‘Hello world!’ is the default title of the very first post when we start blogging with WordPress. Well, quite representative because it’s true: the second you start owning your blog, “BAM!”, you’re instantly world-class publisher. You say hello, and you greet the world, but whether people would read it or not, would say hello back to you or not, it really depends on you.
I was interviewed in E-Lifestyle program in Metro TV this afternoon. Me, and Mas Koen. We talked about blogging, macro-blogging (oh yes, ‘macro’ is just for dramatizing the difference between blogging and plurking or twittering or even worse, facebooking :P), whether it’s already been defeated by the charm of 140 characters limited posts or not. Whether it’s still worth it to strike back or not. Well, you can see the full interview in MetroTVNews.com, I won’t retell about it in here.
Being on TV was somewhat exciting :D But not that much. Well, as I’ve always said, I’m more like behind-the-lens type. The second reason is: I don’t watch TV. I sometimes do, but I’m pretty cynical about everything on TV, well, in general, everything popular.
However, this afternoon, I, errr, felt like biting my tongue. I used television popularity to say something I always want to say about blogging.
About how I love blogging, and how it has nothing to do with money. My blog doesn’t pay me, instead, I pay for it. My blog has been teaching me a lot of lessons, and I’ve grown up with it. It gives me more than one dollar or two per click:
It gives me opportunities, and it gives me friends. A lot of them.
Hello world! This is me on my blog,
I love you, and now, let’s start to forget about being on TV :)
“Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.”
– Bill Gates