To make up for lost blogging.
I feel that I might have over-snubbed the idea of blogging some two years ago when it was predicted to be the next big internet thing. I was still doing forums back then, portals, galleries, etc.,Â and I failed to make a prescence in the blogosphere. Now it’s really, really big and I’m such a small player. I knew about it before but only seriously went back late last year. I knew of Abe and his Yugatech site back then, I might have even wrote to him once for a project; now his blog is really big and earning a lot.
I’ve been reading and learning a lot about the blogosphere, both local and international; and it has inspired me to a great extent. The likes of Darren Rowse, John Chow, Markus Frind, not to mention a lot of Pinoy gurus as well, I follow their blogs like clockwork.
A blog network.
To compensate for my so-called lack of prescence in the blogosphere, I decided to put up a blog network of my own. What better way to name it than Bembang! Blogs. Another brand of my pseudo company – Bembang! (Not for long). In the past week, I’ve been scouting for possible writers, offering free blogs, the works, etc. to people I know, people I don’t know, great-writers-non-bloggers, poor-writers-great-bloggers, celebrities, etc. So far I have registered four new domain names, one for each blog, I plan to have at least five blogs (not including me) this week.
The idea of a blog network is old; heck I’m not even the first Philippine blog network, some blog netowrks are really big internationally and there are even Filipinos writing for these big international blog networks. I’m not one to come up with a YouTube idea, just a YouTube-type idea. But heck, even friendster was a copy.
I’m not yet ready to go public with the blog network, yeah it’s already there but I haven’t really announced it like mad. Maybe over the next few days or so. Not until I have five blogs and each blog has gone through these.