This is about the paradox that I face regarding my JOB/Campus related blog at The Nameless Blog. The above blog is started in last December, while preparing for job, out of frustation on the "lack of quality information on preparation of job", and their distributed nature. Whenever there are some information, they came with equally heavy dose of pervasive ads, in the cost of more-than-required-numbers-of-clicks. There are some very nice yahoo groups for questions asked by various companies, at various institutes across India (yeps ... my blog is just aimed to cater the Indian jobless ... sorry for that ... no idea about the processes and needs of guyz at other countries), at different stages of selections process. But those information are too random, un-ordered, and doesn't have any presentation component.
So while starting my blog, my aim was simple, to have an organized, nicely-sorted, ok-type-presented, without any pervasive ads, few-click and quality blog on the various facets of campus/job related information. Luckily many of my tasks are automatically simplified after discovery of huge pile of information on placements on KGP LAN, almost sorted, but distributed. Thanx P2P network DC++ which is the lifeline of IITKGP, using which you can obtain all the material shared by 400 users by just one search within seconds. So I started searching, add newly discovered information to my old database, and with passage of time now I my database contains 222 MBA of informing spanning across 600 folders, 4000 file of hard-disk of my poor-old-hcl pc.
My aim is simple, to put those information into my blog in a coherent manner, adhering to the standard that i have planned while starting my blog. And recent flagging of my blog as spammy by blogger is yet another blow to my effort, I just can't dare to post apparently spammy, but really usefull posts as frequently as i want. No doubt the flagging got turned off after i mailed to blogger, but still i just don't feel like posting moree than one post a day.
Thus came the paradox, with such huge pile of semi-sorted information i am interested to post to my blog, and such slow the process of compiling and posting it, it may take years to completely post all those posts. Distribution of materials in varied formats ranging from text, pdf, html, rtf, docs, images, and source code in various languages poses yet another problem of presentation; to present in a format-indepedent uniform-and-coherent presentation. By the way what is the point of having a blog with poor presentation, it will become yet-another-site on job related inforamtion, not the best-of-best amongst them. Quality demands extra effort and pays a lots more, and i am obessed with quality. Posting images to blogger is not a very convienient, and separating texts and images in documents rich in both contents are also not very easy to present in a nice way.
In the face of choice between quality and quantity, i will choose the former one, because by posting information not likely to be found in other popular sites, i am actually adding extra information to the cyber-space, and enriching it, and quality pays well. The target of 222MB is a big one, but i am determined to achieve it, and why shouldn't i do it, when my strange hobby of collecting and presenting stuffs is going to be helpfull to some needy-one ?????