Blog Virus Is A Dangerous Epidemic!!!

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I discovered blogging 17 months ago. That time, I didn’t know what does the word ‘blog’ means. I soon realized that blog was derived from the a combination of “web” and “log”, which became “weblog”, and finally “blog“. Blogging gave people like you and me a platform to express and share ideas, opinions, thoughts, knowledge and more than that too. Anybody can create a blog and compose whatever they want.

Starting to Blog

I wish I knew about blogging earlier. I love to write and post articles in magazines and bulletins. I was always directly involved in publication since primary, secondary and tertiary education (using my mother tongue language). Now, that my work place does not provide me any means to write, they just want me to work and work and work…. Hence, as soon as I discover blogging, I immediately sign up under Blogger and start posting. My first blog was Chemical Engineering World. That blog progressively received attention from chemical engineering students and fellow chemical engineers around. Initially, it was not easy managing that blog. I never purchase any e-book on how to create and maintain a blog. Slowly, I learned positioning some script code the hard way – by try and error. It took me some time to learn and grasp the technique and skill.

Blog + Money…

A good think (bonus) about blogging is the income that can be automatically generated from it 24/7. Earlier, I never thought that blogging can generate money. I must admit, after some research and reading, a lot of successful blogs out there inspired me to create and produced a good quality content blog. Almost a year ago, I read a post: “I’ve made $4,375.75 online! Here’s how you can too…“, and I discovered more ways and tools to monetize our blog. It really open up my eyes reading Paula’s teachings. If you have not read that article, you can spare 10 minutes reading it. It’s a great post and I’m glad she shared it with her readers.
From time to time, few bloggers proudly display their blog income report. Those figures are really exciting and who wouldn’t want to earn income like John Chow, a genius dot com mogul blogger. Who says local bloggers cannot be as great as international pro-bloggers! 5Xmom proofed that making money via blogging (+some other internet activities) can be worthwhile and full of fun…

Blog Evolution

Ever since blogging appeared this century, it never stop growing. It’s just like a disease, virus… Blogging ‘disease’ definitely have affected a lot of people around the globe. It is an epidemic. Those affected are known as bloggers. A big chunk are part time bloggers while a minute of them successfully emerge as a pro-blogger. Statistics shown that there were 690,000 bloggers since 1998 using LiveJournal as their platform. In 2005, Blog Herald estimated there are more than 60 million blogs. I tried to search for the latest figure (as of in 2008), but I could not find it. Is 500 million blogs a good estimate?

Blogging has become an industry by itself. For the first time ever, BlogWorld Expo 2007 was held in Las Vegas. It is the first and only industry where trade show, conference, and media event dedicated to promoting the dynamic industry of blogging and new media was held. In addition, the expo featured the largest blogging conference in the world including more than 50 seminars, panel discussions and keynotes from iconic personalities on the leading-edge of online technology and internet-savvy business. The expo is the right place for those who are currently blogging, vlogging, podcasting, producing other forms of new media content, entering the new media industry, or simply those just want to know what the blogosphere is all about. BlogWorld Expo 2007 was a massive success and BlogWorld Expo 2008 will be continued.

What Has Blogging Done to Me?

I go to work very early in the morning, and return home when it is already dark. Everyday, I arrive home and have a wonderful home cook dinner prepared by my wife (I’m lucky that my wife’s cooking is marvelous and she loves cooking for me). I play a little bit with my three beautiful kids. Sometimes they’re noisy playing around and sometimes they quarrel with each other. Well, they’re just small innocent kids. Before taking shower, I’ll switch on the laptop and modem. After shower, praying, having dinner, “ajar anak ngaji”, I sit at the table with my right hand initially maneuvering the mouse. My eyes are laser focus reading emails and my favourite blogs. After about an hour or two, both of my hands are one the keyboard, posting something for the two blogs that I maintain.

