Blogging is like…

Blogging is like playing Sid Meier’s Civilization, at first you start at something small, manage your resources (ideas, contents, topics), take care of your Cities and Citizens (your blog and readers) to make it grow by giving that what they want luxuries, food (info, tips, news) but somehow your cities ( your blog) also need security that’s why you have to make a defensive unit for it’s protection (spam-blockers, plugins) to make a very successful city (blog) in the long run. It takes time and effort to make it to the top. So if you agitated that your city (blog) isn’t growing, don’t fret maybe you need to trade with other civilizations (linking to relevant blogs, articles, posts) or maybe issue a trade embargo to other civilizations (stop linking to splogs or spam blogs) and yes you have to establish an embassy to other civilizations (commenting on blogs and establishing a communication with the blogger) and you have to balance your resources, luxuries and also your tax and science (researching on the topics that you would post) all this is hard work on the first hundred of years as you build roads, irrigation, mines to work make your city a top class city.

That’s Why I think blogging is like playing Sid Meier’s Civilization. The aspect of the game itself is building a civilization to stand the test of time and that should be your motto in blogging. You build a blog to stand the test of time.

Originally posted on November 26, 2007 @ 7:00 am