Saturday, April 4, 2009

POSTING 6 - Questionnaire on Bloggionnaire (SKBP 1023)

Finally, the students of SKBP 1023 are required to complete a survey on blogging and its impact on us. Below are the questions put forward by our lecturers. I have attempted to answer these questions earnestly and hope to carry my views across.

Age: 21

Tutorial Group: Group 1

Lecturer: Assoc. Prof. Datin Dr. Norizan Abdul Razak

Q & A

(1) Do you enjoy blogging? If Yes or No please explain why.
Yes i certainly do because I have come to realise that blogging is the apt spot for a person like me to express my views and opinions frankly. Besides, I am open to comments and love the different ideas proposed by other bloggers.

(2) Based on your experience, what is the benefit of blogging?
To me, blogging has been a wonderful experience throughout my blogging days! Thus, I can hardly see the negative in blogging since I am blinded with the magnificent advantages of blogging. Blogging can be beneficial due to certain reasons such as:

  • Blogging allows one to express his/her views towards a certain topic openly.
  • Blogging improves ones writing skills thanks to the addiction of blogging.
  • Blogging reduces writing apprehension since most bloggers tend to be more welcoming to comments from other bloggers.
  • Blogging expands ones knowledge on various issues (Bloggers tend to be readers too right?)

(3) Do you need more assistance to set up your blog? If yes please explain on what aspect.

Yes as I definitely do not agree that I have mastered every feature available to set up my blog. Hence, I would love to explore more on widgets (web gadgets I assume) to further spice up my space! Furthermore, I would love to explore with the various themes and wallpapers available but dare not attempt to explore right now. I probably would explore further on this once the evaluation of my blog is completed.

(4) Do you have any memorable/favourite topic in your blog? If yes, please list which topic(s).

First and foremost, I would like to let somebody in on the facts that every moment spent with my web log has been memorable and a tale to share! However, there are few interesting topics that still keeps me wondering about, that is; my post 5 on concordance. I am simply impressed with this software and how it can be beneficial to linguist and other language/literature related fields. I am also sure to do a deeper study on this wonderful state-of-the-art.

(5) List 5 advantages of blogging to you.

  • Blogging tend to be a somewhat appropriate 'piece of paper' to jot down simply anything and everything. Hence, it improves ones writing skills due to extensive writing (After all, practice makes perfect right?).
  • Blogging allows enough room for improvement since there will be other bloggers waiting to comment and leave feedbacks.
  • One cannot possibly write without first doing enough reading. Hence, bloggers tend to eventually do a lot of reading from other sources before leaving in their point of view.
  • Blogging can be done in your own pace and in the comfort of your room as well. Hence, bloggers have ample of time to draft out, summarize or paraphrase their writings before publishing it.
  • Blogging is fast, instant and do not require too much procedures before publishing a written material (think about writing your opinion for the newspaper!).

(6) List 5 disadvantages of blogging.

  • Blogging can be done by just anyone which allows opportunity for controversial and offensive subjects to be discussed.
  • Bloggers, especially the young yuppies, tend to use a lot of 'SMS language' while blogging. Hence, there is hardly any space for improvement among these students.
  • Some bloggers tend to hide their true identity which does not reduce writing apprehension but instead increases these crisis.
  • The occurance of plagiarism is higher probably because bloggers tend to write on their own ideas and views without implying copyright conditions.
  • No internet, No blogging. In other words, blogging cannot be done without the help of internet services which makes it simply impossible for those who do not have access to the internet (especially citizens in the rural areas).

(7) Will you continue blogging after the course? If Yes or No please explain why.

Yes I would love to continue blogging even upon the completion of my course for the fact that I have finally discovered the magic of speaking through writing. I believe written words last longer than spoken words and will not fail to post more articles of mine through the aid of my blog.

(8) Do you think that blogging improve your writing?

Yes, to a certain extent.

(9) Do you think that we should continue with the activity of blogging for the next batch of students?

Yes, by all means.

(10) Will you recommend your friend to blog?

Yes and I have already recommended anyway.

(11) Can you teach your friend to set up his or her blog?

Yes, I believe I can.


  1. I certainly agree with you.. written words last longer than spoken words... people i mean next generation and so on can always see our writing right? It's not just simply showing our work to them but we are sharing it with them...

  2. True, Lean. People of the older generation tend to write more when compared to people of the current generation. This is probably because the usage of mobile, SMS and online chat hardly existed. Hence, they were better writers as the only form of keeping in touch with friends and family was through sending mails (conventional way and not the electronic mail of course!). Well, my mum is certainly a better writer than I am so that proves it all!

  3. yupe yupe.. u know, it's so much fun when i read my posting from 2 to 3 years back in my personal blog. so much memories

  4. Oww... I would love to read those writings of yours too! Could you send me the url to your personal blog. I may stop by someday..