Monday, June 1, 2009

Blogger Stereotypes ?

Was ROFL after reading RC Balajee's (aka Red carrot Jalebee's) post on Blog titles. It was then that it reminded me of another discussion I'd with Venky about blogger stereotypes.

- This may be too much generalization, but it struck me how quite a number of Bloggers are into Free and Open Source Software. Dont think I need examples : about half my blogroll is testimony to this.

Attempted explanation :Maybe FOSS enthusiasts are generally ones who spend quite some time on the internet, and hence invariably end up on the blogosphere too (! ?)

- Then there's the connection between people who blog, and are also into Freelance photography at the same time.

Attempted explanation : No surprises. The freelancers are bound to post up their photos simply because they find no better way to publicise it :).

- This one must be the weirdest. There are a number of Bloggers out there who Run. Yea, run - marathons, half marathons, awareness runs, social runs, jogging, the type. (Run for fun? :) ) You can find quite a number of bloggers posting that they're going for so and so run next week.

And for the love of blogger, I cannot even attempt a reason for this correlation :)

[ I'm still gearing up for 4-80 run next week.. but I assure you.. the decision for this run had nothing to do with observation 3 :).. it's just going to be an experiment as part of my, er, Underwater Acoustics research :P .. ]


The Third Twin said...

For some strange reason, i feel we will fall into all the 3 categories, if we make that running a daily business..
what say? :P

Abhi said...

I do fall into categories 1 n 2. Though i'm not a free OS user, bt i use firefox. Other than that i can't think of anyother free sw that i use.

On the 2nd point, yes; orkut and blogger are the two means for me to put up my pics.

On 3 though i've to disagree. I NEVER run. Especially for causes, coz when i can't run for my own cause(to cut down my flab) then i can't think of running for unknown people dying somewher or some animals being mauled by hunters and stuff like that.

Good observations though!

Balajee said...

Freedom Software
Free - lance Photography
Liberating exhilaration after a run
Freedom of Speech

Duh! ;)

Hari Vishnu said...

@3rd twin
hehe yea it does look slowly like we're fallin into all 3 now.. which is wat inspired me to post this in the first place :).. fotography has not really picked up on a grand scale for me yet though..

u get 2 out of 3 score for a blogger stereotype :).. vallopozhum okke enitte odaan nokke, kodavayarine nallatha :)

Hari Vishnu said...

wah kya correlation hein sirjee.. esp abt the last one ;-)..

4 years of nitc allows one to intuitively attempt to answer anything, wont it :).. in such a convincing way, that too.. full marks to u :)..

TEAcher said...

Blogging is supposed to be a self-expression, hence these sorts of stereotypes perpetrated equally by those who failed to understand people beneath what is superficial and by those superficial persons as well is inevitable.

Anonymous said...

Do you have copy writer for so good articles? If so please give me contacts, because this really rocks! :)

Anonymous said...

You have tested it and writing form your personal experience or you find some information online?

Koi said...

Nice blog. Lots of great imagery.


Dorm Bedding said...

I like that bloggers are often photographers as to see great photography :)