Posts Tagged ‘Culture Jamming’
There was a point during my latter teenage years where I used to question how seemingly noble services such as Facebook and My Space afford to stay in business, and if they even were businesses for that matter.
Today, I know part of the answer to this multi-dimensional question. This does not, obviously mean that the services provided are not noble. In fact, they have gone a long way in revolutionizing the way we communicate, redefining notions of “real” life.
To the point again. When I started blogging, I had no content. Whatever content I would put up would receive very few views. However, the content, I would make sure would be properly produced. This meant keeping in mind the basics of the english language, structuring, and coherence. Today, about two years after I started blogging, I blog much less, however, my blog receives more and more hits as the months go by without having to do much work. The key word here is content. Today, WordPress’ statistics reveal with relation to my blog, that those posts which receive the most hits are those that are rich in quality and in hot topics in our culture. The most obvious ones are related to the iPhone. Others include Sufi pratices, culture jamming, Fahrenheit 9/11, and the political agendas of the media in Pakistan.
I realize that after a certain point, my content works for me to generate traffic. The effor that I put in my content months ago, has now yielded results. The services that Facebook and My Space provide make it a hot spot for advertisments and other services. A springboard, if you will. While the monetary value of the ideas themselves might be very significant, equally significant is the value of the archive of content. Today, I can put up advertisements on my blog and generate a decent amount of pocket money.
In the end? Content is King. But Quality Content is the Righteous King