I’ve heard a lot about this lately, a lot of people talking about it, well complaining about it.
And it’s struck me too, the quality of content on PPS has dropped dramatically, I guess it’s inevitable for any kind of unrestricted system, as the volume increases, the quality decreases, the same can be said for music or TV shows or movies even.
Due to this the traffic generated from pinging PPS has also dropped, not that this effects me much as my traffic is about the same if I ping or not.
It also makes me lose faith in the blogosphere, and the quality..where are the good new blogs? Sometimes I read every ping on PPS looking for a new gem, I’ve found a handful decent writers in the past year or so, and even they aren’t consistent. There are some good ones though (Pink Pau, Sabahan and a few others).
Why are the good posts by the same old people from the same old blogs.
Sometimes I feel like my blog is getting lost amongst all the crap, well honestly..perhaps my blog is just part of the crap.
I’ve been meaning to write about it for quite some time, but I never got around to it, it was really prompted after the whole ‘Kahsoon’ thing when a bunch of people started imitating his linkblog style and flooding PPS with crap no one cares about.
There are a bunch of new blogs doing the same thing now (e-globe1, TheTubeVideo, OffBeatEnough etc..).
All these pseudo pro-bloggers, then there are quite a number that just paste articles from other sites in a hope that they will strike it rich..
Easily spotted as they have more adverts than content..The ‘original’ content is usually misspelt and grammatically incorrect.
Quite a few of these have thankfully died off, obviously the creators weren’t as motivated as they once thought.
Zzz boring all the same loads of pro-blogger kind of blogs alex allied, financially independant
Creating, running and having a successful blog is not as easy as it seems, it takes a lot of work, effort and in some cases technical knowhow.
PPS has also gotten flooded with myspace kinda blogs, journals about irrelevant stuff, no real content, just whinging, whining, emo..
These people have as much right to ping PPS as say Paul Tan or Mack Zulkifli, but really I wish they would realise no one really wants to read their shit, and keep it somewhere else.
I still do use PPS as I don’t have room for everyone on my RSS list, so I check PPS to see if the blogs I like have updated.
I’d really like to see PPS version 2 come out, with the ability to block certain blogs, as some people like to ping 3-4 times a day when really they have nothing to say, they are just making a 1-2 line commentary and posting an entire news article.
Voting like SpyMy might be a good idea too, but well that idea failed as no one in Malaysia is interested in promoting anyone except themselves.
People just submit their own links and move on, they don’t vote nor submit links from others sites or resources…but well that’s another rant for another day.
I’ve kind of lost momentum with blogging lately, most because I haven’t been doing much or eating anything different..
My traffic is at an all time low.
Should I keep blogging? What should I write about? Does anyone even care?
I’ve taken up a new hobby, photography! So pretty much everything has revolved around that, I’m setting up a new site for my pics, tips, photoshop tutorials etc..
Looking for guest writers too.