I've discovered a new way to pass the time on boring conference calls. It involves randomly and repeatedly hitting the "Next Blog" link and seeing whose blog you land on.
This is a great way of finding out what people blog about.
It's also demonstrative of just how sad and pitiful some people's lives really are. And what they think others will find interesting.
Blogs that suck:
- Anyone blogging on behalf of their pet. Putting words you think your pet MIGHT be saying if they could talk - and that you think people will find cute and adorable - is pathetic and sad... just like country cute decor. If your life is so uninteresting that you have to live vicariously through your pet, please go kill yourself now.
- 13-year old Japanese girls with a graphics program and a camera. You have obviously never heard of BANDWIDTH. Three terabyte blog sites that take an hour to download are not required to discuss your passion for round, adorable animated creatures with deadly martial arts skills and no eyelids.
- Goths. Yes - life is unbearable and the world is awash in darkness and ennui. There is no hope for tomorrow. Please - take your life. Right now. Then I will never have to read your stupid, brainless, faux-angst ever again.
- Happy Christians who love to type (and who have ALL that extra sin-free time on their hands). That's all I'm sayin'.
- People who don't have opinions of their own and whose "blogging" consists of posting a link to a news story and adding a sentence like "My head is blowing off!"
- Political extremists of any stripe. You are on the fringe, baby - no one even pretends to think you are sane. They are laughing at you. Right now.
- People who blog - expansively - on obscure topics that like three people in the entire world even care about. "This is Bob's blog about all things to do with Linux for Eskimos with Blade Servers."
- Unhappy Christians who think that they alone know the truth - and want you to be miserable with them.
- Anyone with a Ph.D.
- Co-workers who whine on the company blog.
- People who think they are "deep" and choose to examine their sad and uninteresting lives publicly, lacking any proper analytical skills.
- Any performer who isn't talented enough to have an agent. Sell your guitar and get a job, please.
- Anyone in recovery.
- Most blogs, in fact