Its The Eye Of The Tiger, Its The Thrill Of The Fight  

AtomicArtist0 46M
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1/28/2006 3:50 pm

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Its The Eye Of The Tiger, Its The Thrill Of The Fight

Isn’t it funny and ironic that on the tail end of Area Blogger Thinks He's Writing For Himself they decide to restructure their system of blog popularity? They’ve done their scientific research, they’ve crunched their numbers and formulated their data and the end result:

I’m not as cool and popular as anyone initially thought. I’ve plummeted down about seventy places on the world chart just as I was nipping at the heels of a few of my favorite Big Dogs. Other folks whom I’ve long surpassed have now skyrocketed ahead of me. They’re Beautiful People now. Rightfully so. That just goes to show you what a friendless, unpopular cocksucker I really am. That’s the lesson they tried to teach me when I was dating The Rich Princess. Why stick with your little group of close friends when a big network of shallow acquaintances will get you everywhere? Network yourself, work the room. Spend a couple minutes with each person at the yacht club gala. Ask about them. Feign interest if you have to. Small groups of friends will get you nowhere, especially if all you know are stupid artists. Why can’t you enjoy nice popular things like gardening and Kelly Clarkson?

High Society has its ways of solving its problems. So does this website. That’s why I’m now living in a small apartment in Seattle and that’s why I’m now 70 places lower than I used to be. That's fine. It'll only produce better writing out of me. I have my way of solving my problems, also. I can get knocked out, dragged down, kicked and tossed into the gutter and I will always come back for the sequel, bigger, badder, and better than I ever was. This holds true with everything I do in life.

I don’t blog everyday. I don’t care to. I wait until I have a good idea…something worth writing about and I only post if I can write it well. I will not compromise and write stupid shit no matter how popular it makes me. If it can make you laugh until your ribs hurt, if it makes you think, if it makes you scared, if it makes you hot, if it strikes a nerve, then I have done my job. Every blog post I’ve ever done so far has been a rare gem. Scroll back and see for yourself. Let me know if you find one that isn’t.

So close friends and casual acquaintances alike comment here, because this is the hip place to be…and if the new system of blog popularity had knocked you down in the tenth round, then lets get up, brush the dirt off our asses, and lets show some punk-ass bitches how this is done.

rm_saintlianna 46F
15466 posts
1/28/2006 7:54 pm

I hate the new system, I will be gone before too long if it keeps up.

caressmewell 54F

1/28/2006 8:09 pm

Your on my watched are all of the other blogs that I enjoy. I wish they would do away with the rating system.

craptoast 40M

1/28/2006 8:14 pm

what is this new rating system? where is this world chart? what the fuck are you people talking about?

i always compromise and write stupid shit and look where it's gotten me.


1/28/2006 8:20 pm

I really don't pay attention to the Blog popularity. Shoot,I just blog when an idea or a thought hits me, I don't have anyone else to talk to...... lol And if you all knew me in person, I babble like a freak!

saddletrampsk 55F

1/28/2006 8:24 pm

I only blog for me and I only read blogs that I enjoy..I don't care who is the most on dude..

havenbliss 44F

1/28/2006 8:45 pm

Change can sometimes be good, but can also be bad. But if it is fucking up the counting system for no damn good reason, that's bad.

Tell em to fuck off! Who cares, lets post, enjoy what we have to say and share with others and the rest of the world can go ahead and do what they please...

oldman1776 79M
3164 posts
1/28/2006 11:37 pm

Great post young man well said.

1023 posts
1/29/2006 5:02 am

LOL! Sil posted my comment as though reading my mind (Sil you a mind reader or somethin?)

Hey Atomic, I post sometimes six times a day and each one of mine is as the snowflake: individual, beautiful, and some natural feeling work of art. I know when you say what you do about that you're not pointing a finger at me, but I feel I still need to explain myself in this regard. My last year resolution was as thus: Crap more times a day than I eat, post more times a day than I crap. so you see, I Blog to live and have a hunger inside me that lives to blog.

Good post as usual Bro!
Where you been lately?
The Elite Room?

skyking412004 54M
5363 posts
1/29/2006 9:37 am

_____I don't understand all the ruckas about ratings, systems, shit. What is this, high school? Oh, Im hurt because Suzie won't let me hang with her and the cool girls! Yikes!!! I would have never started reading the blogs unless BigGirlz turned me on to you, and I could give a crap less about most of them. I have five favorites and all of you make my day better in some small way. Well actually, one of the bloggers posts poems and stuff that's not hers A LOT so I don't read her much. (snore) My "faves" are Atomic Artist, BigGirlz, Tippadee, and HORNYVIKING. Please allow me to use your space here, Atomic, to give my heartfelt thanks to all of you. I appologize for being smarmy.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
1/29/2006 12:21 pm

saint...I'm not sure if I understand the new system enough to hate it...I I know is I have to re-stratigize.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
1/29/2006 12:25 pm

katey...well written, thank you. I do write as I please and try to avoid popular topics and conventional writing. If I can do my own thing and become popular doing it, thats just a nice perk.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
1/29/2006 12:28 pm

caress...I thank you for putting me on my watched list. I'm probably too competitive to want the rating system to go away entirely, but, I know what you mean.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
1/29/2006 12:45 pm order to see how you're doing locally, you can click the "get local" icon. In order to see how popular you are in relation to the rest of the world, you can click on the section that says "most popular bloggers". You'll see the usual gang in the top ten...mzhoney, traveling, caress, etc. but you can click on mre to see the extended version of the list.

