Though, don't be too extreme. For the last two months, I have been compiling data, eyewitness accounts, testimonials, evidence, photos, fingerprints, drawings, and other such evidence and info for my second blog. Possibly I have gone from one extreme to another. Blogs I view as a form of expression. People shouldn't shortchange themselves a chance to express themselves. The time we live in now, the luxury we have in being able to communicate so much of ourselves thoughts and ideas to so many in bulk so easily and effortlessly. Wonder bar!
As stated elsewhere, I enjoy an occasional stroll through the user blogs section. Sometimes the people I follow don't post for a while and I can whet my blog appetite by seeing what others are up to. I notice, however, that there are many people who blog simply to get quest points. At least four or five blogs are posted a day that either say "First blog" or nothing at all. Yes, you are technically posting a blog. No, you are not posting a blog. A blog is a web log. It chronicles, informs, or muses (and hopefully amuses).:/ I dont care about quest points and I write blogs all of the time xD
I, and many others, grow tired of slogging through blogs that don't do anything but rack up quest points. A quest is epic. A quest is an adventure. It takes time. Doing the blog quest quickly is not only a testament to one's own impatience, but it cheapens the site if done haphazardly. So, more or less, this simply asks that the community work together, both old and young members, to make blogs a respectable task. Do it right and earn those questing points. Proceed.
Why do people complain about reading something that they don't have to read? Did someone have a gun to your head demanding you read every blog you see posted?
I don't know, why do people complain about other people complaining? Could it be their are just pointing out a preference, making a structured criticism or expressing opinions and thoughts? Could it be that both people in that hypothetical, aren't actually complaining? Or possibly even that the first person isn't complaining but the second person is? That would be ironic. Unless the first guy was actually complaining, the second guy wasn't, and the third guy pointing out to the second guy was complaining =p (see how wonderful the English language and assumptions and rhetoric can be)
Plus yeah, I actually hold a gun to his head and tell him he has to read every blog. I am very ashamed of myself. =p
@The Dark Huntress said:Yeah that was awkward, but in my defense, Michael Fassbender really did have me questioning my sexuality.
Be happy you haven't run into any sex blogs yet.
Thank God I'm not the only one. I definitely felt some man love for Fassbender to.
Probably should avoid mine then. I use blogs when i write something general unimportant, and very rarely, which is usually to put up some kind of expanded status update for those that care to know.
I use that feature so there's a note for those individuals, yet can keep them detached from any of the forums themselves in the interest of not bogging those down with my dram. In any case I recall the notion here that when in their own Blog, the user can make it about whatever they choose it to be about, within merit.
I agree, but whenever something is important to people like Comic Vine is to us, there will be about 1 in 10 who actually take it seriously. I'll admit that I started a forum thread that really wasn't worth anyone's time before just for quest points. Then I actually felt crappy about it. I think the nice thing is that in the long run those questers slowly lose interest, because they're being really shallow with their Comic Vine use, and you start noticing the real gems among the newbs. The unfortunate thing is that more and more shallow bloggers are going to keep popping up. Sigh. Here's to hoping you find some really interesting stuff on this site.