The Blogosphere Is An Interesting Place

Blogosphere
Blogosphere

I have always viewed the blogosphere as an interesting place — one that is heavily saturated with countless blogs and wonderful bloggers.

As a matter of fact, checking out the blogs from my fellow bloggers is never boring.

And, why is it that checking out the blogs from fellow bloggers is never boring?

Because, every blog and every blogger is unique and as a result of their uniqueness, one is guaranteed to find unique perspectives.

I am sure that you enjoy sharing the things that you like along with the things that you believe in via your blog posts.

It is no big secret, that blogs are an ideal platform for self-expression (And, many of us will continue to express ourselves via our blogs).

In regards to self-expression, one of the things that we bloggers ask ourselves on a regular basis is, “What should I post on my blog today?”

Ironically, we always have a lot to say, but when it comes to expressing ourselves via our blog posts, we seem to be a bit lost where ideas are concerned (It is as though we become intimidated by the blank screen; especially when it is time for us to compose a blog post).

And, after we have published our blog post, we wait patiently with the intentions of finding out, “Who are the ones that are going to read, comment and like my blog post?”

During the course of the day (or the night), our blog post ends up showing up on the proverbial radar of our fellow bloggers and they check it out to see if it is a bunch of nonsense or something that is worth reading.

In my case, I would gladly read what you posted. However, I do get mildly annoyed whenever I come across a blog post with fonts that are too small for me to see.

And, during my years of perusing blogs in the blogosphere, I have learned to expect anything.

What about you?

Are you ever surprised about some of the things that you have encountered in the blogosphere?

I Am Impressed By Those People Who Only Use Their Smartphone To Blog

To be quite honest, blogging on a smartphone is not all that difficult; but it is not as easy as blogging on a desktop computer or a laptop computer.

To find out more about what I think about blogging on a smartphone, you can have a look at, My Blogging Experience On A Smartphone.

My friend, Fandango, does all of his blogging on an iPhone (I genuinely think that is amazing).

You would never guess that he used his iPhone to compose all of his blog posts, because the formatting is in order.

I have seen some blog posts from others that showed the immediate signs of it being composed on a smartphone; the paragraphs were a jumbled mess and the picture that they added to their blog post was larger than the average photo that you would see on the blog posts of other bloggers (Apparently, they used the default size of the photo on their smartphone).

My friend, Fandango, on the other hand edits the photos for his blog on his iPhone — the pictures are the perfect size and if you did not know any better, you would think that they were edited on a laptop computer or a desktop computer.

My friend, Fandango, does not have much of a choice in regards to editing the photos on his smartphone, because he blogs solely on an iPhone.

Now, where I am concerned, I would not mind composing a blog post on my Android smartphone.

However, I would feel deeply intimidated by the idea of editing photos for my blog on my Android smartphone.

As far as I am concerned, all of my photo editing needs can be handled efficiently by my laptop computer.

Okay, just in case you are one of those new bloggers who blog solely on their smartphone, I would like you to know that there some rather cool photo editing apps that you can use; here is a short list of them:

  • Pixlr
  • PicLab
  • Photoshop Express
  • Prisma
  • Fotor
  • Lightroom
  • Touch Retouch
  • Afterlight
  • Snapseed

All of the photo editing apps that I mentioned are available for booth Android and iOS.

The last time that I experimented with a photo editing app was during the period when I used to blog on a BlackBerry smartphone (And, that was a very long time ago).

I Always Celebrate On Behalf Of The Person Who Is Celebrating Their Blogging Anniversary 

Oh, I like to read about people’s blogging anniversaries.

And, why is it that I enjoy reading about other people’s blogging anniversaries?

Because, of the fact, that a lot of people are in the habit of abandoning their blogs in three weeks’ time or less.

If a blogger is celebrating their first blogging anniversary, I would be one of those people wishing them, “A happy first blogging anniversary!”

And, it is also a joyous moment whenever I come across a blog from a blogger who has past their first blogging anniversary.

What I like about the folks over at Automattic is, that they always send a notification to all of the WordPress.com users reminding them of when they first started blogging on WordPress.

I know that I am going to be celebrating my blog’s first anniversary when it comes around (In the meantime, I will continue to publish amazing content and wait for that day to come).

Some Bloggers Are So Damn Touchy

In the past, I have left innocent and very polite comments in the comments section of the blogs of people and they were taken out of context.

Now, if I were to leave you a comment that left you a bit baffled, there is a high probability of you asking for further clarification.

Believe it or not, I have been accused of leaving snarky comments.

I later found out from someone via the YouTube comments section, that adding the word, “Smiles,” in brackets is often viewed as sign of sarcasm (And, I have commented on other blogs using that method for years and no one really had a problem with it; they knew that the word, “Smiles,” in brackets was the old-school method of bringing across your happy emotion through the sentence that you typed. Apparently, the younger generation sees that sort of thing as an insult and I have replaced the word, “Smiles,” in brackets with the smiling emoji).

Oh well. So much for the commenting aspect of blogs.

There Are So Many Opinions On Blogging

It is very easy for a newbie blogger to become confused by all of the conflicting information that pertains to blogging.

Apparently, blogging experts have different opinions regarding the following things:

  • The right amount of words that bloggers should publish in their blog posts.
  • The right blogging platform that is most suitable for bloggers.
  • Whether or not bloggers should leave comments enabled.
  • The best times of the day to share the links to one’s blog post on social media.

I have to admit, that is surely enough to cause smoke to exit through one’s ears.

For the sake of maintaining your sanity, I highly recommend reading, Doing Your Own Thing With Your Blog.

I Am Still Curious As Ever

Hey, I am curious by nature.

You are curious by nature too!

Curiosity is embedded in our DNA.

One of the things that I am curious about is, if there is any blogging platform that is capable of giving WordPress a run for their money; I have searched and I came up empty-handed.

I would also like to know, “When is Blogger going to surpass WordPress?”

Google owns Blogger; therefore Google could modernise Blogger if they really wanted to (The day that happens, Blogger will be the talk of the town).

But, what I do know for sure is, that WordPress.org is capable of giving WordPress.com a run for its money (They are both underneath the Automattic umbrella).

In the meantime, I will watch WordPress evolve and I will be watching the progress of those bloggers who have joined WordPress recently.

Final Thoughts

The blogosphere will always be an interesting place; it will always be a place that is filled with bloggers — bloggers who have various stories to tell and numerous lessons to teach.

I have been checking out blogs in the blogosphere for years and in addition to being entertained, I always learned something new.

I have also been fortunate in the area of befriending other bloggers in the blogosphere.

What are some of your experiences of being in the blogosphere?

Please feel free to tell me all about it via the comments section of my blog.

And, I truly appreciate your visits to my blog — Renard’s World.

And, thank you very much for reading!

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11 thoughts on “The Blogosphere Is An Interesting Place

  1. Thanks for the shoutout, Renard. Yes, I use my iPhone exclusively for my blog and, while I know it’s bit more challenging than using a laptop, it also gives me the flexibility to read, write, post, and comment from anywhere.

    Thanks for your always interesting and informative perspectives.

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  2. You had me laughing out loud with your “is surely enough to cause smoke to exit through one’s ears.” So true. I see you’ve been there, too. No wonder that my recent post hit a nerve with you. And yes, doing your own thing with your blog is probably the best advise of all.

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