Monday, June 9, 2008

BBBC Topic For Monday!

Sorry guys, I meant to have this up earlier, but I ended up doing other stuff. ;) I'll try to keep the topic light for today. :)

BBB Challenge Topic for Monday:

SL Bloggers - Where do you go to shop when you just need some retail therapy? Do you suffer from buyers remorse later? What is the most expensive thing in your inventory?

RL Bloggers
- Besides your car or house, what's the most expensive luxury item that you have? Did you buy it just to have it, or do you actually use it?

I'm going to have the topic for Tuesday posted later this afternoon, so you have some time to think about it. Remember, you DON'T have to write about the topic, it's just there if you want it. :)

Those of you in the Ch'Know group that are doing the challenge now have challenger tags. If you're not in the group and you'd like to be, just let me know and I'll add you. :) Don't feel obligated to join, I know most of you are really at your group limit. And some of you don't like group chatting and as my group members can tell you...there are time we have a 2 hour group chat about absolutely nothing important. LOL

OH! And scroll down to my 400th post. A blogger named Teddy wrote a SONG about me, using Britney's "Gimme More" song. I CRACKED UP!!! Thank you, Teddy!!!!



Peter Stindberg said...

Dont you think that quality counts more than quantity? I do update both of my blogs ( and fairly recently, but I personally enjoy blogs more where the occasional post worth reading is on, instead of posting for postings sake...

Rylan Carling said...

OMG!!! I leave for a couple of days and I have fallen so far behind...I knew I should have brougt my laptop!!! I will try to catch up asap!! So much to post, so much to least I'll have something to do at work today!!! hehe

Calaya Criss said...

you know I just never answer your own questions =o lol I'm curious to know! :p

CeN said...

Peter, I actually enjoy both kinds of posts.

Some of the blogs I read, and have on my blog roll, are more "article style" blogs and as such post maybe once or twice a week, and are well worth the wait.

I do agree that posting for posting sake may not be the answer for every blog on an ongoing basis.

However, I have enjoyed this challenge, and gotten to know more blogs, and the writers behind them. I think excercises in writing that "force" you to get out of your comfort zone for a week in the end will be not only fun, but may have some benefit to all of us.

Rylan Carling said...

Ok!!! Finally!!! I caught up...I answered all the questions...I feel so relieved! Now, I have to hunt through and read all of the responses! woohoo!!

Alicia Chenaux said...

Peter - Quality will always count more than quantity, but why can't you have both? :) As you can see from my blog, I love to update it. And the people who are kind enough to read me seem to think my posts are good. So why they may be silly at times, I personally wouldn't put them up if I didn't think they were at least worth a look, and I am a horrible critic to myself.

The purpose of the challenge wasn't to just post and post and post. Some of the SL Bloggers were thinking so hard about WHAT to post and HOW to post it, they weren't posting anything at all! And for some of them, that thought process was following them in world. They wanted to do something, but were thinking about it so much, they weren't doing it. My goal here was to bump people out of their comfort zone for just a week and get them moving again. :) We're getting to know each other, people are becoming friends, and we're finally getting to see some of the personalities we loved when we first started reading blogs coming back out.

There will always be room for the article style blogs, the headline news type blogs. But there's room for the personality blogs where people post just to get things off their chest, too. :)

Meara Deschanel said...

"Dont you think that quality counts more than quantity? I do update both of my blogs ( and fairly recently, but I personally enjoy blogs more where the occasional post worth reading is on, instead of posting for postings sake..."

I think quality is based on an individual's perception. What is quality to you might be dull to others. Similarly what you might find to be trite, others may find fascinating. That's the beauty of being human - that we don't have to subscribe to some group mindthink and that we're free to form our own thoughts and opinions, develop our own likes and dislikes.

I read Lillie Yifu's blog and would consider her to be a "quality" blogger, though an infrequent one. I usually find her posts to be deeply insightful and intelligent. I also read Alicia's blog here, and would consider her to not only be a prolific blogger, but a "quality" one as well. I frequently find myself laughing along as she describes her latest adventure and feel like I'm playing along right there with her.

Two bloggers with different styles, but both quality in my eyes. Besides, as Alicia already noted, there is no reason you can't have both quality AND quantity. ;)

Also, I don't think the BBBC was intended to promote spam-blogging without substance, but more to encourage a group of people (who are all reading each other's blogs anyway) to get to know each other better and open up more about themselves.

Just as an example, Wrath Paine is probably someone I might not have met, let alone spoken to, in SL. But because of the BBBC I joined the Ch'Know group, and because I am in that group I found myself trading banter with him last night in group chat and having a great time. Things like that - making new friends, having fun - are more important that worrying if my posts are being viewed by the general public as being quality.

Rylan Carling said... typical...what's a little fun without the drama???!!! This was a terrific idea...and, why not????? If someone doesn't like it...don't read it, don't feel obligated to post, and don't leave a comment...What's wrong with just having fun?

Peter Stindberg said...

@Alicia: Maybe I am fortunate that I never had trouble with the WHAT and HOW. If I have something to say, I say it.

@Meara: I like the comparison between Lillie (who I consider a personal friend) And Alicia. Certainly the somehow present both ends of a spectrum in a way...

@Rylan: A little bit of constructive criticism, and you call it drama?

Beatrix Noel said...

I'm blogging, today was short,did it on my lunch break, but I plan to do longer.

I'm one of those people who thinks about blogging and then gets all caught up in "oh it has to be long! oh it has to be funny or insightful or! " and then never post.

Here's my blog --

Meara Deschanel said...

"@Meara: I like the comparison between Lillie (who I consider a personal friend) And Alicia. Certainly the somehow present both ends of a spectrum in a way..."

I know - that was why I chose Lillie as the contrast (I read YOUR blog as well!) I thought it might clarify my point without me having to launch into an even lengthier explantion than I already did.

I think it's great to like the esoteric, but I think it's also great to embrace the frivolous. I enjoy such a diverse range of blogs (my Google reader is just a big pile of WTF?) that it's hard for me to interpret a blog's "quality" as being within a certain set of parameters, but instead see it as as a matter of my personal preference.