Never take yourself too seriously - part 2  

TakesTeatsStood 50M
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5/15/2005 8:08 pm

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Never take yourself too seriously - part 2

This was originally going to be just a comment in my previous post but I decided to let it stand on its own as my 100th post.

I am sure most of you know that it was [blog Mysticwriter88] that I was referring to in my previous post. For those that missed it - the short of it is he talked about bloggers fishing for comments and acting like class clowns.

After several comments from the blogging community, he came back with a reply stating that he was referring to keithcancook's comment that due to the new way you can only get one comment per blog entry he was frustrated.

Since then he has posted a few more comments stating that he wants the young bloggers to rise up and become more active and, the way I read it, put the 'older' bloggers in their place. <cough> I have never ever looked at the age of a blogger and thought there should be less of one group or more of another, if you have a good blog then what should your age matter?

I am going to post my comments about said writer here and then attempt to ignore him for a good long while, frankly I doubt if I will succeed - lol.

Here is a statement from his latest post:

"Who gives a two bit flying fu** if you can only post a certain number of comments per person on each blog. Most of you write several hundred blogs a month and several blogs a day. You pharm comments and popularity, and absolutely nothing more."

He stated earlier that one reason people blog is to get to know each other.... this CAN take the form or a dialogue within certain blob posts. I have a post by [blog tkwswing] marked because they had written about one post they had that was a running story where people helped them add to it. Of course that is no longer possible with the 'one comment' rule (which I still maintain is a mistake and will be fixed).

As to writing several hundred blogs a month.... errrrr - doubtful. My next post (on tattoos) is my 101st. And since I am one of the more active bloggers I would expect to be one of those '100 or more' blogs a month people - for someone who talks abvout facts and accuracy he sure is off the mark on that one.

I am also annoyed with his rants on lack of passion and writing, yet he has many many grammatical errors in his writing. Do I have them? Sure, but, for the most part I don't complain about other's mistakes since I am guilty of the same.

I would suggest that [blog Mysticwriter88] stick with his research and thoughts on sex and not worry so much about being critical of others choice of blog topics. And unlike him I will not 'ban' users that I dont' agree with from my blog (he stated in one of his posts that he does this and I see keithcancook's comment to him has been removed). I only posted this original post because Mysticwriter88's post on 5/13 titled "It is becoming a total JOKE..." rubbed me the wrong way.

I think everyone should be able to blog however they like, the one exception I guess for me would be a person whose sole purpose in blogging is to attack other bloggers. Which is why I am telling myself to forget this silly debate and move on.

Age should not make a difference as to how you are looked at in the blogging community. And more than the complaining about people trying to elicit comments, Mysticwriter88's blog entitles "A call to arms" was totally over the top - ending with this phrase:

"The young of this world need to show the older generation once and for all; that they can in fact be “very easily” replaced. They can not fight your young and creative mind; they can not match your intelligence. A very “select” few of them can, but they are indeed just a “few.” "

Give me a break - you sir have now alienated yourself from a large portion of the blogging community. I doubt you will find one 'older generation' blogger who is out knocking the 'younger generation' in the way you just did.

btw - if you would like to read and comment on a blogger asking WHY the average age of the bloggers seems 'older' - check out [blog 100words] blog - she points out the age issue without insulting people.


5/16/2005 5:42 am

Very well writen Nick ,now I hope that we have cleared up matters , and we can leave him to his ummm fantasies and get on with enjoying blogland once more. Everyone should be inter mixing, no matter our age, I really think your post on giving recognizing the new bloggers was a good idea.

PailsDiverHonks 55F

5/16/2005 6:09 am

Oh man...What ever happened to “respect” your elders?

TakesTeatsStood 50M
505 posts
5/16/2005 7:19 am

fyi.... mystic has apparently removed some of his own posts (such as the 'call to arms') - rest assumed they were there when I wrote this blog entry last night.

rm_bluegenes51 56M
245 posts
5/16/2005 9:19 am

TY postingnick.. I was tempted to write a response to the person you refer to in a negative way in this post. I did not want to draw further attention to his "writings". Many of his posts are put up two or three times, either in the original form, or two of them joined together, etc.
I am not entirely sure why, put 95% of his "writings" rub me the wrong way.

LickMe5X 52F
41 posts
5/16/2005 10:16 am

It would be TERRIBLY mean spirited to post on his "competitors's" blogs to knock him out of the top ten, so I am not suggesting that.

rm_tkwswing 51M/49F
114 posts
5/16/2005 8:29 pm

Thank you for this post! It annoys me to no end that not only is he immature, but incapable of handling the comments made as a rebuttal to his "Way to funny" (which he spelled too wrong!) post. You know, the one where herded us all into the "Liars and Negative Attention Seeker" group. He has removed that post along with the one you mention above from his blog. We were waiting for his response when "poof" was gone! Hmmm...wonder why?

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
5/17/2005 7:53 am

Hopefully it is because he also wants this episode to pass. I hate that my essay had to be taken off, I put much thought into it. But it is better to put this in a box and leave it there.

I have a box with a broken latch...we can use that one.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
10/12/2005 9:21 pm

Oy, deep diving thru this ONE COMMENT controversy has been rather interesting.

I'm glad it's over though. And look what happened afterward. PostingNick has left blogging, made a brief reappearance and then promptly went underground again.

Well, maybe not underground. That is where I am right now.

Anyway, if ya ever check yer basement again postingnick, here's a hello from an old friend...


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