything you like.. But do something please, Bloody apathetic planet. I’ve no sympathy at all! (HG2TG)

After using BlogExplosion for quite some time now, I’ll give a summary..

This also could be considered what is a good blog..or not as the case may be.

1) Too many political blogs
Who gives a shit if you are red, blue, green, yellow or wish to finger Dumbya Bush’s assring, I don’t. Welcome to my block list. Political satire, now there’s a genre I can appreciate, but serious political ‘commentary’..Yeah like it matters what you say, like it makes a difference, like you are going to change the world? Also if people want politics they will probably do grown up things like READ THE FUCKING NEWSPAPER..

2) Too many pro-religious blogs
Yeah God is great, God is good, Jesus loves you because no-one else does you self-righteous Bible quoting cuntnugget. My blocklist mostly contains holier-than-thou blogs preaching to the masses, people can go to church if they want that shit thank you very teh much. Religious blogs can be good such as No Religion Now[/url] and The Raving Atheist[/url]..but generally aren’t. Sorry but I had to endure enough of that crap in school (Church of England school) and Sunday School (Bible classes)..

3) Mundane blogs
If the highlight of your week was the fact that your dog took a shit in your kitchen and honestly, you have nothing else to say and appear to have no opinions other than ‘Oprah is good’, why the fuck are you blogging? Leave it to people with lives PLEASE. I’d prefer not to waste 30 seconds staring at pictures of your potplants. If you take pictures try and frame them well, make it an object of interest, something beautiful..funny, moving, strange, disturbing, anything please…just make sure it’s not BORING..The cardinal sin of blogging is to have a boring blog, give up now..

4) Hideously ugly blogs
Animated gifs? Flashing? Blinking? NONONONONONNO Please…Go find a cluestick and beat yourself around the head with it repeatedly..YES YOU YOU COLOUR BLIND MORON..

Huge Java Applets and big ass Flash animations are kinda off-putting too…if it takes longer than 30 seconds for your page to load (WITH broadband) there is something seriously wrong and you are breaking all the web-design rules.

5) Anything else I don’t like
Which could be any number of things.

Good blogs have at least some of the following qualities (generally not all):

1) Engaging
Topics that are accesible and understandable, a natural flow in the writing that allows you to read it easily, as though someone was talking to you and could hold your interest. This is probably one of the harder things to achieve if you can’t engage people in conversation in real life it will hard for you to engage a one-way dialogue in the blogosphere. Engaging writers are those like Michael Ooi[/url] who can write posts and keep you interested.

2) Entertaining
Funny, topical, humourous, weird, different things entertain different people, I can guarantee you some of the menial crap you blog about doesn’t entertain ANYONE. Dr Liew[/url] would be an example of this, loads of random bizzaro stuff.

3) Interesting
If you learn something new, find out a new resource or gain something from reading a blog it’s a good thing, try and add some value to the world, don’t be another useless leech. Jeff Ooi[/url] would be in this category, he also had though provoking and controversial covered.

4) Thought Provoking
These are the rarer kind of blogs, those with original thoughts, not regurgitated news or ‘topical’ commentary. People with opinions that make you question, make you doubt the system or the state or something that people hold firm..Those few people that have opinions and are articulate enough to share them, I border on this side at times but don’t have the concentration to be thought-provoking every day. TV-Smith[/url] would have this well covered with his current affairs satire.

5) Good Looking
This includes well layed out and easy to navigate, not overly cluttered, not overly bright/dull/flashy. Clean and Zen is good. My blog for example, but well not to be kembang then maybe you should check out Flirt in a Skirt[/url].

6) Controversial
This could be considered similar to Though Provoking, but these blogs tend to be more extreme, they insight rage and anger and heated debate on those thorny subjects such as Religion, Politics, Gun Laws and so on. Lillian Chan[/url] for example seems to have a knack for stirring things up.

7) Seedy
Those about sex, prostituion and the redder side of things, those like NY Escort[/url] and Hustler[/url] are prime examples of these, sex sells, even in the blogosphere.

8) Have a ‘Community’
Having a community is a good thing, having regular stalkers, people who are interested in what you have to say and people willing to engage in games and comment on things. One site which is a perfect example of this is Michele Agnew[/url], she can write a 3 line post and get over 30 comments.

