I was asked yesterday shouldn't I be concentrating on more important things than blogging and the commentator noted that nowadays since many people carry laptops and he raised the the possibility that I was blogging during office hours when I should be working? Questions like these are defining moments. To me, it does raise a very fundamental issue as to whether I should continue this blogsite. The original reason this blogsite started was an advertising space for me to let people know what new stuffs have been put up on my main library, www.bruneiresources.com.
Eventually I found that it was easier for me to put up information about Brunei which are written in a more informal way on this blogsite. So this blogsite became a parallel site to the main website. For some reason, I can't quite comprehend, the readership grew from a handful of family members and friends (1 a day when I started (my faithful spouse)) to the monster it has become today (averaging 600+ a day). So far I have continued doing it as I consider it as a public service for me to let Bruneians know more about Brunei - I look at it as my contribution and a payback to what the country has done for me over the years. I am not out for fame (that's the reason for being annonymous) but whatever fame this website gets I hope is all for the better so that we can reach more Bruneians out there.
Oh yes, and I don't blog during office hours even though I carry a laptop. The volume of work I do does not give me the time to indulge in blogging. In most cases I also chair meetings so the possiblity of blogging when chairing meetings will prove quite impossible even though I have never tried it yet. I am sacrificing my precious spare time in the evenings and early mornings and therefore maintaining a daily Brunei info service is proving quite a challenge and I am seriously thinking of whether it is even worthwhile in the light of yesterday's comments. I have proven that blogging can be done responsibily and that it does not have to degenerate into something unsociable. Maybe I ought to stop there and just shut down one of these days. So don't be surprised if this blogsite just stops. It will just mean that I have run out available precious spare time and no longer find it worthwhile to continue.