Some fairy-tales ago, Joel sent me an e-mail asking me if I would like to collaborate on a post. Without second thoughts, I said yes. And then he slipped that diamond ring into my finger and promised to take good care of me for as long as I lived. Together, we rode into the sunset knowing that we’re still a better love story than Twilight.
I must’ve been drinking again without even realising it. My bad. *hic*
Alright, in all seriousness, Joel was a senior of mine in high-school. Hence, we find each other’s style of writing to be somewhat attractive and impressive. Yeah, we were pretty much trained to write like a sir back then in school, true story. Therefore, the whole idea of collaborating with each other.
As to how our collaboration works, we’ll appear on each other’s blog as guest-blogger opining on one common topic. And for this very first collabo, we’ve decided to talk on the people’s perception of bloggers as a bunch of freeloaders. Well, without further ado, bring it on, Joel.
Blogging, Not Freeloading
by Joel Wong of www.leonhart90.blogspot.com
Yesterday night, my brother came into my room as I was thinking of a topic to write about. His first reaction was to hit me (cos that's how my brother rolls). And then he looked at my empty Create New Post page and laughed.
I'm kinda mad at how people perceive us bloggers. They see us as these freeloaders who only know how to get free food, free movie screenings, free events, free goodie bags etc. Well, newsflash. We're not freeloaders.
Contrary to popular belief, bloggers aren't sitting at home all the time in their underwear, drinking copious amounts of Mountain Dew and ranting on their blogs.We're actually quite adventurous. Here's a picture of SixthSeal, one of Malaysia's foremost bloggers, trying what is known as sup torpedo.
[Spoiler: it's the reproductive organ of a cow.]
And here is KYspeaks, a popular food blogger, eating insects and enjoying every bite of it.
Still think bloggers are nerds?
Do you know why bloggers are invited to events? We're helping to spread the word about that particular product. For example, an awesomely new, delicious, all you can eat for free restaurant just opened somewhere in PJ. You don't know about this restaurant because a) it's new and b) it just freaking opened. What do you do then? Read the newspapers? Well, they'll take about a month before the article and review is posted up. Word of mouth? How many mouths must the word pass through before you realize the existence of this restaurant? Let's just say, a lot. Twitter and other social media? We practically live there.
Now if you'd excuse me, my freezer is beginning to smell.
And there you have it ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Joel Wong! And oh, don’t forget to check out my take on this issue on his blog - www.leonhart90.blogspot.com. Now if you would excuse me, I need some ice for my juice. Hmm, where’s that damned freezer?
Have any topics/issues/scandals in mind that you wish to see both Joel and myself lambasting on? Don’t hesitate to drop a comment down here or simply send an e-mail to im (at) vincephilosophy.com.