ajar anak ngaji

After work, I spent almost 3 to 6 hours on blogging activities, depending on my physical fitness and my eyes stamina πŸ™‚ . It’s funny to admit that I think about blogging almost all the time. When I drive, eat, walk, bath, relax….etc. The disease already conquered me. I’ve been infected with the dangerous blog fever!!! I have almost no desire watching the TV accept when there is a Manchester United live telecast. There are those saying: “Makan blog, tidur blog, minum pun… blog…he he…”. At work, I’m spreading the virus and some have been infected. I’m trying to spread it to my brothers and sister as well. My syster (the stewardess) has shown some symptoms. I think she will be infected by the virus soon.I have some general informations and knowledge on how to make money in the internet using various methods. Like everybody else, I want to earn more from the virtual world (besides blogging). However, limited time and priority problem has made the progress delayed. I could not focus on other things. My heart will always urge me to blog…. and blog…and blog…. Do you face that problem too? It seems everything inside me is about blogging… πŸ˜‰ I just hope all my effort and hard work will be worth while. I hope this blog will be appreciated and fancied by my readers. I hope they will subscribe to my content and enjoy all my entries.


I can say those that I mentioned above is my daily routine as a part time blogger, full time process engineer. Not to forget, a full time husband and father. I’m tired and sleepy but I could not sleep without posting to this blog. No Manchester United match tonight. OK, now that I’ve completed this post, I want to have some sleep. Thanks for reading my musing… πŸ˜‰ Adios!

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29 Responses

  1. NoktahHitam says:

    Im addicted to statistics I guess. Like you said, always think about blog, everywhere.. same here. LoL

  2. zaki says:

    @ NoktahHitam,

    Yes, we have a second blogger confession there. I’m the first who confess about everywhere and every time think about blog. πŸ™‚

  3. webworm says:

    Blogging to me is another way of expressing ourself to NO-END…It also a platform for you to do what you intended (legally…)…make friend…

  4. zaki says:

    @ Webworm,

    Yeah….your concept is true. There’s “no end” towards expressing ourself. By the way, what makes me love to spend time in this blog because of the feedback I got from other fellow blogger friends. The chem-eng blog very rare receive comments. That’s why I tend to stay here compared to the other blog even though this blog is not generating any money!!! πŸ˜‰

  5. Thushara says:

    Wow, good post. I have also good successes with my blog. I am very famous in my batch as a blogger.

  6. zaki says:

    @ Thushara,

    Thanks dude… Yes, I keep track of your blog as well. I like reading it because it’s light and relaxing. Once in a while you give technical post. That’s good. Keep it up. Well done blogger…

  7. syia says:

    hi πŸ˜‰ just found out about this blog.. seems very interesting ..

    it’s must be really hard to juggle all the things in your life..

    working.. husband.. dad.. ehe and blogging.. keep it together πŸ˜‰

  8. zaki says:

    @ Syia,

    He he….It’s good that you stumble upon my blog…Thanks…now we are cyber friends already… πŸ™‚

    Yeah…sometimes…it’s difficult to balance everything…but…that’s life…

    All those responsibilities come first…. the hobby of blogging will come later…that is the rule despite thinking about blog all the time… πŸ˜‰

  9. Aisyah says:

    hey there, I just stumbled upon your blog. seems like an interesting blog here.

    ah, tell me about the blogging addiction. and yeah, you are right. Makan blog, tidur blog, minum blog, cakap blog, baca blog, tulis blog… hehehe. it’s like when an idea strikes you, you’ll be like, hey, maybe I can blog about this? Sometimes, I find myself constantly searching for topics on what to blog. sigh.. Now I know it’s a disease. better go to the doctor then. LOL.

  10. zaki says:

    @ Aisyah,

    Ha ha…ha ha…you got the disease too…Great! Marvelous! Splendid!

    Ni nak tambah sikit:

    “Makan blog, tidur blog, minum blog, cakap blog, baca blog, tulis blog, mimpi blog, berangan blog…. πŸ˜‰

  11. webworm says:

    That’s conflict where some people have…Some blog for interest but some blog for money…if you begin blogging for money, then very quickly you will lose you momentum in this tough blogging world…don’t you agree with me ?

    Thus, always follow most famous and successful blogger advice, blog your interest…

  12. zaki says:

    @ Webworm,

    “Tough blogging world”….that’s really interesting and catchy phrase for me…
    Yes, it’s tough to compete against the big boys…but hey…you run a blog and create your own circle of friends and you’ll be happy. More friends will come inside the circle and we can spread the disease….hopefully the same type of virus…and be happy with it…Nope…this blog is not meant for money (although) you see those ads there….I just put it for experiment and for fun….I know nobody is going to click it…. πŸ™‚

    the blog is just for fun….to socialize and to mingle… But if it can generate some slice of income….than that’s a bonus…. Huwaaa!!!

