December 09, 2004

Allah smites INDC Bill

Has blogging officially jumped the shark?

Only can tell us for sure.

There seems to be much angst being spilled (and how does one actually spill angst? Why, an ice-pick to the back of the head, of course!) over the whole Weblog awards, which is perhaps the greatest single example of link-whoredom in the known history of man! (Congrats, Kevin!) We'd like to make our own humble role in this clear: we want to come in 4th in the Best Culture Blog category! Fourth, I say. Why? Well, there's no way in heck we're going to top Sondra K. and Michelle because, as their long time readers know, they are wont from time to time to display various elements of bodaciousness on their sites. Enough said. This is a stunt that your LLamas just aren't willing or able to compete in. So we'll settle for fourth. And why does fourth matter? Because it will put us on top of Gawker, the evil, corporate pusttule that is sucking the life out of Blogistan and is the Aliens mother blog to the evil that is Wonkette. So a vote for the LLamas is a vote against Wonkette! What more can you do for your fellow man than that?

Posted by Steve at December 9, 2004 10:50 AM

If I am blogging, then it has officially jumped the shark. I get into everything cool at least six months after the cool kids have moved on.

I was never a reader of Allah's site -- which maybe says something bad about me -- but he seems like a lot of bloggers who quit to be angry about something.

I almost think that people expect blogging to be this avenue to wealth and fame, and then get mad when they hit a certain level and find it's not there. So they then blog harder and burn themselves out. Then they get mad at the audience. It seems unhealthy. The behavior of an addict.

To me, it seems like they are taking it way too seriously. To me, blogging is equal parts vanity and slander, with a few cat pictures thrown in on Friday night. If it's more to you then that, well, then, I guess it's between you and your therapist.

Posted by: Colossus at December 9, 2004 12:03 PM

Smites? I wasn't aware that I was being smitten, and if I was, I was ignoring it and trying to make a rational point in the face of Allah's withering condescension for those that blog.

Of course there you guys go, starting up shit again.

I'm endorsing Gawker.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at December 9, 2004 12:07 PM

I read all the threads to find out why Allah signed off - with neary a notice to his loyal audience.
Insulted maybe, as I was one who contributed regularly to his blog (even bought the coffe cup).

Posted by: babs at December 9, 2004 08:25 PM

All I care about is beating Gawker (though now I have a fine view of your rear... was it worth the price?).

Posted by: Ghost of a flea at December 10, 2004 08:14 AM
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