Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blogging Bullshit!

Ok peeps!

I want to start by saying that I do not want to offend anyone…That is not my intention at all with this post. Maybe I just need to understand a few things at a more in-depth level...while I am on vacation

If any of you can clear some of this up for me…PLEASE use the comments to do so.


Is it me…or are these random awards that are going around a stupid waste of time? OK, I’ve received a few and I appreciate the gestures…I really do…but I really think that if you like a blog…put it on your blogroll, or post something about why you like them on your blog.

As for TAG…oh…for the love of Pete! Come on! I totally don’t get it

Guest Bloggers…This kind of ticks me off…I mean, I go to your blogs to read YOU…not some other person…that if I liked said person...I would go to their blog. If your are going away…post something saying so and that you will fill everyone in when you get back.

With regard to most of the blogs that I read…I like to read you because you are (seemingly) honest and talk about your life in an interesting way. When you claim to use your blog to vent and “journal” yet you fill your blog, on a daily basis with photos or links to other bloggers…I just don’t get it. If you have nothing to vent or journal about…shit…make something up or post something from your past. To me…that would be better than clicking over to find Makeover Monday, Time Out Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, Thoughtless Thursday, Photo Friday, etc. (Not that I don't like these... I guess I would rather just HEAR from YOU)

I do get that people want traffic and I understand that not everyone has something that they feel is important to say every day…I sure as hell don’t, but I LIKE YOU ALL and want to hear about you and your life, no matter how small.

I think that most of you would agree with me that even if we did not all post everyday, that if they were honest posts about our lives…the readers would be there.

As you can see from your stats and/or my comments…I visit you all every day. I will continue doing so as long as I’m able to read the impressive postings that I have found on all of your blogs.

Now…I am not trying to kill MY traffic or offend anyone, but I just don’t get it sometimes. Please help me understand. SCHOOL ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 Comments:

Trooper Thorn said...

The awards are nice too, but all the tagging and lists are distracting. If I go to a blog I normally read and it's just a big "shout out" to other bloggers or lists of question responses, I usually keep going.

Thanks for the 'Bart' info. Now I have another name for the foul odors that seep out of the kids.

Insane Mama said...

You crazy man... Those things are fun when you have nothing to talk about or you lack creativity.

Molly said...

Hello Pissy Pants! I agree with you on the awards thing, I never give them out and I blatantly say that when I post about them, so the cycle ends with me and I hoard them all!

I didn't have a lot to blog about yesterday or today, and today I put something up in response to my friend Steph/ven, which you have already seen, and quite frankly, I think it is pretty fucking amusing, even though I am not talking about me.

But let's talk about me....! You wanted to know what I need a man for other than to help me out with my car. Duh? A good shagging, what else are you lot good for? I am waiting to get the Penis picture from Penis Caller and will be sending it to Mariah as she is gagging to see it!

Xbox4NappyRash said...

You are not wrong!

buffalodickdy said...

I don't post awards- last count 11. I don't even have a blog roll- I visit people who visit me. I don't post anonymous- fuck 'em.. I only do tags when I care for the person who tagged me, and only if it doesn't take forever. Those are my rules, set some you can live with and live.

Rhea said...

I thought awards were so stupid, until I received some, and then I felt loved.

I only participate in one continuous meme, on Sundays when nobody reads me anyway.

I don't know if you read me, but I read you, and enjoy your non-award, non-meme, totally honest, throwing-out-crap style. :o)

Nice post, you didn't offend me. (Although, I think you wanted to. hehe)

Mom2FiveBratz said...

As a stay at home mom of 4 kids and a mom of an older teen that doesnt call home unless she wants money, I dont write everyday, because I dont have anything to say! I live a boring life. The most exciting thing happened to me yesterday, and then I read everyone elses, and I think, wow yesterday was kind of boring in comparison.

Swirl Girl said...

let's face it- we all like to feel liked. and as much as I try to be clever, or quippy, or make a good point, or send out a good rant...sometimes I don't have anything (comparitively and competitively ) interesting to say.

The only one who consistently loves my 'stuff' is my mom. What a relatively mundane life I lead. thank god.

have a safe and satisfying trip. Let us know when you are back so we can 'not' hear all about it.

The Improper Adoptee said...

What's wrong with RVs?

Teri said...

I like to write only when I have a decent thought in my head. And sometimes that's debatable!

Yeah, I think blog awards are kinda fun, but I really don't like having to do stuff in return. It's all I can do to figure out how to post my regular stuff let alone plugging in a bunch of links. I love reading other people's stuff, I just don't want to spend hours (yes, it takes me that long) to create a post that acknowledges the awards. Oh well.

Now, I gotta think of something interesting to write about for tomorrow. Hmm, let's see, I have a wretched back ache.

Philly said...

I must say , I do love awards. I don't like giving them out but I like to recieve. As for Tags, not so much. Sista #1 and #2 do participate in photo fridays and vintage things thursdays. I enjoy and I like the traffic it gives us.
I could void these out of our daily blog and write about my life, god knows I could write for years with the shit that goes on but some things we do have to keep to ourselves. Just living with the Gman is a blog in itself !!

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for a different kind of girl said...

I suppose the awards thing is nice because it lets you know, even outside stats, that there's someone out there who is digging what you do. I'm happy just to get an email or a comment that says that, and I say that not just because it's been awhile since I got some awards.

OK, no it's not. I have gotten a couple recently, but after feeling all warm and fuzzy about that fact, I didn't really know what to do with them, because I've never really followed up on a post about them in the nearly two years I've blogged. That's the same approach I've taken on tags. It's been a long time since I've been tagged because I think others just kind of know I never follow up on them (either by forgetfulness, ignorance, or choice!).

The guest blogger thing seems to have really exploded recently. I've only had two people drop some guest posts on when I've been away, but I was so uncomfortable even asking them to even consider it. Probably because I'm afraid if I'm ever asked, I'll write some crap piece and post it and the the root cause of the demise of the Internet.

Yeah. I'm that much of an ego maniac!

OK, not really!

Anyway, I came here to thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. I appreciate very much hearing from new voices, and discovering new blogs. I'll be back, and hope you'll consider coming back around mine sometime!

Jennifer and Sandi said...
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Jennifer and Sandi said...

Hahahahhaha Pissy Pants! That's Perfect! Yes, Mister...you just better stay up at that forest and go look for a NEW attitude!!! THAT will give you something to do besides pissing in your tent. We LOVE Photo Phryday. We even LOVE the way CARRIE put's the funny spelling to it. It's entertainment. And for ppl posting just photos (me) I'm BUSY and don't have time to type a bunch of crap. MAYBE I'll start just blogging about ANYTHING just so you can read it. NOW GO FIND THAT NEW ATTITUDE and don't come back until you found it!! Look out for bears by the way!!

- Jennifer

Why Mom Drinks Rum said...

Those things stress me out. If you ignore it...do they hate you? If you respond...it's work. And...effort. *shudder*

I think I'll take a page from Molly and just hoard them. Er,'them'...right. OK, I'll hoard my ONE.

Have fun in the woods.

Me said...

The awards are stupid and they are gay. The tags, just piss me off.

It takes a ton of time to jump thru the hoops you need to for both. I don't mind if somebody sends me something to just put on my sidebar, but don't make me take the SAT again for it.

I for one definitely hate it when people have "guest bloggers". One even got me into a fight :)

Except, Dooce's guest bloggers are funnier than she is.

I have alot of pictures on my blog but they are usually accompanied by words. Maybe that is irritating.

christie said...

I'm with you on the awards. They're nice but the blog roll idea is nicer!
Maybe we should all send comments saying:
Hey, I like your blog and added you to my blogroll.
I'm with insane mama on the other things. Sometimes I am WAY lacking creativity and I sure as hell am not a great writer like you. I'll try anyway.

Shelle said...

Are you talking about Friday Foto Finish Fiesta with Candid Carrie? Cause I would be offended if that were the case!

Okay I'm kidding...I'm a lurker at your blog...I love your honesty...and I TOTALLY agree with this post...and just had to say so!

Stephanie said...

Because I have a little evil in me...tag! You're it. Visit my blog...that is, if you don't want to wring my neck.

'That Girl' said...

I would have to say the best thing about the awards deal (having only gotten one so far) is that two or three sentences where someone really give you a shout out. That's the great part. And I don't mean in an "I love attention" kind of way. I mean it's hard for us to see our product as others see it and having someone describe it and lift it up feels good.

But too much IS too much. Only about half the people I passed mine on to did it too, and that was fine with me. No worries.

Xbox4NappyRash said...

Incidentally I'm one of the ones that 'that girl' passed an award to, I am more than delighted that she likes reading me enough to do so.

I just stopped passing them on a long time ago now, otherwise they will eventually take up all your posts you know?

Karen said...

Maybe it's a female v male thing. More proof that we see things differently :-)

I participate in Foto Fridays, but in the couple of those types of posts I've made, I try to make them interesting. However, I do like other's posts where they have photos up of their kids, etc.

My blog is my blog ... I usually post about stuff that interests me. :-)

The Mom said...

Super good questions, i'm not offended by them at all. You have every right to not like what someone else does. Free country. It's cool that you opened it up so that people could explain.

Look for a future post of mine (if you still want to read) and I want to address all of these points. *i might even give you a pissy pants award LOL*

Katrina :) said...

Ha ha ha! That is all I can say! :) Oh and I totally agree.

 

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