  13. zuhairy says:

    For me, blogging provided to us to be a writer in our own style. Not like other writer who have been involved in writing articles in newspaper, magazine and so on. It’s more than that!

    By writing in our own blog, we don’t have to care more about grammer, sentences arranggement. Just write a thing when it come a cross in our mind.

  14. zaki says:

    @ Zuhairy,

    Yeahhhh….you’re absolutely right…. That’s why I like blogging. We can express and write anything our own style….;)

  15. budeen says:

    enjoy reading this posting.. i can relate to the addiction eventhough i’m not a blogger..

    it’s also good to see more readers at πŸ™‚

  16. zaki says:

    @ Budeen,

    Thanks…Well, you can be half a blogger. You got the account info already πŸ™‚
    Start posting…people would love to see your post….

  17. am says:

    blogging kadang kala buat am rasa tak cukup sesuatu bila tak lakukannya… am cukup suka melihat jumlah visitor yang bertambah… walaupun tiada melebihi 100 orang sehari…tapi am happy sebab visitor am adalah pengunjung tetap… itu yang am perlukan bila rank alexa am naik dari hari kehari…

    blogging pada am satu cara kita meluahkan rasa tentang satu penemuan terbaru kita yang mana am harap ianya dapat memberi manfaat untukk setiap orang yang berkunjung… kepuasan itu dicapai bila kita menulis dan ada yang memberi respond.. syukur am ta ulangi seperti dulu2 zaman am berblog yang mana banyak hangat2 tahi ayam saja…

    harini am dapatkan mood yang dimiliki setiap orang yang mana mereka tak pernah jemu, sentiasa ada saja idea untuk menulis diblog mereka… hari ini am bersyukur sebab am belum lagi rasa mahu berhenti menulis… walaupun ada komitmen lain am sentiasa ingat blog dan forex. am dah lupa nak menonton tv, tiada lagi rancangan tv kesukaan, dan apa saja…

    am hanya akan keluar melepak dengan kawan-kawan bila sabtu & ahad saja, bila ramai blogger bercuti, bila market tutup dan bila am merasakan tiada post penting yang mahu disampaikan kepada visitor am…

    i luv blogging!!! πŸ˜†

  18. zaki says:

    @ Am,

    Yes. I totally agree with you Am. I feel the same way too. I believe other hard core bloggers feel the same way too. I don’t really watch the TV except for the MU soccer match…

    One good thing is when people respond to us…. not spam respond to us…he he…

    I’m once crazy blogger … πŸ˜‰

  19. azwanhadzree says:

    I am a carrier of this deadly virus πŸ˜› . i blog to ‘release’ myself ha.ha.. anyway, i’ll try not to blog on weekends.

    the thing i like about making money, is to see how much you’ve made for the day. macam menang hadiah.

  20. zaki says:

    @ Azwan,

    Ooohhh…that’s dangerous….you better take a really good care of your health…that’s a deadly virus you’re carrying there. Make sure you quarantine yourself and don’t touch/minggle with your kids and wife…You don’t want to be infected by that deadly noncure virus….:)

    Oh yea….that daily excitement is just same like me…

  21. webworm says:

    Could be macam kena lotery !!! lol

  22. anda punya PR yang bagus.. congrat to you! πŸ™‚

  23. zaki says:

    @ Noorizam Shah,

    Thanks bro… By the way, you have a brilliant alexa ranking. Well done!

  24. Aizat says:

    Wah! saya juga ikut mood blogging.. kadang2 banyak sangat idea mencurah2 nak blog.. kadang2 malas nak update saye surf blog orang.. apa2 pon blogging memang best.. selain boleh luahkan apa yang terbuku dihati, boleh juga share information dan belajar semua yang berkaitan blogging termasuk keyword, seo dan lain2.. happy blogging.!

  25. zaki says:

    @ Aizat,

    Yeeaaahh…you’re also infected by the dangerous virus…;)

  26. azwanhadzree says:

    eh i have not finish. yes it is like lottery when you dont know how much you are going to make on CPC everyday πŸ™‚

  27. zaki says:

    @ Azwan and Webworm,

    Both of you and me, and some others always check our CPC… πŸ™‚
    It’s good to see when the dollars are coming into the account.

  28. budeen says:

    the virus is all over in my blood now..

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