Blog Aggregator or Bloggers Community is utmost important for Blogosphere. Because it works as a junction point for all the blogs of a certain community. One can find out what the other people are thinking or what is the recent trends of their own community from that junction. Besides that, a blog aggregator also inspires people to contribute in blogosphere. Amateur bloggers can improve their blog by the useful comments from the expert bloggers from that community. Also one has the scope to read any fact from different views in different blogs. A blog aggregator actually represents the culture, mentality and opinions of a community.
As a blogger I am only 6 months old and I believe I am still an amateur. Whenever on net, I find a blog by a Bangladeshi origin I am delighted. But it is sure a cumbersome job to search blogs by Bangladeshi origin people. So the first thing that stroke in my brain is to find out any Bangladeshi Bloggers Community. For the last few months I’ve googled for any Bangladeshi Blog Aggregator but I found nothing! There is no community for Bangladeshi Bloggers or aggregation of Bangladeshi Blogs! I’ve found a name of Bangladeshi blog aggregator from Hasin’s blog, but for some reason it is not alive now. So the research result is “WE DON’T HAVE ANY ACTUAL BLOGGERS COMMUNITY OR BLOG AGGREGATOR FOR THE BLOGS MAINTAINED OR CREATED BY BANGLADESHI ORIGIN BLOGGERS”.
Well some will mention that there are communities in SomwhereinBlog or Sachalayatan. But they host only their blogs. Many Bangladeshi have their blogs in Blogspot, WordPress, Livejournal, Typepad and in many more places. Also several bloggers host their blog in own servers. How do we got them all within our touch? Whatever I know, several steps are taken previously but all are private (more precisely personal) endeavours. A Bloggers Community or Blog Directory for a nation can’t be maintained personally. It requires groups of trained people. I assume that there are more than thousand of blogs in blogosphere maintained by Bangladeshi origins. How can it be handled personally? It must required properly trained tech-people.
So why don’t the IT companies of Bangladesh take the initiatives? They can recruit man power, they can maintain the site. Well the obvious question is what’ll be their profit by doing this. One way could be displaying advertises on that site. But I don’t think that they have to go for that. Because SomwhereinBlog or Sachalayatan are hosting so many blogs without showing any advertisements.
IndiBlogger could be an appropriate model. Almost every Indian blogs have been included in this site (as far as I know). I can propose some features for the Bangladesi Bloggers Community:
- Any Bangladeshi origin can submit their blog.
- Front page will display the latest posts from the member’s blogs.
- Also there will be a small window in front page depicting who’ve joined recently.
- A directory tab, where all the blogs are listed according to the most viewed and/or popularity and/or alphabetic order.
- A tab for notice board, where all the upcoming events will be announced. (If we create a community we must have some events to perform ain’t we?)
- The most important is the search option. Search option can be subdivided by in several options like – search by bloggers’ name, search by category, search by tag, search by bloggers’ location etc.
- RSS feed must be present there.
At the first place I mentioned that I am an amateur. So an IT professional can make better and more suggestions than mine. Can’t we take the initiative to create such a blog directory for our Bangladeshi bloggers? I am looking to the future to see this idea working.