Tagged: Again...


Dear all,

I am not being a wet blanket, but I guess I should tell you why I say these kinda tags are a waste of time...

Firstly, I believe tags should be done in the name of fun...It should either be fun to read (and do!), help acquaint the readers of the blog with the owner and vice versa, and if it can help people (like fundraising), or we can all learn something (like Nizam Bashir's excellent merdeka tag) then I am all for it...But tags that are done simply to give people more traffic is a complete waste of time...

For people who have been chatting with me, you would know how much trouble I am having with my wireless, who seems to have some personal vendetta against Blogger...This is the main reason why I barely comment on other people's blogs, because it takes ages to log onto my account! And by the time I do log on, and answer my own comments, I am already pooped...

It took me 43 tries to log onto Blogger for this tag, and it hanged so many times, I nearly wanted to wring somebody's (anybody's!) neck...All in all, it took me 4 hours 15 minutes to put this tag up...*I kid you not*

And it was time wasted because I was working on another post, which could not be put up because of this one...It was also time wasted, because I could have caught up on some sleep =)

So please, people, if you have a heart, please do not tag me unless it really matters...

Thank you!


I got tagged by Kerp...I would have refused to do this tag on normal circumstances, but Kerp is such a sweetie, which is the only reason why I am doing this tag...

Here's the instruction on this whole meme thing.Copy the list below and star (*) five of your favourite ones, add your own tip and pass it on.

*1. Look, read, and learn.

2. Be, EXCELLENT to each other.

3. Don’t let money change ya!

4. Always reply to your comments.

*5. Blog about what you know & love.

6. Don’t use filthy language-buy a dictionary.

7. Blog about something educational.

*8. Be yourself; others will follow.

9. Don’t have too many blogs that will become a chore to maintain.

10. Keep it simple, user-friendly, interesting and organized!

11. Keep the blog simple and sweet!!!

12. Share with others your thoughts and don’t be shy!

13. Never ask for link exchange. Blog hop to increase traffic.

14. Don’t clutter your blog with ads all over the place. IT’S IRRITATING.

15. Don’t comment for the sake of commenting. Some looked too fake and its a big turn off!

16. Share something interesting and you will gain more readers.

17. Show that we care to all bloggers, treat each other as friends.

18. Pictures say a million words. Keep them coming!

19. Blogging should be fun or you’ll get tired of it pretty soon.

20. Don’t think people will come to your blog if you’re not willing to pay a visit to them.

21. Everyone loves read short posting and best, illustrated with a picture.

*22. Try not to publish more than 5 posts in one blog a day. Even if it’s from feed reader, it’s quite hard to digest and catch up reading everything.

*23. Blog: the other window to peek into people’s life, minus the trouble. Keep a certain level of privacy to yourself.

24. Never tell your readers that you are going on vacation. That’s basically telling them to not visit your blog for a week. Instead, write several posts, and take advantage of the timestamp feature.

25. Try and write with people in mind that are "somewhat similar to you". Allow your audience to identify with your blog and feel "at home".

26. The key to a good article is a good introduction. A joke, a question or a picture does wonders.

27. If you are looking to earn an income blogging read StevePavlina.com and Problogger.net, you will be amazed at what you can learn.

*28. Write for yourself first. Remember that it takes time, effort, patience…and above all, daring. [The Laidback Buddhist]

29. Enjoy what you write, so that reader can enjoy reading it too – Life’s Roller Coaster~

30. Take on current issues to make yourself look smart, even if you're not.

31. Don't tag people with time-wasting tags if you don't wanna get tagged yourself.

So, I am not gonna tag anyone...


Kerp (Ph.D) said…
yo daph,

good pointer altho it wld be great if u had passed it on. but i guess ur sticking to ur point.

thanks anyway.
Anonymous said…

Last one..very funny!!!! Good one!
tokasid said…
Dear daphne:

You are such a good sport...for not tagging anyone.
Hip hip hurray!!
Anonymous said…
Bar Humbug!

Sometimes being tagged can be a pain in buttocks but.... this Meme has been bringing me at least one or two new visitors a day so has been well worth it.