Dilemma of a Bloggernoulist

For starters, there is no such term as 'Bloggernoulist'. I'm sure everyone knows that already (including 'Blogger' which indicates it as an error with the red curvy underline. Interestingly, 'Blogger' is also not a recognizable word).

After the initial rambling, I now continue writing yet another wayward post.

Three months into India's top Journo school, we now begin our 'Stream Work' i.e. specialization. I'm in New Media and we started off week one with creating a blog . This is strictly for class assignments, not for my random ramblings. The purpose of this blog is to follow a developing news story by means of RSS feeds from various news websites and writing a 500 word report. Two reports infact. Guess what I chose? YES! FORMULA ONE.

Here is the catch. We need to write our drafts, mail it to the professor in-charge and after he approves what we've written, the content goes on the blog. Now this leaves me completely bewildered.

What is the point of having a blog when there is moderation? A few of us do blog (surprising, considering we are all 'NEW MEDIA' students) and most people aren't even aware of how to set up an RSS feed. Sigh!

I read something written by someone (on an Orkut Community) that "as a journalist, ignorance can be your greatest virtue". I'm not sure I agree with it. Hail New Media!

It is unnerving that I should take half an hour to sum up this post. But at least, announcing now to my fellow bloggers that 'Hey, I'm back'.

Gone are those days when writing used to be a lot more fun. Thank god for blogging :)

5 Observations:

  1. swati said...:

    welcome back!!
    and do not go missing again!!
    :) Goodday!!

  1. i went to the blog u guys doing..all formula one :P...hope ur prof is a fan of cars to :P....and nice that ur blogging after such long time...dont dare leave again tupid :P...we all miss ya dolls :)..


  1. Renu said...:

    Wow Smriti ! good to see you back:)

  1. k.ø.c.h.ü said...:

    Billions of blistering blue barnacles! What in de world is happening here? First dolls return 2 my post 2 reclaim her "first commentator" status n now de author of one of my best reads "beyond borders" is Actually Posting somethin after ages :) cool cool :-) long since v spoke ha...what 2 do yaar i have "gone nithin" :-(
    i loved de new add on 2 english :) BLOGEST OF BLUCK! Bleep blogging!

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