Featured Blog #20: Our featured blog needs no introduction. All we can say is, you don't always see three thousand plus comments in a blog post. If you are looking for the hottest, controversial and most entertaining posts, make sure to visit SWN and be one of the readers who gets carried away with heated arguments among commentators.
Blog Name : So, What's News?
Niche : humor/satire (niche talaga )
Blog description: “So, What’s News’ news are news that won’t make you depressed to read the news”.
SWN, is a satirical & fictional news website. Our aim is to inject humor into everyday news to provide respite to readers who have grown weary with mainstream news organization’s partisan, biased and depressing way of presenting the news.
News on this website should not be taken seriously and to be taken with a grain of salt.
About the blogger/Tell us something random about yourself.
I am Stewart, the 31-year-old guy behind SWN. My goal on this blog is actually to spread laughter/humor via putting twists into everyday news, that would hopefully spark conversations and debates. I try to make each post unique and funny but with the understanding that I cannot please everybody. Some may not be into satire while some may dig the humor.
What’s the inspiration behind your blog and how long has it been around?
The inspiration behind my blog is similar to a Humor/Satire blog in the US called The Onion. I would literally laugh while reading articles from their site.
At first they were free, but nowadays, they sadly charge subscription fees for the readers.
I believe that laughter is to be shared to everyone and should be free. This is actually my drive to keep doing what I do. I do not earn from my blog, but the comments from readers telling me that they are laughing finding it funny, as well as sharing them is rewarding enough for me.
SWN was started last September 2011.
How did you get into blogging:
I started blogging during the Geocities-era with a blog called WTF-online. I cannot remember what was covered there already and since its closure, I moved to Blogger and then to Multiply. I wrote anything that was on my mind on those blogs, but on the Multiply side, mostly my dates with my then girlfriend who is now my wife.
What is your favorite blog post and why?
I guess my most favorite was my first post that went viral: "After Anti-Planking, Lawmaker Proposes Anti-Angry Birds Bill."
It made me realize the power of social networking in trying to spread a message. It also taught me to keep on writing for the blog to reach a much broader audience. That is why I try to cover enough topics, be it politics, gadgets, entertainment or sports, but of course injected with humor.
What have you learned from writing in SWN:
This is actually a comment from one of my readers, but it perfectly encapsulates my sentiments: "Satire is a strange thing. We don’t always get it. That’s why we should read it more often. "
Thanks for featuring me on Filipino Bloggers Worldwide. Mabuhay ang Pinoy!