Why my BLOG is called a BLOGOID?
I was thrilled when the guys at the Blog Catalog called my Blog a TABLOID! Judging by the success of Rupert Murdoch, Tabloid after all, is not a bad word.
I don’t know if I am the first one to be credited with this innovation, but let us call it BLOGOID for anyone who wants to follow the trend. Once in a while it is nice to be credited with hitting something new like BLOGOID on the Cyberspace!
I am not sure however that Lasting Rose is the first BLOGOID. From the comments of the people from Blog Catalogue, it seems Lasting Rose is crowded and has excessive advertisement. With these criteria, in my opinion, Huffington Post must be the most popular BLOGOID. Currently it has the highest Authority as per Technorati scoring system. It is reportedly getting more than a million visits per day. Going by those facts, I think a BLOGOID format must be better than a pure Blog.
If the advertisements or a cramped desk top full of different things can hamper clarity and readability, no one should be reading Huffington Post. For that matter millions of on line news papers and other publications. However like all famous tabloids, everyone loves to read Huffington posts and other similar tabloid blogs.
Lovers of pure blogs may argue that the pleasure and enjoyment of reading and taking in something from a blog which loads fast, which is not cramped with distractions and which has a focus cannot be equated to what you get from reading a BLOGOID.
I would tend to compare this to shopping for wine in a specialised shop where you can examine the origins of the bottles and the vintage in the tranquillity of nicer and quieter surroundings to that of a supermarket wine department which offer the same at lower costs!
At the end of the day, what is important is the content of the bottles, taken in a glass,which decides whether you would revisit the store!