Now everyone blogs, including Tun Dr. M

I have often said that the prospect of making money from blogs in Malaysia is very bright. Bloggers have a totally new image which is much more respectable and acceptable. (credible or not, that’s another question)

Just today, I was at the DAP’s official opening of their service centre in my area. While hanging around, waiting for the Chief Minister to arrive (the Penang CM is also the State Assemblyman of my area), all the people there were talking about what they just read from this blog, that blog and so on.

Gone were the days when they relied on printed media which came one day later. Now, the politicians blog direct from the Parliament and the regular Joe and Jane rely of these blogs for news.

So, if you are still not convince that blog is the new black, I do not know what else can convince you. Even our former Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir blogs. His blog url use his nickname Che Det. The domain name is but Tun M blog is hosted on blogger.

Are you working hard on your blog to attract local advertisers yet? From my experience, I usually make my blog either for local Malaysian readers or I cater it for international traffic. Both cannot be lumped into one because if we do that, we lose out from both ends.

Local ads income are getting much better but local advertisers want a blog that has Malaysian traffic and Malaysian flavour.

International surfers will not be able to relate to our blog if we ‘Malaysian-ised’ our blog. So, what I do is to seperate my blogs. Even for my recipes and food blogs, I am beginning to slice them, re-dress them and ‘cook ‘ them for different tastebuds.

Blog is the new black. Start working on it now because the prospect of making money from them is bright. Think of your blog as a magazine with lots of ad spaces for rental.

Post Author: lilian

5 thoughts on “Now everyone blogs, including Tun Dr. M


    (May 2, 2008 - 10:07 pm)

    I was thinking about the same topic earlier today on whether to segregate my content into Malaysian and International. I agree with what you say. Sometimes also when catering to local readers, we tend to write in a different manner. A Malaysian blog for example will see a more casual language being used with plenty of lahs and what not.

    However, I have decided to bunch it all together and segregate within a single blog (I currently have two as of May 1st) because I don’t reckon I’d be able to handle the workload just yet. It is a good idea to start separating the posts according to market from an early stage to avoid having to dig up all the past articles at a later stage especially when you’ve gone and written hundreds of them.


    (May 6, 2008 - 8:24 pm)

    When you say separate them for Malaysian readers and International readers, do you mean by having two different blogs altogether?


    (May 7, 2008 - 5:04 pm)

    I already visit chedet blog. Its still new. But i hope all blogger will update their blog. So far, not all people can fly. RIght now, all people have blog even my father!


    (May 10, 2008 - 2:26 am)

    ha..ha now everyone can blog. no one can stop us to express what we think of and what we want to write. Tun M blog, wow thousand comment per post, but penat sikitla coz terpaksa tulis dalam 2 bahasa artikel yg sama.


    (June 24, 2008 - 6:18 pm)

    What next? All our blogs will be stopped by another administrator. Why? Isnt it the same when we blog and Tun Mahathir blogs? If you like to read it then visit his site otherwise keep quiet and mind your own business. When Tun Mahathir speaks up at the very least he is keeping us Malaysian’s awake of the political issue’s in Malaysia. Sad to say that our current Pak Lah has done nothing much except to get another wife and enjoy life while our economy in Malaysia starts to crumble. Hats off to Tun. Thank you Tun.

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