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Blog // Travel
March 27, 2007

Is this a Hong Kong Blog?

It’s a question that been on my mind lately. Some blogs proudly display their awards for regional excellence or participation in some selective list of “top 100” blogs. That sort of thing is fine and good, I suppose, but awards and rankings are not my part of my blogging goals. What does interest me, when […]

It’s a question that been on my mind lately.

Some blogs proudly display their awards for regional excellence or participation in some selective list of “top 100” blogs. That sort of thing is fine and good, I suppose, but awards and rankings are not my part of my blogging goals.

What does interest me, when I check my blog stats and incoming links, is how little Hong Kong traffic this site attracts. Granted my interests are not exclusively focussed on this region, taking in a variety of issues and global concerns, but I do always blog with my current location as a reference point.

Interestingly, The Hong Kong Arts Festival has been a focus of my location-specific blogging, but according to Technorati, it has generated little buzz amongst other bloggers.

It’s not that there aren’t “issues” with the city that I could blog about – pollution, news-media, harbour reclamation and the Commerce is God mentality come to mind. But, truth be told, I just don’t want to be another whinging ex-pat; there’s enough of those already.

Compared to living in Delhi, Hong Kong is a safe and easy place to be. That makes it hard to be generous with the ex-pats who want to complain about every inconvenience, real or imagined.

It’s a point where I’ve made a conscious decision, not just about blogging, but about how to approach to life. Does that make this blog less interesting to other Hong Kong readers? I just don’t know.

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