As a blogger, It is sometimes necessary that you take things from another angle, different from that of everybody else around you.
This encourages other people to voice out their opinions too, thus causing a (huge?) uproar about certain topics. Still, I haven’t yet mentioned examples where bloggers may land (or landed) into problems while denoucing/criticizing different practices in our daily life.
Speaking out certain matters is not always pleasant to everyone, and thats the interesting parts of blogs where everyone may react to the topic being talked about.
Living in a democratic country is indeed of great advantage to us.
Mauritius shall be a sovereign democratic State which shall be known as the Republic of Mauritius. [source]
My Personal experience
Those who have been checking out my blog since the begining might still remember my posts about the loads of problems encountered with Nomad. Following those posts on which I criticized and denounced the service offered by the company, I was once called to meet the Executive Director for discussion.
Recently, I was again phoned by their Public Relations Officer who wished to have another meeting with me, in the presence of his CEO. Unfortunately, some months have already passed by, and still, they haven’t set up the meeting yet.
Among my most favorite topics in which I usually criticise blog about;
- MBC and its local productions including Orange Sitara
- Nomad; its poorly low internet connectivity and user experience
- Various governmental bodies including the Mauritius Meteorological Services
- The abuse of power of the Mauritius Police Force and how they themselves violate the laws
- Other illegal practices in our island, for example that of Filling Stations on the eve on an increase on price of petrol
What about other mauritian bloggers?
Fortunately, I am not the only one in Mauritius who can be considered on the blacklist of certain big companies.
We can take the example of Avinash Meetoo who wrote about his bad experience as a customer ( following a car accident ) of Mauritius Union Assurance Co.
Loads of mauritian bloggers complain about the problems they experience, examples;
- Tushal and his myT problems, Nomad Problems and mobile problems lol!
- The media guru blogging about UOM, myT limits(FUP), and his stay at hospital
- Reena RDK started to take blogging seriously after her posts on CWA Water Wastage, and also, on her post about Priviledges in our hospitals.
- Slasher who wrote about the killing floods in March
- Infinity who also blogged about the heavy rainfalls
- Yusha who blogged about the Teachers fight for their ‘rights’, her misadventure at MPCB
- Avish and his review about the Le Defi Media Blog
- Our new Generatiom university students by Pramod
- Shah who did not get complete satisfaction at Infotech 2008
- Roushdat, the president facing spam problems with Pascal Computers
- My friend Azagen who faced lots of problems with MTML
These are only a few of them, just navigate to the mauritius blog tracker, where you will surely fall upon more articles posted by Mauritian bloggers.
A successful post?
It may seem a bit out of topic, but if you want your topic to be read by Mr Everyone, make sure that “Mr Everyone” has not read it on another blog where he took some time to write a comment.
If so, Mr Everyone may not willing to lose time again to react to your subject.
From my personal experience, I truly believe that a successful blog post (with loads of comments and hits) remains the one which is
- Unique and Original (not a topic which has been blogged 10times by other bloggers)
- Interesting (talking about matters of common interests)
- A post with pictures (a picture is worth 1000 words)
- Introducing ideas/topics/categories which are new to the blogging community
- & most important, in a clean user interface which encourages the visitor to leave comments.
lol, seems that I covered lots of possible topics on a single post!
So unfortunate for those who had the ideas after reading this post 😛
So, are you on any wanted list?