Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Are you a Blogger or a Forger?

Lately I have been searching the internet and reviewing various blogs (now that every Tom, Dick and Harry writes one). With a number of blogs mushrooming and growing at an exponential rate, I took a second to ponder on how all of a sudden so many people have started expressing their views, and for all you know it may result in the increase in the number of youngsters taking up Journalism as a major.
But alas, that hope and vision would be too farsighted. Too my amusement I found that a majority of these new bloggers use a tool that I would call CCPS (Cut or Copy, Paste and Submit) ;)! All you need to do is copy a line from these blogs and put it for search on google, and you would get the original source in less than a second. A few may raise questions on the reason for this act?

BloggersTo me this can be a result of three possibilities:
  • A noble cause of spreading the intellectual views of the original authors (Highly improbable though ;) )
  • Identity Crisis which in turn leads them to a desperate need for undeserved publicity thereby resulting in copied articles (High probable ;) )
  • Its cool aka kewl to have a blog thereby in a quest for social acceptance! (Probable ;) )
So in the end of the day, the ones whom I thought were worth the title 'Bloggers' are those who posted stuff that was:
  1. Original
  2. Quoted - Due credit going to the original author
Be original, Be a Blogger,
Please don't copy and emulate a forger;
Cheerz to the Bloggers!!!


Maia said...

Good one!!! :) :) :)

Rajiv S Perumal said...

Hey.. Thanx a ton!! ;) :)

Unknown said...

:) B original ;)

MJ said...

thats 100% original post i say :P thats y many times personal blogs have higher clicks as its usually filled with original stuff (content quality is another issue)

Sanjay Mahar said...

I totally agree with you Rajiv..blogging is about being your self and expressing original thoughts...
“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.”

very well written...

Rajiv S Perumal said...

Thnks a ton pal... :)
CHeerz to the originals!! Feel proud that ur not a Chinese remake!! :P

Suman Mukherjee said...

hmmmmm couldn't agree more bro.
Frankly speaking, most of us have this urge to project ourselves in a manner that we actually aren't.

I would love to sleep off if I want to or fool around or even watch porn rather than doing something which doesn't come from the heart. and needless to say nothing which is not mine.

But then good post da. Makes sense.
Am a follower