If you ask me whether reading a blog is equal to reading a book I will definitely say yes. In fact I have actually started reading an entire blog as if I were reading a book since sometimes ago. To be honest some high quality blogs even top good books and the best part is because they are available for free.
In my opinion a blog that can be read like a book must have these following qualities:
- Written in a consecutive sequence so you can draw a red line that can pull the story together.
- The posts are written in conversational tone that they are easy to relate to.
- It is not consisted of individual posts that don’t interconnected to each other.
- Or even if some posts are not interconnected they are written in very interesting manner and covers some very interesting topics.
- You can find a soul within the post, not just a plain article written for SEO purpose.
When I am reading a blog like I were reading a book what I do is to bookmark it first and then find the archive folder and start reading from the very first post ever written in that particular blog and keep moving forward. This is definitely not your usual blogwalking session where you will only spend your time to read one or two posts and then leave a comment.
Because the nature of this activity takes a lot of time to complete especially since these blogs are the ones that are updated on regular basis, which always give something new to catch up, I haven’t done it in too many blogs.
Right now I am in the middle of reading Reblogging Donk, a blog that has been dedicated to mock a blogger who found NonSociety site and was a star of reality show Miss Advised, Julia Allison. This is where her haters gather to comment on everything she does. If you want to take a look you may find that it is kind of cyber bullying but after you read through you will understand where they come from. I think despite this blog has all cynical comments for the poor girl, both of them actually are beneficial to one another. For example I got to know this blog because Julia Allison in one of Miss Advised episodes mentioned it. On the other hand if you happen to not know about her and then bump into Reblogging Donk during your internet adventure you will probably get tickled to know more about this girl. Please note that I am neither a hater nor a fan of Julia Allison but the fact that I am reading Reblogging Donk book-reading style these days is because I find it entertaining.
Don’t judge me! 😛
Have you ever tried reading a blog as if you were reading a book?
*Hey, since it’s Tuesday I am IBOTing over Essentially Jess today!