What is a
The word blog is coined from weblog (web log). A blog is a journal,
diary, commentary or opinion series that is published online. The content is usually
presented in a chronological order and is archived. The entries may be frequent
or intermittent, the topics irreverent or topical. There are no hard and fast
rules for the bloggers (blog keepers) or their visitors (readers).
do I blog?
You need Internet access. You need to put your words onto a
server that is hosted under your own domain or a third party. You may design it
yourself, use content management software
(CMS) or jump in with easy template hosting such as Blogger,
What is a
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should I call my blog?
Call it anything you want. Some atypical examples: Loctor
Mayat's Autopsy, The Insane
Ox Speaks, Warung Ikan Bakar,
Tora Tora & Mckee Mckee,
Ado Apo Dengan ShinShin?,
What The F*CK?!
most Malaysian blogs by angsty teenagers?
Not necessary. There is an angsty
blogger with no pimples and an
even more angsty blogger with a
long grey beard. There are also blogs by business entities, advocacy organisations
and political parties. For true diversity, throw in a club,
a pub, a CEO,
a deejay, a doctor,
a Datin, a retiree,
a teacher, a filmmaker,
a disabled person, a Bhai
and a baby.
there any themed blogs from Malaysia?
We have food,
life and photography
to name a few.
it true our Prime Minister has a blog?
The blog was a parody or satirical
blog created by unknown person(s). President Bush has a spoof
If you don't know what it is even if it bites you in the ass,
just call it a "joke".
if I have no readers?
There should be at least one reader, unless you don't
read your own postings.
my mom find out about my blog?
Generally, anything on the web is accessible
and will be found, eventually. You could try password access (for selected readers)
but your friends are bound to spread it like Malaysiakini's
blogs and websites the same thing?
A blog is a website but a website is
not necessarily a blog.
Bloggers are not journalists but some journalists
Can we trust blogs?
Yes. Blogs are as trustworthy
as our journalists and politicians.
do some local reporters refer to blogs as forums?
Blogs are not forums.
Most blogs have a commenting system, tagboard or feedback mechanism. The comments
may be posted unmoderated and anonymously or it may require pre-registration and
approval. A few blogs have a separate spin-off forum such as Dr
I blog anonymously?
It's up to you. You can be as anonymous
as a speechwriter or put up your picture,
bio, home address, medical and sexual
I really stay anonymous?
You can post from a internet café but the
originating IP can still be traced. I was told that some sneaky geeky cyber cafes
track their customers with stealth keystroke recording software, or have hidden
cameras. If you are paranoid, go to a typical noisy, smoky Jinjangish "internet
café" where the disinterested operator is happily gaming along
with the faceless customers.
I get into trouble blogging?
It depends on what you write. You may be held
under the ISA, charged with sedition, sued for defamation, copyright infringement
or get sacked for badmouthing your boss.
about "NO CENSORSHIP" under the MSC Bill of Guarantees?
question or ask Bill.
is the Malay word for blog?
Dewan Bahasa has not heard about blogging yet.
is a permalink?
Since blogs are usually presented in a chronological order,
a permanent link allows you to hyperlink or bookmark a specific entry. The permalink
for this posting is http://www.tvsmith.net.my/duasen/171004_blogging.html
In a generic sense, it is a collection of links to other
blogs the blogger reads or recommends.
do I find Malaysian blogs?
You may want to start at these places: