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Why is the blogging world having an online orgy?

8 August 2010 4 Comments

Browsing the net as I usually do particularly considering I have no friends, or social network that doesn’t consist of ones and zero’s I had another realization that is so startling you probably should sit down to read this, (who the hell stands up whilst using a computer anyway?). Everyone online (particularly in regards to blogging) has become complete and utter pansy’s too afraid to say no, and completely unable to remove their head from each others asses. I have a theory that if the most popular bloggers began preaching the world is flat, there would be some boats falling off the edge of the world, and low level bloggers everywhere saying “I told you so”.

Before I make my argument I think its important to point out, that in no way am I attacking the various forums, and online opinion sites. These people are far too happy to provide opinions and disagree with each other. Only need to drop an atheist in a Christian discussion to watch the feathers fly. But in the blogosphere (god I hate that word, not sure why I chose to use it), this ability to disagree or just say no is non-existent. The following quote from the Simpson’s sums up the situation pretty well:

Mr. Burns: Where did I go wrong? I made all the right moves, didn’t I?
Burns’ Underlings: Yes, sir. Absolutely.
Mr. Burns: Oh, I see it now; you’re nothing but a bunch of yes-men. I was making all the wrong moves, and you were too gutless to tell me!
Burns’ Underlings: Yes, sir. Absolutely. Every move the wrong one.

One can only assume that the individuals involved are generally looking to suck up (no this is not a continuation of the orgy analogy, get your head out of the gutter) to some of the major players to earn favors for their own future developments. Its human nature for the weak to butter up with the strong. But amongst the major players there is no discernible differences, no conflicts, no different point of views, the environment seems to becoming more mundane and more bleak by the day. It is beginning to feel like a Florida retirement village, repetitive and uninteresting mantra being retold over and over again by enthusiastic yet stupid people. Of course their success allows them a position of power, particularly when you are blogging about blogging, being successful is proof that you are generally right. But at no stage does that mean you are always right. Hell Enron was generally right, but it didn’t mean they were long-term successful. The roman empire was generally right but despite killing the human re-incarnation of God, they also lost power. I will bet my left nut (my right nut is to valuable to gamble no matter how sure I am), that Yaro Starok, Darren Rowse and Daniel Scocco are not always right as well.

So where exactly did all this hostility come from? Well I wrote a post about a poorly thought out email Daniel sent to me. You can read it here. Part of the post was to give Daniel a fair chance at rebuttal or simply admit that he did not think out the email all that well. I went to his site, to inform him about my post, and noticed that he had posted about the article that is referenced in the email that he sent me. its important to remember that this blog post, only linked to the actual article and that the post is not the article itself. So I thought I would check the feedback and see what other like-minded individuals said about it. Lets get some honest and balanced feedback via the comments shall we.

Wow, Daniel!
Thanks so much for putting this list together and offering your expertise in getting more traffic. I can’t wait to read the entire 100 ways.
Karen

Thank you so much Daniel for the time taken to provide us such an awesome post. Probably need to take some time to read and digest. I will certainly implement it probably not all but those that can be implement directly first. Thanks again.

Great! an awesome post over here. I really agree with those points and they got to work.
I can see that they all seems to be killer articles..
Thanks for sharing.
Regards

Thanks. This is really amazing list. And needs time to analyze it but your summed it up :) really good

Half of them didn’t even read the article yet were not afraid to hurl superlatives to their messiah. This pattern continued for 20 + comments without a single negative or even neutral comment. Now I do not mind giving some credit, but this constant reinforcement of average work just leads to more mediocrity. And this is by no mean a direct attack on Daniel, but merely one example of the stupidity we now have to wade through on the Internet to get something real.

And its not only the illiterate masses who are guilty of this. When is the last time you read something negative from the most popular bloggers. When is the last time you found two articles in direct disagreement, and when is the last time you saw them comment on each others blogs without giving each other a compliment. I would post an example of the last time this happened but there is none (within the last few years anyway). Surely there is more than one way of going about your blogging? Surely there points of difference between bloggers philosophies, processes, methods, or at the very least their opinion on the various issues facing bloggers? Its a blogfest orgy I tell you, and no I am not attacking these guys simply because I wasn’t invited to join the sexual fun. Although an invitation would of been nice.

Perhaps it is up to me to provide a different point of view. Its up to me to find inconsistencies in arguments, to call a spade a spade, to argue against the status quo, to highlight inaccuracies, to publicly condemn stupidity, to remove just some of the love that exists in the blogging world. But I am just one man, with comparatively little reach, perhaps its in fact, up to you the reader, the visitor and the commentator, to break down the love. Its up to you, to stop feeding egos with pointless comments, to stop ignoring things that don’t seem right, to ask for more information when only the very basic is provided, and most importantly to form an opinion and disagree when the time calls for it. Together if we can just alleviate the issue, even by the a little bit, we have played our part in removing or at least stopping more internet garbage from wasting bandwidth.

N.B. I am happy to be a hypocrite and welcome pointless positive feedback to boost my out-of-control ego. I also strongly discourage any form of disagreement with me and my post. Take your negative attitudes elsewhere, thank you very much. This blog is moderated, and run tighter than the North Korean Media (did you know they showed the 7-0 drubbing by Portugal live, which was the first live game in North Korea. Guess they won’t be doing that again).

4 Comments »

  • Josh said:

    Thanks for the very interesting post, I look forward to reading your upcoming posts!

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  • Barry said:

    A very interesting read, thank you very much! Do you have a facebook page for this?

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  • Jen said:

    Those comments sound suspiciously like spam to me. I kept getting it on my wordpress blog for poetry, that I finally shut it down. I don’t get the orgy-deal, either.

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  • Your biz said:

    blogging is like a craze nowadays every one started their blog to describe their self.

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