"Burly" - with a strong, heavy body; sturdy
"Buxom" - plump and healthy-looking; busty
(Two adjectives used to describe people or characters in a novel. As a writer I'm always looking for new words to describe my characters)
The Blogger team chooses certain blogs each week, which they deem worthy of recognition; worthy of becoming 'Blog of Note.'
I don't know what the requirements and qualifications are in order to be merited a Blog of Note. I must admit that I'm occasionally left bemused how certain blogs manage to 'pull it off'. Others do have interesting designs and layouts, possessing some worthwhile content. But with the mix of good and mediocre, I sometimes wonder if the whole Blog of Note thing is entirely random. I imagine a buxom receptionist somewhere in the Blogger offices clicking on "Next blog" and electing it as the day's Blog of Note.
Whatever it is, those who are labelled with this award experience an increase in visitors, comments and followers. In turn, they also have the option of getting to know other bloggers who were directed to them. They are able to develop a more burly blog.
Blog of Note has become the Holy Grail of blogging, the object of desire, the hope and motivation of aspiring bloggers. I regularly congratulate those who have received the Blog of Note, and notice the comments of others who genuinely seem happy that recipients have been recognised, yet occasionally express the hope that they too, will someday obtain the Holy Grail.
Yet I'm sure 99% of people didn't set out with opening a new blog just to achieve Blog of Note status. If so, what would be the point of continuing? Some do it to keep in touch with family members dotted around the world. Some desire to make new friends. Others are passionate in their careers and want the world to see and share their interest. Yet others will make money out of blogging. And some may blog about certain issues and campaigns they may be promoting, to enable their voices to be heard. There is also the possibility of being noticed and invited to write for other blogs or websites, perhaps earning a little money or new-found fame in the process.
As for Blog of Note, I'm not too overparticular about it. I'm sure it would be terribly exciting to sign in and discover Blog of Note assigned to *Our home called Kuantan*, but I'm also getting along just fine without it.
What is your motivation in writing a blog?