my experience on the NDP moblog
| have the objectives of the NDP blog-for-a-cause
technical and support issues
| what Real Bloggers think about the NDP blog
was generally Great FUN!
I had a great time. The moblog was an opportunity to share the wonderful
wild people I have met, and the fascinating wild places I visit. I was
also hoping there would be discussions on nature issues among both oldtimers
and newcomers to nature. With everyone sharing views and learning from
Just learning more about my wild friends
has been wonderful. I realise now that I am priviledged to be in the company
of people so full of heart and spirit.
It also gave me a great excuse to visit many of our
lovely parks and share what I saw. Something I've always wanted to
do but never found the reason to. It was fun to be able to upload pictures
immediately of these and other marvelous places that I visited.
And chatting with everyone who dropped a comment was most rewarding.
THANK YOU everyone!
I am deeply touched by the wonderful support from friends, new and old.
Your encouraging words and joyful participation kept me going. I thank
you all, each and every one.
Many people contributed valuable viewpoints and information to the blog,
adding depth to the entries. These have been downloaded to the web version
so others can continue to enjoy and learn from these entries.
In particular, I would like to thank yman for sharing many delightful
and informative comments; and otterman and grayowl for sharing
stories about almost every person featured on the moblog; voyager,
himawari and kklow14 for almost daily entries that added
colour to the events and entries (I especially appreciate their creative
efforts to distract in the "your wild guess" section :-); and
many others who contributed personal thoughts about the wild people and
HostSara gave great support, by entering comments, and trying to
generate chat room sessions. Other bloggers were also very supportive,
and I am especially glad to have met EckKheng who has really helped
me get through this moblog period. Yoke Ching was as helpful as
she could be and put up with lots of irritating comments and questions.
Every day is National Day!
Our cause has been going on way before the blog, and will continue long
after. To us, EVERY DAY is National Day :-) We never cease celebrating
our nation's wondrous natural treasures.
Everything we wild people do is about winning hearts for the generations
If the blog gave Singaporans a glimpse of our wild places and succeeded
in turning hearts towards appreciating them, I feel well rewarded.
In the spirit of constructive suggestions to improve the moblog, I
have outlined some of the serious technical
and support issues I faced, and my disconcertions with the blog-for-a-cause
competition as it developed. Have the objectives
of the NDP blog-for-a-cause been met?. I have documented these on
the web version of the blog in the hope that these issues can be dealt
with and improved for the next moblog.
(Written 30 Aug 04)