OK, I know in the past I have said that I would not post about blogging, but I cannot refuse any longer. After having read this article on blogging, I just feel that a lot of folks are missing the point. For example, the author says,
Linabury and Scofield make clear that they love weblogging, but the Anti-Bloggies are their way of “making fun of the whole genre of blogging,” Linabury said. “One of the things I don’t like is the blog where someone says something like, ‘Today I had a cheese sandwich.’ That’s the kind of thing you see in most of these blogs. You know, fascinating. I don’t give a flying … whatever what you ate. Don’t tell me you have a flat tire. And if this is how boring their writing is, I can’t imagine how boring they must be to talk to in general.”
So what if my blog is boring? Isn’t the web big enough for my boring crap to be included too? I view the web kind of like art in an art gallery. If you don’t like it, don’t look at it. Don’t walk around for hours talking about how “it’s crap.” Either go make your own better stuff (whatever or however you define better) or just get on with your life. The world doesn’t end because somebody has posted about a cheese sandwich in a blog. And not every blogger aspires to be a professional writer. Some of us do it just because it’s here and it’s fun and it’s an easier way to keep a journal. We don’t expect anybody to actually read our blogs and we don’t care. You are too self-centered if you do. While I’m sure there are professional writers who post and publish regularly polished blogs, that are valid websites in their own, I sit at my desk and post and publish whatever I feel like because I can and I want to and it’s fun. It’s a form of entertainment and self-expression for me that I would otherwise be able to access. And “I don’t give a flying…….” about whatever blogs you choose to read or critique or enjoy on the web, buddy. Because you don’t exist in Carol’s Little World.
There, I said it, now I’m going back to my regularly scheduled blogs, my Earl Grey tea, my blues music, and my cheese sandwiches. Not everybody wants filet mignone, you know?
Until next time, this is Carol, the Carol in “Carol’s Little World” signing off.