why do you blog blog bloggity blog?

this awesomeness is by [rin] , Friday, September 24, 2010 3:14 PM

Last weekend I heard this guy say that people nowadays blog/tweet/Facebook because they all want attention.
There's some part of every human which always craves attention and wants others to take notice of them, hence they rely on means such as Twitter and Facebook to express themselves.
In fact, these social networking sites are so extremely popular in the world today that they're verbs in their own rights.
Like, "I'm Facebook-ing now" and "Tweeting from my handphone" are now acceptable English sentences, if only because everyone understands what they mean.

But, in my opinion, these websites are not all about attention garnering, right?
Blogging, for example, consists of a whole range of topics on which people from all around the globe expound upon.

The most popular type of blog is the personal blog.

These are blogs on which individuals post various information, be it on themselves, their lives or basically anything that comes to mind.
They are open-ended blogs, with no limitations as to what people can put up on them.
Of course, this means that they're the most widely used type, because of the freedom people have with them.

Then comes the service blogs.
These are blogs which offer services such as buying/selling items (Blogshops).
Obviously, these are mainly for money-making purposes, but there are some instances where these blogs are used to showcase an individual's talent/handiwork.
These blogs are also quite popular, as they make purchasing easier because the users only have to order and send out the payment to receive the items.

We also have the travelogs/foodies.

These are blogs/online diaries which focus on various places or food.
They introduce foreign spots or famous local delicacies to people around the world who will most probably never have the chance to personally visit those places.
In these blogs, photography is crucial as descriptive writing alone is not enough to attract readers.

Lastly, we have the showcase blogs.

These are blogs people set up to exhibit their artwork/photos/misc. items on the world wide web.
Think of it as a sort of art gallery, but with a bigger range.
Photobugs and models love these, as they're also a sort of portfolio one could refer to if considering to hire the writer.
But of course, they're not only limited to professional photographs taken with dSLRs or beautifully panoramic scenes of the Grand Canyon; they can be a gallery showcasing a rock collection or a photoblog made especially for someone's favourite pet cat.

On the web, the possibilities are endless.
People can be whomever they want to be, as long as they're hiding behind the perfectly practiced facade of a computer monitor.
True, in many instances people really are seeking attention when they use these facilities.
But surely there's more to that?

So, what do you blog/tweet/Facebook for?

Blogs were chosen for examples at random from blogging toplist sites.
In no particular order, of course.

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