Pak Lah responded the next day with this speech:
Anyway, that dream has now become a nightmare.
Over the next few months I spent a lot of time writing: writing all sorts of articles, from jokes, to management, and knowledge and social problems, and of course politics. I do not yet have the traffic meter and so I did not know how many visited my blogsite.
In July 2005 I learned to install the traffic meter Addfreestats and it is then that I began to observe the daily visitors. I keep track the records of the traffic in an excel worksheet and till today I still monitor them (I don't know for what reason).
The funny thing is, we bloggers write for nothing, not a penny, and I actually started writing on blogs for the fun of it and also to amuse myself. How then did the traffic thing becomes an issue? Hahaha! That's social phenomena! That's the phenomena that drives the blogsphere and bloggers and even Dr Mahathir loves his traffic.
Disillussion, I wrote in my blog: "I QUIT"! That did not last; there was this fello blogger Howsy who clamoured and plead that I continue. He even got a few others (Desiderate, Lucia Lai and many others) to penned at the comment space to encourage me to continue. I was truly appreciative and motivated to continue. The rest is history!
Today, I also wish to plead to all others to show moral support to fellow blogger Avatar. I think all bloggers need to assist the newbies and help promote blogging in this cyberspace. Avatar is a great writer. He writes a lot about book reading skills, financial philosophies and is an accountant by profession. Let's go and visit his blog and give him some encouragement.
The beauty of the blogsphere is that bloggers may not have met each other and neither have they had any prior connections or relationship. We may not know each others color or creed or wealth position, but we become friends in this cyber space and we communicate often. Some who do not have blogs but would spent time to communicate and share their thoughts at the comment space. I have great appreciations to many of them.
Last but not the least, thanks to all the visitors to my blog and in particular to all those who spent their time to share their thoughts and opinions at the commenters. Thank you all!