As I said in my previous post, I started a blog as an addition to my website. I’d like to think that it has evolved since I started doing this. First of all, I thought I was going to write a few things about what I think in this rather short life (believe me, when you reach 70 years old, you will feel like it’s flashed before your eyes.) and about myself.
After doing this for more than a year and trying my best to keep this website somewhat updated, I’ve learned a few things. The number one lesson I’ve learned the most is that content is king. You could have a badly designed website but if you keep coming up with a good content or information, it will somewhat become successful. Don’t believe me? Just type “content is king” in the google search and there’s dozen of articles that say content is king.
So, with that in mind, I fell upon this great post by Jason Kottke. He is one of the few, if not many, bloggers who are able to make a professional living on blogging. To me, I truly think it is tough to do that, so here I am, looking at his website and what makes it “tick”. Ah-ha, it’s not even the design, well, he does have a good working design but it’s all about the content. In doing that, his friend, Greg Knauss, classifies him as a referential blogger. What’s a referential blogger? According to Greg’s words, “the referential blogger uses the link as his fundamental unit of currency, building posts around ideas and experiences spawned elsewhere: Look at this. Referential bloggers are reporters, delivering pointers to and snippets of information, insight or entertainment happening out there, on the Intraweb. They can, and do, add their own information, insight and entertainment to the links they unearth — extrapolations, juxtapositions, even lengthy and personal anecdotes — but the outward direction of their focus remains their distinguishing feature.”
That’s it! That’s what I’ve been doing ever since. I love to surf the web, like a potato on the couch. That’s going to be my focus now, to be a referential blogger. It’s like being a little both of librarian and reporter for the web.
I’m gonna overhaul my website big-time. Really big-time. Hopefully soon. My topics are going to be on the issues relating to myself—someone who’s a Deaf Asian-American, was adopted, love sports, cars, computers, gadgets, works for Google, thinks education is the most important thing anybody can have and simply a person who’s trying to make the best out of life.
And remember, content is king.