Inviting all bloggers to the AllMalaysian Bloggers Project, on behalf of a friend I’d like to extend an invite to all Malaysian Bloggers to join this project.
The AllMalaysian Bloggers Project (AMBP) is an undertaking of the folks behind the AllMalaysia.info website, all of whom believe strongly in the freedom of speech. The objective of this little project is to gather ALL Malaysian blogs under one umbrella site from which (potential) readers can find the various blogs by theme.
Basically, it’s a blog directory. No big deal, there’re plenty of them around, except this is probably the first time a rather large (albeit local) online media org is hosting it.
Hosting a directory is just one part of the whole thing, of course – although it is the core of their plans. It’s also expected that they will host blog gatherings, blogathons, and even possibly organise workshops (on writing, presentation, etc) for bloggers.
So what’s in it for us? Very simple – bloggers form a very powerful viral marketing voice. We hope to be able harness this voice to market/promote our services/products. It’s not compulsory, of course. There’re NO compulsions in doing anything for us – you’re even free to criticise us to your heart’s content!
Finally, as a sweetener to invite blogger participation, they are holding a contest sponsored by Genting, where 20 shortlisted bloggers are voted by web visitors, with the winner winning some cool prizes! (Voters get to win too!)
What do I think of it? I don’t know, it’s too soon to say. But I support any local initiatives that may bring the blogosphere up a notch or two.