In the last few days some people, have asked me or mentioned to me how I am doing on the "asian blog award" coz there was an article on it on the SCMP.
I told them, "I removed myself in the nomination stage already."
My very closest friends don't even ask why. Coz they understand all the reasons I do Glutter and probably heard my whole "vision of the internet" more times then they can count. So it's obvious why I would want no part of a competition. I am interested in the bigger picture from a personal perspective and a political, writer, self publishing, talking about hidden people, making conversation perspective.
The people who don't know me as well, say, "Well you are missing on some exposure, what if you win?" and I say, "I am not interested in winning and having people come at all. I rather have people come because they searched onto it or directed from one of my internet "friends."
I don't even care to see people who are doing their own thing ranked. It's not the point."
Anyway. I ended up on a site called "Sinosplice," which is a network of china blogs in English, and mostly students. I found a post called the: Sinosplice Network Weblog Awards
The last sentence was "Best Over All Blog: Tie 11" (As in a tie between the 11 blogs in that community).
I was actually replying a short sentence. Found myself on a soap box about the internet and how I view it. Instead of rewriting it all, here it is:
I personally asked to be removed from the Asian awards as I just want to do my own thing and be like you know. Most Yannish: Glutter
I just recently procliamed myself the worse blog in HK too. No need to contest. It's just easier that way coz I just wanna hang with like minded people from all over the world. Even if they aren't asian, china, asia, Chinese, whatever.
Just that I like what they write, and I think the best thing about the blog world is every day I can get a dose of New Orleans or Brisdane Australia or Hang Zuo or whereever. Like "Cool. This is what Kate read today in her paper or so and so experienced in her job. Nothing is exotic, nothing is like "HEY EVERYONE LOOK AT THIS WIERD THING." It's sorta like, "Yo. This is my life as I live in in whatever wierd and wonderful way I choose." You know?
I think we should all just like do our own thing and have lots of different voices and people who like us or don't like us or whatever will start to find thier niche. I mean the whole big idea theory of the internet was like to group like minded people together IRREGARDLESS of geographical distances. And that's it was about knowledge.
When I came across the internet at campus in 1994, it was explained to me as "This is where everyone can put their knowledge up and it will become a giant library, and anyone anywhere can access it. It will change information flow, especially to the third world."
I know it's old skool. But I believed in it. When I got on it was on a 14K modem at my univesity and people really talked like that, all the time. Only certain students taking prescribe classes could use the lab and have an account. I did so much begging, that i kept all my privilages after "Geology and the Internet" class was over.
And I am a sap, and I think we should always keep it that way. And even if I was a dotcom boom chick, I always hated that corporate metality coming into it. Which is why in some ways I was really happy when it crashed. Sorry, we lost our jobs but hell it was getting ugly. And I think blogging is bringing it back to where it belongs. PERSONAL stories with spread of information.
PS. Can I although not on your server and not exactly in motherland china (i.e. HK), still Be an honourary Sinosplice blog? I would like to be part of the Best over all: TWELVE way tie.
Coz thats how I feel about everyone here. Including Wilson dude..
Posted by Glutter at December 26, 2003 01:54 AM