BLOGGERS are outraged.
They are shocked and perplexed that popular blogger Xiaxue's blog has been deemed important enough to be included in the National Library Board's (NLB) list of blogs for archival.
Earlier this week, the NLB announced that it was adding 100 local blogs to its archives. Said undergraduate and blogger Melvin Heng, 23: "I don't think it's right.
"They should draw a line on personal blogs and not include this bull****."
He felt that Xiaxue's blog is 'frivolous' as she writes on her personal life and problems.
The controversial blogger, who real name is Wendy Cheng, had previously come under fire for accusing foreign workers of molest at year-end celebration parties. Her entries have also been accused of being too crude - many of them featuring expletives.
Also included in the current list of 11 blogs are sites like Singapore Angle and Yesterday.sg. Most of them comment on local politics and current affairs.
Blogger Cheng Min, 21, said: "It (the blog) should be something that is more meaningful and more worhty."
But others said that no matter how controversial Cheng is, her blog deserved to be archived simply based on her fame alone. The blogger has won numerous blogging awards, such as Best Singapore Blog in the Asiablog Awards in 2003 and Best Asian Blog in the 2005 Weblog Awards.
Miss Cheng, a 23-year-old full-time blogger, told my paper that she felt honoured to be selected. In her usual outright manner, she said: "No matter whether I am controversial or not, I'm still a popular blogger what.
"And just in case I die, people can still read my blog in its entirety."
Blogger Bernadette Yuen, 21, a communications undergraduate, agreed.
She said: "Xiaxue deserves a place in national history. She's a slice of Singapore."