Anti-blog screed

Wow. And I thought I was outspoken. This carefully prepared and amusingly obscene attack against bloggers and blogging makes some interesting points, but manages to miss the key to it all: Some of us like to write and observe the world around us. No one forces anyone to read us. It’s fun, it’s engaging, sometimes you meet spectacular people (as I very recently did), and it’s as valid a hobby as any other. Hey, why do anything in life? Everything’s stupid, considering that death is inevitable, and it’s all vanity and striving after the wind. So why not blog?

It’s still a funny read. Via Hailey Xie, surprisingly.

The Discussion: 3 Comments

I’m not sure I’d call it “obscene.” Profane, definitely.

I’ll withhold judgment on whether blogging in general is worthwhile or not — as you say, people always have the option of not reading — but I do agree on one point: the word “blog” is stoopid. Unfortunately, it looks like we’re stuck with it.

January 11, 2004 @ 11:01 pm | Comment

You’re right, “profane” or “potty-mouthed” would have been better adjectives.

January 14, 2004 @ 12:02 pm | Comment

The Other End of the Telescope

Hurrah! JH now has a blog she doesn’t mind me linking to. Besides the quote-unquote cloyingly sweet layout, there’s a whole lot of nothing up there right now, but still. . . baby steps, eh? I’ll turn you into a…

January 15, 2004 @ 9:03 pm | Comment

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