Is Reading a Blog Equal to Reading a Book?

Is Reading a Blog Equal to Reading a Book?
April 23, 2013 CuteCoco

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:

  1. Written in a consecutive sequence so you can draw a red line that can pull the story together.
  2. The posts are written in conversational tone that they are easy to relate to.
  3. It is not consisted of individual posts that don’t interconnected to each other.
  4. Or even if some posts are not interconnected they are written in very interesting manner and covers some very interesting topics.
  5. 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.

Some that I have finished reading (and now only just playing catch up for any post updates) are including Dear Crissy, Dawn Meehan’s Because I Said So and Diana Rikasari’s Hot Mint and Chocolate.

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!

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Comments (11)

  1. I have not though of blogs that way before. Not sure if mine would make sense as a book. ALthough it is the story of my life for the last 2 years :)

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      CuteCoco 7 years ago

      You should try! It’s fun. Now I read in on iPad. So when I finished a session I just bookmark it and come back the next day.

  2. Kylez @ A Study in Contradictions 7 years ago

    I have done this once or twice with some blogs and it definitely is as good as reading a book. There are some ogre at blogs out there and going back and reading from the beginning can be really fascinating, especially if they have been blogging for a long time.

    #teamIBOT was here!

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      CuteCoco 7 years ago

      Yes. I especially want to see how they first started out. It is indeed fascinating!

  3. Rhianna 7 years ago

    I have a few blogs that I have sat and read and read and read, almost from start to finish. They are few and far between though because I just can’t ignore the ability to click away once my interest has been lost

    • Author
      CuteCoco 7 years ago

      Me too..but if I am reading it like a book I make sure to bookmark so I can easily comeback when I want to continue reading :)

  4. Rosey 7 years ago

    No, I haven’t. I try to visit as many people as I can on the days I can visit because I know a lot of work goes into blogging and I want people to know their work is appreciated. That means I usually get to one or two posts that are most current. The idea of reading one like a book is appealing though, and I bet it’s fun. :)

    • Author
      CuteCoco 7 years ago

      You should try, pick one that interests you and then start reading from the very first post. Find the archive. It is indeed fun!

  5. I think SOME blogs are like reading books, so I would have to agree with you, my friend. Some are all over the place, so I don’t know if they are exactly like books, but I actually think I like blogs better because I actually get to know the author and be a part of their lives unlike books.

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      CuteCoco 7 years ago

      That’s true Robin, one of great things about blog is that we can get to know the author and be a part of their lives. It connects more.

  6. Theresa 7 years ago

    I’m with Rosey and Robin. I don’t have a lot of time for blogging, but I do like to visit my favorites daily, like Rosey, and get to know my blogging friends much better like Robin. My attention span wanes fast, so after the 5 or 6th post, I’m done, no matter how great the content.

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