New bloggers group creates controversy.

The Association of Bloggers – representing who?

From Melvin Tan’s blog:

A newly formed local bloggers’ organisation is now in place.

Named the Association of Bloggers (Singapore), it officially received the stamp of approval from the Registrar of Societies on 16 January 2009 and was featured in TODAY three days later.

Ever since the publicity, nearly all was quiet within the blogsphere outside the blogs of its founder members promoting the birth of this new entity and where the quarters stirred, the news did not appear to be well-received.

Although too early to conclude, the flak it has drawn this far does not mark a positive start for the fledging group, just when they appear to look forward to harnessing more support from the very fragmented and individualistic blogsphere.

Read the full article on Melvin’s blog here.

Other blog entries on the issue:

Nowhere: Current Affairs: Association of Bloggers Singapore

JiaLat: Sorry, Association of what?

Holly Jean: The Association of Bloggers. What’s in it for ME?

Anonymous X: 5 top reasons for not joining Association of Bloggers (Singapore)