"Innit revolutionizes the Nuffnang community..."In the help section of the Innit page.
Revolutionizes, my ass.
Yes, this post is directed to everyone of you excellent human beings who have put on the mantle of "blogger", then turned around half as quickly and wiped your filthy snot all over it.
I went into blogging early last year with the great expectation of an intellectual community, rumored to be the avengers of hurts unheard and truths untold. And bloggers; you are the heroes which would boldly write where no government controlled press and broadcast ever wrote before. And I believed that the least of you would be authoring a page offering your experiences in everyday incidences in a somewhat coherent and mildly amusing manner.
I found that my beliefs were a tub-load of balderdash. Or in this case, an entire blogosphere of it.
I found that the Malaysian blogging community is an ailing animal, one lumbering under the weight of a free-for-all popularity contest. In my beginning months, I have had many, many visitors whose sole purpose for paying a call was to offer a link to my blog in theirs, in exchange for having their links in mine. For awhile, I did go along with it - till I realise just how utterly pointless it was. None of them was at all interested in what I write at all (nor did they themselves offered any scintillating reads in return). It's traffic they were after, and they would pawn it for ad money or bragging rights - whichever rocks their cocks. I have politely turned down every link exchange offer ever since, and I have linked only one new blogger in the past six months, whose writing I found to be mercilessly entertaining.
My perception of the blogosphere had softened somehow in the course of the year I participated in it. I am more forgiving about blogs which say, contain nothing but endless strings of badly-camwhored pictures of the author in desperately pathetic attempts to appear
Then along came Innit.
I was initially wary of using it, given the propensity of such a device to be abused. When I did, I find that Innit is certainly not something that would be useful for me at all because of my tendency to ignore the current hot news, political scandals and the latest updates in the blog ad wars. "Whoop dee doo," I said. I didn't really care.
In the earlier days of Innit, posts putting down Advertlets often garner ridiculously high counts of nangs in spite of the remarkably substandard contents most of the posts actually contained. I found that the situation had a great potential for amusement, and I devised my own "Nuffnang pawned Advertlets" post as an experiment, to see how far it'd be taken (I included an original artwork because posting an entirely "me too" post is just beneath me - and it should be beneath everyone else too). I came back from college later that day to find that my post had been propelled to front-page honour. Amazing what the right blog title can do, really.
And of course, the other "bloggers" realise just how powerful the right blog titles can be too.
Yesterday, for instance,
So, this is how Innit revolutionizes the Nuffnang community? Nuffnang, is this seriously the image you want to show everyone? To potential members of Nuffnang and advertisers alike?
The all-time second-favourite post was one of a blogger shamelessly prostituting her sister. And for what? FOR FUCKING NANGS! And number three is a post with a picture of a hot waitress! And she's not even 62 nangs hot! I'd give her 10 nangs, max.
Let's take a step back a reflect on this gross display of depravity. We bloggers have cried outrage at the government for unfairly labeling us as a people of impaired moral sensibilities, as a bunch of yahoos incapable in censoring what ought not be said - and worse, as liars. As of today, with Innit so conveniently displayed for all to see, those accusations were not unfounded. We are a people of extensively handicapped morals. We are a bunch of yahoos talking dick. And as proven by a lot of the posts with risqué titles but lack of the explicit contents it boasts (a terribly, terribly unprincipled trick to harvest nangs and visits) - we ARE indeed LIARS. Is THIS the freedom of speech that real bloggers have risked arrest and suffered prosecution to defend, I ask you? IS. THIS. IT?!
People, everyone has the right to write his mind - but that doesn't mean everyone should. Consider what sort of mind you're revealing for everyone to disdain and scorn, to look down upon with contempt like it's a filthy ball of used toilet paper. Or worse yet, even if you're completely impenetrable by negative opinions on your person, take a minute to think of the image you're associating the rest of us with. Not everyone abuses Innit by posting entries bordering on outright pornography - and (surprisingly) uninteresting ones at that. Not everyone puts a "Nang me pls pls pls link" with every quasi-erotic post they write (or rather, don't write) in lame bids for popularity. Have anyone consider how cheap that looks to readers who can conceivably be interested in your writings, but won't now because they are turned off by your self-debasing, whoring ways?
And you degenerate readers who can't seem to tire of being led on by subpar erotica, you aren't much better. If you must debauch yourselves with garbage, at least get up on your ass and go hunt for quality debauching materials. There's an internet full of 'em out there. I understand that all you "nangers" on Innit are bloggers yourselves. Your support of such unethical, undignified, unclean writings is only going to reflect badly on the entirety of our community - even if you avoid from sinking to the molluscan, filter-feeding "blogging" practices you applaud unabashedly yourselves.
Bloggers, please post only articles you deem worthy of attention and credit for the effort you've expended to pen. Post original opinions. Post things you believe to be imperative to the community, to bloggers and to us, the people of Malaysia and Singapore. Please stop making all of us look bad. Please stop making yourselves look bad.
Readers, please be supportive of writers with genuine opinions. Stop nang'ing posts with suggestive titles but is obviously lacking substance even at face value. When I have the time, I nang posts that deserve the commendation, but aren't getting the attention they deserve. Let's face it, not all of us can write provocative essays, stimulating treatises and discerning discourses of any significance whenever we want to.
But the least we can do is make sure that those that can are heard.
The rest of you out there who have maintained your integrity, have stayed aloof while everyone else have turned into "nang me" zombies, and have steadfastly produced decent, thoughtful posts amidst the noise pollution that is Innit, and the corruption of the blogosphere of late,
You have my sincere respect.
Where's my flame-proof jumpsuit?
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