Today I was reading a site that reviews blogs. Well, to be precise, it doesn't so much review them as tear them apart. But that's their M.O. and they're clear about that. The name of the blog? I will fucking tear you apart.
They reviewed a mom blog and the review was harsh. Way harsh. Did you know that people who aren't mom bloggers hate mom bloggers? We write drivel while sitting on our ever expanding asses and neglecting our children, apparently.
And then I was reading all these How to blog and How not to blog articles. And I'm doing a lot wrong. My sidebars are too cluttered. I'm not sharing my opinions about things that matter enough. I'm not sharing enough of myself here at all. I'm just babbling on and on and not really saying anything. My blog is boring.
But it makes me think, you know? What am I going for here, exactly?
I'm not changing lives.
At least not anyone's life but my own.
I won't be submitting my blog for a review at the review site because I don't want them to tear me a new one. I already have one, thanks. And one is enough.
But you, reading this, you should tell me - if I'm not talking about politics or religion or popular culture or current events, if I'm not spouting firm opinions while dropping f-bombs - does that mean I'm a waste of your time and a waste of cyberspace?
Because I gotta tell ya, that's what they're saying out there.
April 14, 2009