After reading about the formation of official (unofficial), protem (pretend) Association of Bloggers (Singapore), I was not sure whether to laugh or cry. Needless to say, I was not part of the invitee list to this esteemed association of the best-of-the-best by invitation-only grouping.
An unfashionable blog such as mine would be a disgrace to the association that strives to “educate bloggers and improve the quality of blogs” and to “show everyone that the new media is also a reliable source of information”. I have no argument with that as my blog is neither reputable nor reliable. But surely the super sexy and noted fluff blogger Holly Jean deserves to be in? Of course not!! She may blog about the same crap as the association members but she is too gorgeous for this grouping of toads.
According to their decrepit and near-fossilized president (I should say OUR blog president), this formation will “engage the Government in discussions on its policies and help shape Singapore, making it a better place to live and work.”
Answer: she was busy promoting air shows and conducting photography contests.
Being an equal opportunist basher, I shall shift attention to the Vice President (Membership) of the association, Mr Darryl Kang or more widely known as DK.
“VP of Membership”, now that’s a lofty title. Such an office requires an impartial individual who is wiling to reach across the pond and embrace bloggers of all types. Aren’t you all glad to know that he has busied himself with “searching for other like minded bloggers”?
If the association is filled with like-minded individuals then there is really no need for his other lofty goal of “dispute resolution” as he put it in his blog. I also feel all warm and cosy inside knowing that the dispute mediator is a scorned former founder of ping.sg who was complaining about being left out of the “in-group”, didn’t receive ping award, stirred up a big fuss, left in a huff and puff and decided to form his own little own group. “Take that Ping.sg!” It’s all nicely catalogued here.
On a serious end note: its troubling that these days representative associations form like fly by night operations with little credibility nor accountability. These bloggers that claim to represent the whole are nothing more than sponsor- and ad- chasing fame-whores that seek to exploit the mass to amass some cash.