I’ve always been a big reader of what people on the net have to say about issues regarding cricket, but i have never really considered, nor known how to create my own blog so that people can look and read what i have to say. To me, that’s a pretty good feeling. The blog medium is a good way to connect with people without actually contacting each other. And when you can sit down, and write something that you think might interest some people with the same interests as you, it gives you more motive to continue blogging. For me, i targeted an audience of any age, that had a specific interest in Cricket, the issues surrounding Cricket, and where the game is heading in the future. I’m Confident in my own knowledge of the game, that i can inform followers on what’s good and bad for the game.
Having played the game at high levels throughout my childhood, i came to respect the game more and more, as i continued to make it through to higher levels. The quality of cricketers as you advance in levels of competition, gives you an understanding that those players that stand out there in the field for five days at a time are the cream of the crop of your sport, which is fascinating because Cricket is possibly the hardest popular sport to reach the ultimate level. Think about it, there are 24million people in Australia and only Eleven are selected. Or better yet, there are 1.5 billion people in India, and only Eleven get to play.
That’s what excited me about cricket, the prestigious nature of the game. I found that while i blogged, the most popular blogs were the ones that contained photo’s and video’s because i just think that this is how people nowadays successfully and elaborately connect certain material over the internet, via images and uploads. As they say, action speaks louder than words, and in terms of this Blog, that may or may not be true, as the textual blogs are valid forms of criticism and information. I found that through dividing the blog into a timeline, i was able to allow the audience to keep up chronologically and give them an idea of how the game is progressing in a natural sense, as well as a digestive sense.
Furthermore, the ways in which the linking of sources are expanding across the web gives a fair indication that if you show an image and write your own text, the chances are that someone is going to read your blog faster than they would have pre-web2.0. This means that the connectivity between internet users and bloggers will continue to expand, lending a hand to help people voice their own opinion, rather than taking what the press and the tabloids say as the absolute for of information.
If you have a voice, let it be heard.