Why Blogging Might Die Next Week
“Your blog makes me want to defecate in a bag” has got to be the strangest comment I have ever received.Â How do you respond to that? Is it an insult or a compliment?
I admit to momentarily being stumped which is why I tried to figure out if he was referring to a post called, A Little Digestive Distress- Chicken Vindaloo but even I couldn’t figure out how it related.
So I sent him a response encouraging he/she to follow through and then to be certain to place their head inside the bag afterward.
Was that rude?
The Blogging Apocalypse
Is this a sign of the blogging apocalypse? Have we reached a point in time in which civility has completely disappeared online and scatological humor is verboten.
Should I have asked them to record their movement on Vine so that I could post it and call that proof of their being a social media expert.
Summer is an odd time in the blogosphere. It is the moment when commenting slows down dramatically and traffic dies down. Many bloggers have remarked upon the drop in comments and wondered about it.
Some say it is because there are too many distractions and that people are busy using other platforms or talk about How Some People Are Using Triberr To Kill Blogging.
But not me, I still say it is time of year and that blogging is alive and well, at least I did until I received that comment.
Worse Than Death Threats
Maybe it is the combination of a good cigar, a margarita and Scotch, but that comment was worse than the death threats I received and the promises to have my kids removed.
BTW, no exaggeration on either one of those. Try blogging about politics and religion and the crazies show up who I might add hate my freedom and that I believe in circumcision and am a Zionist.
Yeah, I just antagonized a few by putting that last line in but if they don’t like it they can defecate in a bag and wear it on their heads too.
Seriously, I am gobsmacked by the comment and am probably spending too much time wondering what to make of it. Not sure why I even care, but I do.
Where Do We Go From Here
Where do we go from here? Do I write about how I think we should say Happy Holidays and that there is no War on Christmas. Should I talk about how to monetize a blog or how I can’t decide which of my posts are my favorites.
Maybe I should tell the new readers that I had my filter surgically removed and that I am an insouciant dad blogger who enjoys defenestrating people who aggravate me.
Or maybe you should know that anything categorized or described as narishkeit is nonsense.
I blog at the speed of me and do so because I love to write and you can’t become a better writer without practicing.
Things That Worry Me
I am not concerned about the zombie apocalypse but am aggravated that Hollywood keeps remaking the same movies. Hell, they can hire me to write a script and if they don’t like what I write they can defecate in a bag and then wear it.
BTW, I can assure you that my biggest fan, the Shmata Queen is laughing while she reads this and will do so even when I insult her beloved cleveland, home of the burning river and sports teams that cannot win.
But it is not as bad as Detroit which isn’t saying much.
All I know is that if I set foot in either city the general populace might riot or defecate in a bag and wear it on their heads.
Course it doesn’t take much to start a riot in Detroit, just a match and an abandoned building.
But what really worries me is the stamp on the bag of chocolate covered pretzels I bought at Target today. It says best by January 9, 2014.
WTF did I just eat?
Am I going to wake up and find out my insides have been embalmed.
Blogging Isn’t Going To Die
Blogging isn’t going to die any time soon, if ever. Hell if I have to keep the medium alive myself I can and will do so.
I need a place to share my stories, the sad, the silly and the sublime.
So have no fear my friends, sometimes we take this and life too seriously. And if you don’t like that, well you know what you can do.
Happy 4th of July to you all.