I am a blogger, so what?
After publishing my article about some false news published on a local journal,there has been a lot of buzz in the Mauritian blogosphere. While some people supported my article, others were putting all the blame on the communication cell of the Prime Minister. Don’t worry, I certainly won’t be writing anything more on that topic, but instead, I want to clear some things.
What follows is from my personal experience of blogging and other bloggers may or may not agree.
First of all, thanks to everyone who read this blog, among some of them are regular here since nearly 3 years.
I said it loads of times, blogging allows me to share my point of view as well as hear what YOU want to say. Of course, I may not be right all the time, no one can be perfect.
This said, it does not mean that I write nonsense. You may not agree with what I say, but this does not mean that the article is wrong.
Very recently, a journalist from Scope Magazine wrote a nice article about “Journalisme Citoyen”, clearly summarizing a few points about blogging.
Despite all the efforts done through some bloggers and myself, there are still some misconceptions about being a blogger :
First of all, I am not a journalist, I do not work for anyone (at least, not for writing articles).
Journalists have an obligation to abide by their code of conduct and usually, need to write in the perspective of their news agency. Bloggers don’t have any code of conduct yet.
However, I find it really disgraceful that some bloggers swear in their blogs. It is their choice and certainly have their targeted audience. But personally, I prefer not to read the articles written in this way. I believe that your blog should reflect your personality.
For your professional career, blogging can really bring you to higher heights.
However your future boss may read your words, and that should be a reason for hm not to hire you.
I am aware that I am fully responsible for articles published in this blog.
All comments submitted here go through a moderation process in which I may remove any information I find inappropriate/irrelevant/abusive. In such comments, I usually include a small note.
However, I cannot prevent people from voicing out their concerns which may differ from mine or yours.
Milking my blog?
I do not make even 1 cent from my blog, never!
My passion for blogging will definitely not make me go commercial, not yet (lol)!
None of my articles are copied from the net! Nor I copy ideas from the international bloggers. I have my own blogging style which differs me from others.
Topics on which I blog vary and ranges from my personal life, local news, very little tech articles and any other tips/stuff that I want to share.
You may have surely noticed : I mainly target the Mauritian Audience, nothing more. Hence, you probably won’t see any comments from international bloggers nor non-Mauritians.
You know what?
A few days ago, I was chatting with a NRM (Non Resident Mauritian lol) and I can proudly say that loads of people really like reading my blog. It is so encouraging when someone says such encouraging words for the wonderful work accomplished.
Through this years, I have made quite some reputation as a blogger. and it often happens that people recognize me on the streets. While some do not hesitate to share a few words, other prefer to send me a message through msn or facebook lol!
With these words, I end this article here. All I want to say is that I am a blogger, sharing my views and anyone can have their own. If you are on this blog, it is your choice and probably you won’t regret being here.
Cheers for blogging and yashvinblogs.com!