It know it feels kind of odd, but lately I have been seriously considering taking a Sabbatical* from YA, from YAP in particular & of course from this blog which all of you know is mainly a YAP Blog.
I said it’s kind of odd because there are days that I am basically out & have no access to a computer or the internet & so of course I can go on without YAPping & blogging about it.
But there are certain days that I am stuck on a desk job & for stretches of time, there is nothing to do but play online games, blog &… you guessed it check out YAP to see if there is something interesting in it, especially during the graveyard hours.
Anyway I just want to know what you guys think of Sabbaticals*.
I also want to know the pros & cons of it. And I also want to know if any of you guys have done it.
*Sabbaticals-any extended period of leave from one’s customary work, esp. for rest, to acquire new skills or training, etc.; to relax, to unwind, to refresh one’s self [dictionary.com]
Anyway, I have been a YAP regular for over a year. And I have been writing up blog posts about YAP for over half a year now.
I have seen & experienced the best & the worst of YAP & the best & the worst of us YAPpers. And I know most of you guys who have been YAPping for some time now, know what I am talking about & even know it firsthand.
Anyway, I have just been to Bopols Blog & I have just read his two blog posts, both of which were real eye openers. I just hope he would write & post more, for I am in the habit of visiting & reading other YAPpers blog posts, if there is really nothing interesting in YAP. Some of which I leave comments on, but most I just read. It’s fun to read. You get to learn a lot of things. I love reading almost as much as I love writing.
Anyway, Bopol’s blogs I have first read about a month ago
& ever since that time I have been hoping to write a blog about it, but haven’t really gotten around to doing it, well at least I wrote partially about it today anyway.
And as I was saying YAP & even blogging & commenting about YAP has brought up the BEST in YAPpers. And I am not even referring to those whose answers are being selected as BAs. But in how people who haven’t even met each other will take time out & put in much effort to help out somebody who they know almost nothing about.
But on the other hand, as Bopols have pointed out, we also see the WORST in YAPpers as a few are asking questions that they already know the answers to, & they are just waiting to get the answer that they wanted to get & then choose that as the BA, even if logic, common sense, the facts & everything else points to it as being anything but the Best Answer.
Some people ask the most ridiculous of questions, some people gets reported & suspended for the most ridiculous of reasons & lastly some people lie just a little bit (even only 5% of the time) to satisfy whatever need they have. Be it to impress someone in particular or other YAPpers in general, or to play a game, to project an image or a personage, to gain lots of friends, or to whatever else reason there is.
And in all these, I can say that YAP (as in YA Philippines) is very much like the Philippines, only its all online. Where we don’t really see each other eye-to-eye but we still get to meet each other, exchange greetings & messages, hang out with one another & even help out one another. We are one big online family. For better or for worse.
So YAP Sabbatical anyone?
YAP Sabbatical Anyone?Posted: August 23, 2008 in Uncategorized