Blog Issues

Blog Issues

What happens in the world with the world of blogs? Blogs are meant to be this great new technology where people can share their ideas and interests with other people around the world. As far as I am concerned, the state of blogs is one of chaos, confusion and anti-interactivity. Let me tell you it was not a pleasant task as I had imagined. I spent four painful hours browsing around a thousand newspapers online, and found only a few that interested me. What are we doing out there people?

First, just getting to a blog can be a hassle. For example, write the words 'Philosophy Blogs' and a lot of sites appear. Some are conglomerate sites with thousands of magazines, but the area you are looking for may have only one blog! This is because blogs are separated into a million different categories, such as 'love', 'lovers', 'friendly', etc. Why not have only a few main categories to choose from?

The next problem is the content. People with 'philosophical' blogs have personal conversations with their classmates about the local dance competition on Tuesday!  Blogs are supposed to be a personal point of view expressed to the entire web community. Wouldn't you like to meet more people like you? How is this going to happen if you speak in unusual jargon and acronyms that you and your friends can only understand? Stick to the subject in question and take it at least halfway.

Another important problem is the fact that you can find a really cool blog that arouses interest, but then you discover that the writer has not added an entry in more than a year! What are you doing on the net? Have these people died? I seriously doubt it, since there are so many blogs in this 'lost' state. Having a blog is a responsibility; It is a shared newspaper for the entire community. How can someone form a relationship if he only writes on his blog once every millennium?

Returning to the topic of content: these online magazines are a real opportunity to communicate regularly with other people with opinions similar to yours. We can learn a lot from each other, since each human is an individual with special traits and abilities that only they have. So why do we see so many blogs simply talking about trivial nonsense like 'Who is the best movie actor'? Humanity is an intelligent species that evolves every day towards a higher consciousness. So where are all the thinkers, the people who have taken us to the next levels of spirituality and scientific exploration? I would really like to hear what you have to say, but all I can find are philosophical beliefs about why pink jeans expressed one's true inner being.

The issue of commenting on someone's blog is also controversial. Why have comment sections if you're not going to respond to people who have expressed interest in what you've said? How this community will work if the whole conversation is one way! Come on people, wake up and smell the onions! Let's change the blog community in the amazing shared knowledge structure for which it was intended. Please do not let it become the small world of chat rooms.