Touching one million hits among bloggers seem to be something to be
celebrated. I was told that most bloggers will congratulate each other
when one of them hits the million mark, and call the one millionaire.
bloggers have described my achieving the million mark within a month of
my first posting as something phenomenal; one even suggested that it
may be a world record of sorts.
I do not know whether it is.
To me, what is more important is that I have managed to generate enough interest to get that kind of traffic in my blog.
It is quite an experience to be a blogger even though I am only a month-old.
as I saw the importance of cyberspace during my tenure as Prime
Minister and hence my commitment to the setting up of Cyberjaya and
pursuing the Multi-media Super Corridor (MSC), I did not envisage that
I would one day be a blogger.
I note that now the government has
recognised the importance of the blogs. It is proposing to have its own
blog. But more importantly the mainstream media are now quoting from
the blog and even dare to write on formerly forbidden subjects.
This is to be expected as many people no longer read the mainstream
papers or watch television. The NST circulation has been reduced to an
average of 135,000 daily including free and discounted copies for
hotels, schools and airlines.
Unless there is instruction to spin news from certain quarters, the mainstream media might become irrelevant.