Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Blogger Clique Theory

The Blogger Clique Theory was proposed by PCH01. It states that bloggers stop blogging when they see their perceived audience (other clique member with Blogging / internetpoints clout) disappearing.

Let A, B, C and D be a group of blogger acquaintances. As long as A, B, C and D mutually interact on a regular basis, there is a constant flow of blog posts on each of their blogs. The moment A, B and C get their offer letter, frequency of respective blog posts wanes and D, with no apparent reason to stop posting stops posting.


Associated dynamics:


• If A, B, C, D are a group of bloggers, their frequency, topic, word play and nature of blogging influence each other. If they are a closely knit group, A, B, C and D will share fundae, playlist, reading list, to read list and so forth.

• If A, B, C are bloggers and D is a non-blogging common acquaintance, D will start blogging within a few months of being acquainted to A, B and C. The quality of D’s blog may be superlatively superior or exceedingly inferior to that of the other three.

• D, from the aforementioned inferior case will tend to up the frequency of blog posts, mostly to appear ‘ishtud blogger type’. D’s blog and Tweet history will then correspond. The service provider hosting several D-rated blogs would then suffer a massive blow in subsequent Google PR allotment parties. However, most Ds start on Blogger which Google already owns, explaining the detritus orbiting as you read this.

• D, from the aforementioned superior case will eventually intimidate A, B and C. There will be blog wars, with areas of contention being number of patrons, fan out of posts, flaw detection and the like. If A, B, C, D have monetized their blogs, SEO wars will be waged to gain traffic and hence AdSense revenue.


The virtual world was free from such bewilderment in circa 2006. But free speech seems to have thrived and none is gladder than I am to witness it.

16 comments:

Adithi Gowda said...

Totally agree with the second bullet :)

Praveen said...

Haha. All those corollaries are true...

Akshatha said...

Help me build some more!

Pooja said...

I'm the exception to bullet 2. :P
Loved the makeover!

Merin said...

Hahahaha this is brilliant!
And unfortunately, so true. :P

Purab Roy said...

Adsense eh? lemme know if it generates good revenue, will you?

Akshatha said...

Aye aye. So far, revenue has been rather lean.

Purab Roy said...

Tried any SEO techniques and such?

Akshatha said...

Nah..just an experiment, this one.

halfsigma said...

A and B are friends. A starts blogging. B makes fun of him. A stops blogging. After 3 years, B starts blogging and makes fun of A. A starts blogging again. :P True story.

Good one. :)
Try to expand the entire thing and try for ignobel prize. :D

Akshatha said...

I'm guessing you are A? Who's B? :P

Thank you. And nay, Ignobel level fundae can be put only by you!

halfsigma said...

B is Adhokshaj Bellurkar, my room neighbour. He blogs at http://theflamethrower.in

Akshatha said...

Interesting. Are room allotments alphabetical?

prashant said...

interesting...and well presented.

Dr Shivani Sud Thakur said...

Oh my god...yeh kya tha......jo bhi tha sahi tha !!!1

Akshatha said...

Aye aye, doctor ji. ;)