Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Bloggers Now Suck...

...because it's no longer about writing or ideas. It's about site hits, and how others feed off of those that link them.

That isn't writing for writings sake. It's ego. "Gracious sakes, so-and-so linked me and my site stats went up by 200." And the cycle goes on back and forth and they shove their heads up each other's asses so they don't fall into disfavor with the other and get yanked from the link list.

I suspect that the reason J. D. Salinger went into hiding when he wrote Catcher In The Rye was because he had no proclivity to deal with the attention and he had no desire for others to feed off of his composition. Same for Robert Pirsig when he penned Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance. It was a classic. He didn't write another book until 1991, and it sucked.

Get over yourselves. You started writing because it fulfilled a psychological need. You've managed to bring it to a level where it's nothing more than who likes you best and how many hits you can get. As with most things, a good idea to begin with has dun shit the bed. Figures.


Blogger Dick said...

I get seven hits a day and all of them are looking for Ex-Lax.

8:23 PM  
Blogger GalacticallyStupid said...

Present company excluded. Ex-Lax, huh? Makes sense.

10:40 PM  

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