I had 234 visitors yesterday
Excuse me for continuing yesterday's theme but I'm still on the blogging learning curve. Besides, the news in the Jakarta Post
is more of the same old, same old. Green spaces continue to disappear
, there is corruption in high places
, and the presidential election campaigns kicked off
- officially - and caused traffic gridlock. A major worry could be the distribution of voting papers
, but it seems that not even the Mother of Parliaments can get that right.
I had 234 visitors yesterday, 174 of whom were because of my Addickshun to Charlton Athletic and a link to my end of season posting on May 16th from Forever Charlton
. Perhaps of more relevance is that Jakartass has been bookmarked by 102 computer users here in Indonesia.
So, back to my learning curve. A key area for me to get to grips with is the technicalities of posting. What is an Atom feed? Why can?t Blogger put in apostrophes automatically instead of inserting question marks? Is it really necessary to redo all the punctuation? I've got loads more questions which I hope the Blogfather blog
can help me with.
I've added a poll
to the right, mainly to see if I can. I've also been worried by the amount of spam which I already get so I hope Spam Poison
is the answer.
As for the blog itself, it seems that it's breeding a lifestyle. First, as echoed by many bloggers, it's necessary to have a routine. Secondly, there should be a theme. Finally, I feel that it's important to have a consistent voice. Some bloggers are quite literary in their aspirations. I particularly enjoy the vignettes from London Mark
I'm not the only expatriate blogger
, blogging from abroad in their mother tongue - or father tongue or parents' tongue or whatever.
The majority of us try to give a global perspective to local concerns
Whereas some use their blogs to give personal home truths, often quite humorously as in My Boyfriend Is a Twat
, these can be too parochial for the 'general public'. I picked my nose today and fed the cat.
A nice balance is achieved with Casino Avenue
. Congratulations to Inspector Sands on reaching 40,000 visits. Long may you blog.