9) Well-written
This goes without saying, reasonably well written including good grammar, spelling, punctuation and proper capitalisation. nOt tYpiNg liKe tHiS iS a gReAt sTaRt. An example of this would be Sigmund, Carl and Alfred[/url], although they can be assholes they write well.

10) Regularity
If you haven’t posted anything in 3 months reading your blog is akin to eating stale bread. Post or close it.

As you can see there are far more things you can do ‘right‘ than you can do wrong..So go for it, knock yourselves out and have yourself a GOOD blog.

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18 Responses to What is a good blog? & BlogExplosion – Stingy Asses!

  1. Adam January 28, 2005 at 4:44 am #

    Well I am the first one to comment. You got a nice blog here but I guess you ve to do some marketing. PPS is a great way to start. Give urURL to some friends n ask them to comment. Leaving comments in other blogs is also another great way to make some new friends on the blogosphere.

  2. doc January 28, 2005 at 4:51 am #


  3. Edrei January 28, 2005 at 5:59 am #

    Hahaha…Blogexplosion and Blogclicker are all the same in which you get blogs like those. You can’t help it really. It’s all this freedom of speech thing that gets to people’s heads when it comes to blogging. Hell…I blogged about that a few days ago anyway.

    But yeah…finding a good niche in the community can be a little hard these days with alot of blogs out there to get into.

  4. shanks January 28, 2005 at 9:26 am #

    hey, you forgot number 11 – a pretty girl’s blog with regular doses of their pictures. usually there isn’t much writing, just pictures after pictures saying how cute they are, which i don’t mind, really.

  5. michaelooi January 28, 2005 at 9:28 am #

    *blush for the praise*

    BE is a pot full of shit IMHO…

  6. ShaolinTiger January 28, 2005 at 10:17 am #

    I don’t have much problems with marketing dude, but cheers for the tips. Got all those covered..

    If you see archives some threads got 50+ comments 😉

    Just giving some tips to others.

  7. ShaolinTiger January 28, 2005 at 10:19 am #

    Hehe, yeah agreed dude, I don’t think any guy will mind that kind of blog 🙂

  8. letti January 28, 2005 at 2:30 pm #

    i’ve commented a number of times on yours but i don’t see your ass over at mine..*lol*

    love ya all the same and still come by here all the time though 🙂

  9. ShaolinTiger January 28, 2005 at 3:26 pm #

    Hehe I always read your blog actually Dr Letti, but alas you are using blogspot and you haven’t started using Haloscan comments..there’s been quite a few times I wanted to comment but haven’t due to that fact.

    I don’t like leaving Anonymous comments!

    There’s another tip…if you use blogger/blogspot please use Haloscan!

  10. FireAngel January 28, 2005 at 6:32 pm #



    I don’t have one, but if I do, I will shove it into your fat mouth. ”

    Erm, ST, u Don’t have a cock?!?!?!?

  11. ShaolinTiger January 29, 2005 at 4:59 am #

    Read what I said lah sotong..

    ” Here’s a message from another blogger to you non-voters.”


  12. kengkeng January 29, 2005 at 10:31 am #

    nice entry…

  13. KY January 29, 2005 at 1:53 pm #

    The URL = “http://suckmygiantcock.blogspot.com/”

    Not that he doesn’t have a cock, he just doesn’t have a GIANT cock. That’s how I look at it.

  14. ShaolinTiger January 29, 2005 at 2:07 pm #

    She doesn’t have a cock no, it’s a she who owns that URL 😉

  15. letti January 30, 2005 at 6:12 pm #

    david would say ” you can suck my BIG GREEN DICK” which isn’t true, of course..*LOL*


  16. FireAngel January 30, 2005 at 6:53 pm #

    BASKET BASKET BASKET! I’m always reading things only half way!

    Need to go back to school!

    btw, did u left that heartfelt love note at my comment box? *grinS*

  17. Vader January 30, 2005 at 7:26 pm #

    i was half-dead last weekend so I culdnt vote.

    Im half-alive now.

  18. lilian January 31, 2005 at 9:52 am #

    Controversial? Damn kembang, man! So, I am now linking my Penang blog, less heat.