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Stupid "Asshat" Bloggers
Stupid "Asshat" Bloggers
I can't stand bloggers.
You might be shaking your head, wondering why I'm saying something like this in my blog. The fact that I'm writing something in a blog format doesn't make me a blogger. Call me an elitist, but I firmly believe that I'm a writer, and not a blogger. Care to know the difference?
A lot of you are going to say that you think bloggers are the people who write self-indulgent rambling diary-type entries. People who bitch about someone at their work that drives them nuts, about something their boyfriend did that pissed them off, or even just about what a crappy day they had. Those people aren't bloggers. Those are regular people blowing off steam. People that are scribbling in an electronic journal, semi-aware that there might be random people reading their shit or an ex collecting ammo.
No ... a blogger is a wanna-be Daily Show writer. A former class clown who was willing to do anything to disrupt the class to get the other students' attention. A blogger is someone who will take a tired joke and run it into the ground like Jay Leno and his geriatric shit. A blogger attaches pictures to a lame post called "Revelations," which has all the syntax and idiom of a What I Did on My Summer Vacation essay.
Sometimes bloggers don't so much as write as they spout toxic waste in the form of non-organized words and cryptic sentences having no purpose but to beg for attention. This type of asshat doesn't believe in reading anyone else's blog unless it's reciprocated. He gets more excited over his ranking than having quality responses. This blogger could give two flying fucks about anyone other than the alter-ego that created him, but will put on a damn good show that alleges "caring is what we do" and "reciting my entry tells me that you care!"
Then there's this study in forensic psychiatry: Another day with the online persona of a sleazoid used car salesman. More than a few of these megalomaniacs will create second and third profiles to create the illusion of a movement dedicated to He. A retarded cult of personality that seems more Rupert Pupkin in Scorcese's King of Comedy than Dr. Drew on that erectile dysfunction ad.
Rupert Pupkin: I'm gonna work 50 times harder, and I'm gonna be 50 times more famous than you.
Jerry Langford: Then you're gonna have idiots like you plaguing your life!
This freak is obsessed with being number one on the Active Blogs list. However, when he confronts his limitations - most often a real vocabulary, proper spelling and something interesting to say - he's given no satisfaction and even fewer viewers. He does not give up, however, then persists in stalking other bloggers now, until he gets them to read and post a few comments. Eventually he must team up with that psychotic his-blog-obsessed faux-friend IdiotGurl to validate the blogger in hopes of finally getting to perform fellatiio on himself.
Well, fuck that nonsense.
I'm back to writing for myself and the people who care to read what I ramble about. Am I a good blogger? FUCK NO. But that's because I'm not a blogger. I actually give a shit about what I have to say. Not everything is a joke to me. Do I care whether or not my readers comment? Yes and no. I get very excited to see people respond to something, to see that a piece that I wrote made the wheels in their brains turn, made them want to express their thoughts and feelings. That part of it makes me very happy. But do I need to see 100 comments and/or kudos? No. Other people might get a hard-on from seeing their comment section be treated like a forum, but that just doesn't do it for me.
I know that I have readers even if they never comment. Some send me emails, some request me as a friend. The number of subscribers that I have very rarely goes down, if anything, it usually goes up. My blog views have a steady, satisfying count whenever I post something. I'm through bitching about feedback and whatnot. I know you're there, I know you're reading, and I'm overjoyed just with that.
I'm proud that I'm not a blogger. I'm proud that people don't always agree with what I have to say because it shows that they actually read what I wrote. I'm proud that people tell me I'm too verbose for them and that they skim and get bored (hey, it weeds out the dummies). I'm proud that at the end of it all, I have a point, and I don't feel dirty for wasting a bunch of people's time with nothing but trite bullshit.
That's me. That's my style. If you like it, you'll read it. If you don't... I know a few dozen other people you might like. They'll be more than happy to pander away to you. It all boils down to a question of personal taste. You want Bud Light? Cool. But we only serve Corona here.
6/2/2006 5:42 pm
Style, grammar and spelling aside, you are a blogger if you're writing here.|
So get over your damn self or go sell your novel, screenplay or self-help book if you're so much better than everyone else here.
You sound like an asshat, to quote one of my favorite blogs.
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6/5/2006 6:32 pm
Actually wouldn't "blogger" simply means a person who writes in a blog? whether the materials composed is akin to a columnist's and backed up with references or mindless ramblings about somebody's bitchy mother-in-law, the fact still ramains: you blogged in a blog. Thus, a blogger.|
However, i do understand your point of view. I don't think i'm a typical self-centered blogger either... some things i write are informative, some are pieces, some are just downright ridiculous. But you know what? I know people read these things, and if they really wanted to know me as ME, the person - not just a Sassy blogger - then they can read everything that's right there in their face and learn a hell LOT more about me than what I probably could tell them personally.
You seem to come across more as a journalist - a columnist.... in some ways, i like; in some ways, i don't. Why? the first - you're informative and thorough. the second - it doesn't really give me any insight into the person that YOU are.
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(sorry if that didnt make much sense... im tired and horrifically bored to the point i cant think about anything else but the fact that im so freakin BORED!!! LOL )