Saturday, August 27, 2011

the Bad Blogger, Wendy and Me

Earlier in the week I had a bit of a back-and-forth with The Bad Blogger that may interest you:
The Bad Blogger: Your comment on the post 5 Reasons Why Photos of Beautiful and Sexy Women Can Help Improve Your Blog Visibility! has a new reply

Here is ...[MY]... original comment:
Re: Wendy Cheng ::: you wrote "if you dig hard enough about how she got to where she was… you will not be impress…" Really? I read Wendy's blog BEFORE she was thrust into the spotlight by the Blogger/Blog*Spot platform as one of their "highlighted bloggers" or whatever they called it. I think it is remarkable that she ascended as a celebrity, a person who otherwise would have remained an unremarkable teenager in Singapore --- UNLESS YOU KNOW SOMETHING THAT I DON'T... (If so, please share!) Blog On!

Here is the new [Bad Blogger's] reply:
Well, you should be able to find it in Google, I will not share something on my blog that will hurt myself, I mean if you really think about it, there are actually tons of female blogspot blogger out there that's way better then her in the first place and why would blogspot choose her, I'm not saying she will not be chosen, but something is fisher between how she got highlighted. I did spend some time to find out in Google and though I will never share it here, I would never recommend her as someone to look up for if someone wants to learn how to blog. But... there are tons of people, mostly male still like to read her blog day by day and sometime will doesn't know why... but I just think that's how life is...

You can see more information for the comment on this post here:
http://www.thebadblogger.com/blog-marketing-secrets/5-reasons-photo-beautiful-sexy-women-improve-blog-visibility#comment-39987
WikiPedia lists Wendy's Achievements:::

Xiaxue makes a living through her main blog, which attracts about 20,000 readers per day.[5]Nuffnang ads, and deals to write advertorials,[5][4] she has a sponsorship deal with LocalBrand and was also previously sponsored by Kimage and Voxy.[6] She has won several blog awards, including the 2005 Bloggies Best Asian Weblog,[7] as well as the 2004 and 2005 Wizbang Weblog Awards Best Asian Blog.[8][9] In 2008 her blog was selected for the National Library Board archive.[10] Besides

Beyond blogging, Xiaxue has worked as a columnist for The New Paper, Maxim and the "STOMP" Star Blog.[4][11] She co-hosted a reality TV series, Girls Out Loud,[12] on MediaCorp Channel 5 and has her own show on clicknetwork.tv, called Xiaxue's Guide to Life.[13] In addition, she was an ambassador for the Fresh Air for Women Campaign, an anti-smoking campaign organised by the Health Promotion Board.

I was reading an article in an old forum about Xiaxue, which scratched the surface of the value of the blogspot/blogger platform :::

I myself have been advised by other bloggers to leave the platform, get my own domain, etc. Guess what? I'm still here on blogspot... still MIGHT change my template (almost have a couple of times) ... but overall I think I'll stick it out here. This platform is Google and all the wonderful web perks that come with it: G+, adsense, PageRank, Google Calendar. Services I like, use and interact with on a daily basis. While Wordpress is nice (and I do have my One Minute Blog located there) and tumblr is cool (I keep "extra" blogs on tumblr and posterous, although I haven't posted to posterous in a dog's age).

I'm satisfied with what I've accomplished here. I'm happy that one of my blogspotter comrades is Wendy Cheng. I've linked to my twitter and I interact regularly with other fine bloggers on various systems and platforms. It seems to be all good... for now, and just in case, blog*spot allows bloggers to download the complete contents of their blogs in XML form. Nice to have a back-up, in case anything happens. ("Anything" does tend to happen, in time.)


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