Again you might ask, why do we blog? For INQUIRER.net, it is about engaging readers in a conversation. We get a lot of feedback everyday. But I must admit, we only get to answer a few of their questions. Blogging aims to engage readers in a more, well for lack of a term, interactive conversation, as Chris Cobler writes.
He adds, “[O]ne reason for writing a blog — it improves your writing.” He’s right. I practice writing through my blogs. And I can say that it has improved my writing –by a notch.
I’ve been blogging for close to 3 years. It was born the same time my youngest daughter was. My blog evolved from an online diary for my daughter into something more personal. Today, it contains my musings on blogging, technology, journalism, and recently, politics (since I cover the elections).
The INQUIRER.net blogs network aims to be not just ANY blog network. Through this new tool, we hope make news your news too. And as Joey says, we want to show how today’s technology can keep the conversation going. Happy birthday INQUIRER.net blogs!!!
By the way, INQUIRER.net is currently co-convenor of Media Nation, a gathering of different news organizations in the Philippines.
Here are some fresh video clips uploaded by Joey from Clark.
First clip features Mario Taguiwalo giving his opening remarks at the Media Nation
Here’s Ky Johnson, deputy representative of The Asia Foundation, at Media Nation: MN4.1.