I was at about 70th place in the world and climbing and when they restructured the list, I dropped down to about 140. The new structure bases itself on "unique" commenters per month and as I understand it, this detriments those like myself or you (I think) who are happy continously getting comments on every post from their usual gang of steady readers and friends. You need a constant influx of new readers who comment in order for you to climb the ranks. I think this would help many women as they constantly get comments from new guys looking to bust a nut. It'll also keep feuling the folks on the top ten list as new readers keep discovering them because AdultFriendFinder tells them to. So this is the new ranking system as I understand it. maybe I'm wrong about some of the details. Time to stop relying on your little network of stupid friends and start working the room like a bigshot. Feign interest if you have to. You'll never be a rich, popular socialite if you're true to your friends.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
1/29/2006 12:52 pm

hotbothered...I sort of wish I was as carefree as you are about the popularity list. I also write things that come to mind, but I'm sort of manipulative about it and write it only in such a way that will generate the biggest impact and public interest. Thats why I seem to veer away from the everyday cute little musings and observations. it would be so much more freeing if i wasn't so damn competitive about everything i do.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
1/29/2006 12:57 pm

saddle...probably a good policy. I only read the blogs i enjoy as well. that's why I've plummeted. I just didn't network all that well.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
1/29/2006 1:02 pm

haven...Fuck yeah! What you said. Tell them to fuck off! Who cares! Fuck the world! Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! There's an aweful lot of fucking going on and somehow I'm not getting any.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
1/29/2006 1:09 pm

I want what you want but also for myself. I also want to kiss your big white ass. I want the world to bow down at my feet and I want to laugh at all those less fortunate than myself...which should be everybody when you think about it. I know I do.

I think I need a fourth glass of turpintine to chill me out.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
1/29/2006 1:13 pm

oldman...great comment old man. well said. Even after the new structure, you're still the most popular male in WA. Way to show'em how its done, you Big Dog, you!

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
1/29/2006 1:22 pm

viking...I crap once a day at 8:55 am whether I like it or not. its like clockwork and as dependable as a train schedule. Thats why I call it "catching the 8:55" much to the shagrin of my co-workers. What, did you think I'm a crass asshole only in Blogland? my blogging is a little less regular. maybe I need Blogbran flakes.

I wasn't pointing any fingers at you in particular if you post six times a day...I was just saying that i don't. Everyone is different.

and no, I have not been anywhere near the Elite Room lately. I'm still the fighting, anti-establishment, "The Man" dodging, soulful, sociopathic artist you know and love.

craptoast 40M

1/29/2006 2:24 pm

don't you think that's a little overusage of 'crap' in your comment. i know you love me and all, but come on, it's getting embarrassing.

spinmedown 50M
3626 posts
1/29/2006 3:36 pm

The only things I care about are the number of views my posts get and the people who take the time to comment on my blog.

Nothing else matters as much to me. I like to see my words read, and I like to know what my readers think. Those are two of the three reasons that I do it and keep doing it.

I noticed that you visited a while back. And I noticed that you didn't comment on anything. It was nice to see you there, and I'll try to step up the quality of my writing as well. I really enjoy seeing a fellow blogger that I respect visiting my blog.

I almost always get a big kick out of what you write and a bigger kick out of your replies to my comments. That's why I choose to visit you here. Blog it, Bud!

Most people are other people... FUCKING CHARACTER LIMIT!!! ~Oscar Wilde

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
1/29/2006 4:04 pm

skyking...yes, this is an aweful lot like high school and while Suzie and the popular girls didn't let me sit next to them, I want some of the popularity now, god damned it! I wan't to be so popular that I decide what's cool and whats not. I want girls to want me so much that they fight to steal my laundry and sniff my chair after I leave like I...nevermind.

I only have a few fave blogs, too and I'm at the top of my list. HA HA HA HA!

On behalf of BigGirlz, tipadee, Viking and me, we thank you for your continued support.

digdug41 50M

1/29/2006 7:49 pm

hey atomic I dig your blog I have read some of your entries before but sdidnt comment but I'm here now cyaroun the blogs

roaming the cyber streets of blogland

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
1/29/2006 10:28 pm me on don't have to up the quality of your writing style. You've already have it down surprisingly well. The fact that I haven't commented much is my fault, not yours. You're on my watched list and I look forward to more of your work and you can surely look forward to my comments. They will be there.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
1/29/2006 10:46 pm

digdug...this post and the last brought out a lot of quiet lurkers who have been watching me for awhile. if this is the case, then I'm glad it happened. Thanks for commenting and you're always welcome here any time you want to stop by.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
2/1/2006 9:21 pm

biggirlz...lets do it, sis! those punk-ass bitches how its done, that is.

and when I say "it", I mean doing "it".

(Princess Lips)

2/2/2006 8:34 am

the new system will self implode...


AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
2/2/2006 11:45 pm

redlips...its a strange system. I hope this is just temporary, but I am now off the charts. Literally off the chats. I don't exist anymore. about bad.

ArgosPlumyKooky 46F
3902 posts
2/4/2006 11:31 am

what f-ing system? the machine needs to move before there can be any said rhyme or reason to it.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
2/4/2006 4:09 pm

snatch...see my response I left here for craptoast. It explains the new ranking system. It sucks for some of us.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
3/13/2006 12:27 am

ah there ya are again...hidden way back here. way back behind the book shelves where no one can see us. away from prying eyes. months after anyone cares about this post...yep. here we are. Alone.

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