July 28, 2006

Well, THAT sucks

Jeff Goldstein is taking Protein Wisdom dark until Dr. Demento can be safely locked up behind bars.

I would be lying if I said the whole affair de Frisch hasn't left a creepy aftertaste that has taken the fun out of blogging as of late.

Robbo and I both blog anonymously or, at the very minimum, semi-anonymously. To be perfectly honest, when we started, there wasn't really a reason for that one way or another. For me, it was creating a character which allowed the blog posts to flow in a way that when I tried blogging under my real name, just never came out all too well. Not to speak for Rob, but I presumed he did it that way because, well, that's just the way I set up the site. Now, to be perfectly honest, I'm glad---I don't need that type of attention or grief in my life, and I know Robbo sure as heck doesn't.

Back when we started in November 03, the gold standard--unattainable, it seemed--was 1000K visitors a day, and hanging with it to see the sitemeter crack a million. Maybe even sell some ads or something. Year or so ago, the "big time" meant a minimum 5K a day--okay, a stretch but something attainable through the right application of, umm, traffic management skills. Now, the "big time" means you have a dedicated moonbat wackjob stalking you in your private life, threatening your children and trying to get you fired. Feh.

Sock puppet wars, homicidal moonbat stalkers, Melissa Theuriau married and born-again prudish---blogging just isn't as much fun as it used to be.

I'll make two predictions for the 2008 election: a blog will create and host THE critical and definitive campaign "ad" that will have a discernable impact on the outcome of the election; and a prominent blogger will be murdered by a deranged on-line stalker.

Yips! from Robbo: Don't let Steve-O fool you, folks. I can read the signs. He's just fixing to hoover out our PayPal account and scamper off to Rio.

Posted by Steve-O at July 28, 2006 11:09 AM | TrackBack

"was 1000K visitors a day, and hanging with it to see the sitemeter crack a million. "

With 1000K visitors a day the sitemeter would quickly crack a million....


Posted by: STEVE at July 28, 2006 11:43 AM

Melissa got married?! When did this happen?

Posted by: orglefan at July 28, 2006 01:12 PM

Well, self-serving predictions of murdered bloggers aside, (I don't think you're setting up your alibi quite as soundly as yout think), I want to see that political ad. And I think it will be something using the politico's own words against him or her. Good luck with the ad writing, and that other thing - maybe you should just post a nasty comment and leave it at that?

Posted by: Austin Mike at July 28, 2006 01:24 PM

Melissa Theuriau got married and prudish? I might as well just give up my computer and go back to the days when US Magazine and Entertainment Tonight were my windows on the world.

Posted by: utron at July 28, 2006 01:33 PM

Just hold on a cotton-pickin minute!

I could believe Melissa was married, but a prude?????

No frickin' way!

Posted by: Sinner at July 28, 2006 02:07 PM

One of the reasons I blog about guns, besides the fact that I like to blog about guns, is that it gives that slight whiff of Hunter S. Thompson derangement that keeps the stalkers away.

If Morgan Fairchild had followed this advice in the movie, she would've had a lot fewer problems with Andrew Stevens.


Posted by: The Colossus at July 28, 2006 03:34 PM

and a prominent blogger will be murdered by a deranged on-line stalker.

I'd be officially scared of Robbo showing up at my door in a ski mask and a wet suit if I were actually "prominent."

Why a wet suit? Beats the fuck out of me.

Posted by: Bill from INDC at July 28, 2006 07:09 PM