Real Bloggers Want An Identity
I’ve seen my share of splogs–spam blogs that repurpose content written by others for the express purpose of attracting eyeballs to advertising of their choosing. The technology that makes it easy to follow blogs–namely RSS feeds–make it extremely easy for people of nefarious means to set these spam blogs up.
Ken Camp talks about VoIP splogs and makes an important point to be wary of the anonymous. While there is nothing inherently wrong with being anonymous–I think the right to be anonymous when you need to is important–the fact is, most of us who are blogging want people to know who we are. Most of us are attention whores to some extent and wouldn’t have it any other way.
While I do spend a lot of time talking about VoIP on my blog, I make a point of blogging about non-VoIP things. I make a point of mentioning other topics, even downright personal ones. Why? Because I want people to get a better sense of me and who I am. If it messes with the sploggers–which it likely will–even better.