It’s been a week of records for my blog over the past week, with two rather sensational entries made by yours truly (“A Singapore Sporting Legend Humiliated” and “Christina Aguilera’s Back To Basics Tour & Anugerah 2007 Semi-Final Reviews“), perhaps capturing the attention and imagination of those who are curious about what I have to talk about and relay for your eyes to see. Anyway, for those who have been avid readers of my blog, you would know it’s very unlikely that I would come out with two entries per week, what more an entry every fortnight or so before this. But like I said when I first switched to this new domain, I feel a sense of added responsibility to blog more often and strike while the iron is still hot, and not to wait 2 months or so to update what’s been going on.
Based on my blog statistics, the number of visitorship jumped from an average of approximately 113 per day since I switched to this domain, to about 198 per day over the last seven days. That’s roughly about 75% increase in the number of visitorship. The highest number of visitorship on one day alone was recorded last Friday (6th July 2007) with 295 visitors. And these figures alone do not include my visitors over at my Multiply blog, which is a cross-posting of this domain. Don’t ask me about the figures when I was still using Blogspot and Sitemeter, cos even though I loved to know how my visitors came to know of my blog’s existence, I did not really look into the number of visitors taking a peek. Maybe now I’m more inclined to look at it on a daily basis because I’m always greeted by the graph whenever I click on “Blog Stats” in the domain site admin. I have a feeling that the factor which resulted in the apparent jump in visitorship was based on my review on the semi-finals of Anugerah 2007.
Before anyone thinks I’m blowing my trumpet or say that having an average number of 198 visitors per day over the past week is nothing to crow about, I say hold on to your horses and hear me out. For a non-celebrity and I still maintain I’M JUST AN ORDINARY BLOGGER, I guess the number is indeed overwhelming for me. And no, I’m not going to act all cocky and say I’ve reached celebrity standards, far from it. On the contrary, it has made me feel all the more humbled and appreciative that people even bother to read my long-winded thoughts. Doing my own trackings, I also came across a few sites which recommended my blog as a good read / having good reviews, even though personally I feel I’m too naggy and hard-to-please to be exalted to such a status. Really, I cannot say or do anything more other than thank you people who have come in and read my entries. I hope that sharing my experiences and thoughts have been worthwhile and I’ll try not to bore you in future entries.
I have to be realistic somehow. Not all my visitors are those who enjoy reading my thoughts as I know there are those who agree with my comments and those who do not. That’s perfectly normal in life. We can’t be agreeing to everything we put forth. And I’m sure some of you out there would think I’m acting smart with my analysis and observations. Thanks to my wife’s astute findings, I stumbled upon one posting in a local forum that allegedly said I was being very biased with my review on Anugerah 2007, I had no right to comment unless I voted for the contestants and that I hate people with good looks. I could have easily been angered by such allegations, since I definitely did not sway in those directions I was supposed to be heading, but since it came from a teenybopper, I chose to laugh it off. In case he reads this entry of mine, well little boy, let’s set the record straight once and for all.
First and foremost, I do not hate people with good looks. If I do, I wouldn’t make friends with so many good-looking people. Well heck, everyone’s beautiful in the eyes of God. In fact looks are only skin-deep, it’s the inside that counts. No amount of good looks can bring you places unless you have a good heart. Likewise in the entertainment industry, you can only live off your good looks for a certain period of time. If you are fortunate, it’ll be long, if not, it’s goodbye when the next big thing arrives in the scene. At the end of the day, what is there on your dinner table for you and family is the result of your hard work and in-born talent. As for biased comments, I don’t see anything of that nature unless of course if he was pissed off that I didn’t have good things to say about his two favourite contestants Kassreeal and Wan Md Arshad who I deemed as good-lookers, but having limited singing abilities. A newspaper article in Berita Harian today even stated clearly some of these contestants do not deserved to be in the semis, if not for their fanbase. Yes I do not hate people with good looks but I do have a big problem with those that concentrate more on their outlook and presentation above what is required of them, which is their talent.
As for me acting smart, well it’s up to him and you my dear readers to judge. All I can say is any decent, mature audience can hear for themselves if a particular contestant is singing well or not. One does not need to be a rocket scientist or a vocal coach to hear and say if that person is good or bad. Votes-wise, I have to admit, I haven’t seen any of the semi-final contestants who have really wowed me or deserved my votes like Taufik and Hady did in Singapore Idol or Syed Azmir in Anugerah 2005. I don’t like to waste my sms-es for nothing cos when I vote, I VOTE WITH RESPONSIBILITY, not because the guy or gal is cute, but knowing the talent I vote for would do us proud in time to come. I can go on and on with my theories and reasonings but I have to remember the one who commented against me was a little boy almost half my age so I have to forgive him for still being wet behind the ears.
I love feedbacks and responses. I really do. And it’s actually nice to hear something negative for once. But I hope it can be done in here and not through finding out from another platform with the rants against me sounding emotional and personal. I can take in negative responses but please do so with proper homework and not just by shooting off with unadulterated ease. I would be more than happy if my visitors share their thoughts even if you disagree with me. My blog’s not about saying yes and agreeing to everything I say. I might look at things in bigger perspectives but being human, sometimes I also miss out on the minute details and fine prints. I feel kinda amazed myself when I see the number of visitorship being high but only a handful come in to comment. I’d love to have my blog become a platform for discussion with things to do in the entertainment industry or about football or anything that does not have any contact with politics and denouncing other races and religions. And you my dear readers, are keys for me to realising that…
Thank you once again for visiting this blog…!!!