Monday, August 03, 2009

FAQs or Life's Too Short to Read This Blog

Why should anyone read this blog? I can't think of a good reason.

Why would anyone read this blog? They (1) are married to me and are monitoring my mental health; (2) take pity on me; (3) know I read their blog and feel obliged to check in; (4) realize I am awesome and that I will one day come forth with a nugget of wisdom that will change their lives; (5) secretly agree with me and want validation for our beliefs; (6) are government spies.

Why do you keep blogging when it is obvious that your readership hovers between zero and three? It's not about my readership. It's all about me. My blog is not "monetized", because it would not bring me money. My blog is a means of self expression that I don't have in the real world. Nobody cares about my opinions in the real world (except professional ones, if that). In the blogosphere, I get to put my views out there whether anybody reads them or not. It's therapeutic.

Why don't you comment more on other blogs that you read all the time? If you are a reader of this blog, you will know that I rarely have anything intelligent to say and that words of encouragement from me mean next to nothing.

Why don't you find a schtick and run with it? That smacks of effort.

Why don't you have more pictures? I don't know. Maybe it's the effort thing again.

Why don't you have a picture of yourself in your profile? I am so full of self loathing that I rarely permit my picture to be taken. When I do, I am disappointed that they look like me instead of my image of me as an attractive person.

Why are you so inconsistent in your opinions? Am I? Could I be evolving?

Since most of your posts are inane, why don't you make them shorter? Good point.

Have you ever held back on a blog post for fear of retribution? Yes. Crazy, huh?

Have you ever blogged drunk? Does now count?


Steve Scott said...

No comment.

Mike Gogulski said...

Give nugget please!

johanna said...

I second Mike. Actually, I'm probably guilty of #5. Or #7: I'm looking for a good chuckle.