Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Death of the Blog

I kinda hate to admit this... but I've been thinking about this for quite a while. No, that's not the part I hate to admit to, it's that fermi's latest post spurned me somewhat into action.

A while back... I was going to make a post entitled, "Pimpin' out the Ladies" where I was going to say something nice about all the usual blogs I frequent that are written by those of the female sex and encourage those of you to go a'viztin and check them all out. But alas... as I started going through my sidebar... it became a who's who of dead or comatose blogs.

If we look to the ol' sidebar we find that our dear Mr. Schprock has stepped back from the keyboard. Not completely walked away, as he still posts occasionally, but not nearly as frequently as when he first began. We all miss his wit and charm.

Next on the list is the infamous KTM. Used to be that she was one of the daily posters that was a frequent stop of many, nay tens of many, peeples. But then she started stepping back, and as of a couple weeks ago, removed her blog entirely! Damn shame that... it was a good thing to have a blog like hers around. It made us all feel a little bit better about ourselves when compared to the locals of Hicksville.

Now we come to the infamous Winkin' Kitty, NYPinTA. Like KTM, she was a regular poster whose style and range of topics were most interesting if not peculiar. Perhaps her greatest mistake was in cajoling me into starting a blog. I think if one looks hard enough, her initial giddiness over The End of the World's founding has changed into the very definition of the cautionary tale, be careful what you wish for. Then along came the twitterverse, and the abandonment of wit toward a more cause specific posting and fewer and fewer posts. Damn shame that too... now I have to go out of my way to give her a hard time instead of just in the comment section.

And so on, and so forth.

JG hasn't posted in years, g_s like Mr. S. has sidelined himself, Beth is down to few and far between, fermi's still one of the most regular of posters, but she's gotten into a cat-rut as of late so who knows where that damn thing is headed :ewink:, Kath is way down since the passing of her grandmother, Sunny hasn't posted in a long time and I suspect the blog is all but dead (I miss her bubbliness, she was the cat's ass), Twichie's way too busy in real life with paying projects to blog anymore (you'd be amazed at the number of irons she has in the fire), and then there's Tiff.

Well... what can we say about Tiff. She posts nearly everyday, keeps me in stitches with her intentional mizzpellings and such, and makes everyone else in the blogging world feel inferior because she's just that damn good. Come to think of it... that may be the reason all my blogroll is going under dammit. You know... I'll have to think more about this.

Next we have Tink. I miss Tink and her cuteness. We can all use a little more cuteness in our lives, and she was fun, but alas, the blog isn't dead, but I don't expect her to post anymore. She might, as she left the door open for it, but we all doubt it.

MW's gone but not forgotten, Wa11z closed up shop after 10,000 hits, JennyLu updates irregularly because of real life happenings, WOWie is one of those too busy with real life to worry about blogging, which is a shame. She liked me (hush P... I don't know why either). Then there's TDub, another happily married chicky that made me smile, but she hasn't updated in a coon's age either even though she had a following that most bloggers would have killed for. Danigirl works her eema off (5 kids and a full time night shift nursing job), but still posts occasionally.

Now Deb... well... she's got nothing better to do than blog so she keeps things running. :P

And finally... the girls Lauren and Holly. If you want to read some really funny stuff, you should've headed over there when they were posting regularly. You'd learn all about the dollar store and the icky quickie favor. But they haven't posted for quite a while and that's that. They'll post again, of that I'm almost certain, but...

And now we come to me. I lay no blame on anyone else because real life's been kicking me in the ass something fierce for the last few years and I just haven't felt like posting. I did notice something that wasn't intentional, but it was kind of interesting to me. I've never missed posting something at least one time each month since I first started. I've decided I'll try to at least keep that up.

As for the cause of all this? I don't know. A blog is an interesting thing, but it removes interaction with people. Originally the bulletin boards that I frequented and got to know a great many of you from were very interactive. Almost like conversations. You got to interact with people nearly real time on a variety of subjects and could give them a raft of shi... erm... I mean, hard time and it was extremely fun. But blog type things and stories didn't fit in that medium very well, so a lot of blogs started up. But blogs are dry. I tell you what I want, then you comment. If you only come back and comment once, that's the end of the conversation. It's a very cold medium, or well... keeps people at a distance. So when twitter comes along and the real time atmosphere makes it seem like a conversation, albeit somewhat removed, but the interaction is what makes online communities run. Hence the popularity of facebook. I think that's why blogs have lost popularity. The medium doesn't lend itself well to what people are looking for, and it's time is nearing an end.

But the more I think about it... forget everything I just said. Let's just blame Tiff.

Today's mystery lyric: (Remember the rules folks, no online searching of the lyrics, if you don't know it, you don't have the answer!)

Lay where you're laying
Don't make a sound
I know they're watching
They're watching

All the commotion
The kiddie like play
Has people talking

Answer to last lyric: Coming Home by The Scorpions

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

That's WAC!

Well, well, well...

Looks like the blue fungus known as Boise State once again beat the establishment. But it was a good game, and to their credit... Virginia Tech was never out of it. It was the kind of game that reinforces the reasons why college football fans tend to drink...

Now it will be fun to watch VT as they put a whoopin' on fermi's ramblin' wreck. Since she was rooting for them against BSU, it's only fair that I return the favor, no? :ewink:

Today's mystery lyric: (Remember the rules folks, no online searching of the lyrics, if you don't know it, you don't have the answer!)

Every morning
when I wake up yawning
I'm still far away

Truck still rolling
through the early morning
to the place we play

Answer to last lyric: Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress by The Hollies. Way to go Dan!