28 February 2009

The problem with blogging

The biggest problem with blogging is non-bloggers.

Bloggers understand. They don't complain. They don't ask. I think they assume, as I do, that we are among friends.

Friends say stupid things. They disappear for weeks at a time without a word. They talk about themselves too much or say the wrong things or don't tell both sides of the story. And we forgive them, because, well, we are friends. We cut each other some slack. Sometimes a lot of slack.

Then the non-bloggers stop by and say "OMG! How could you SAY that! Who do you think you are?

It is like we are two different species. Some people have to blog, and others can't figure out why we have to.

Yesterday the delightful Mrs. G of Derfwad Manor launched her new baby, Women's Colony out into the blog world.

Her second commenter - SECOND COMMENTER! - complained that the new blog didn't have much content. As my old co-worker Kirk used to say "Hello? Hello, BUTTHEAD!"

Yes, we are bloggers. We are just like you, in every faulty, crazy, leaky, smelly, goofy way. The only difference is that we do it in writing, in public. And for some reason we can't stop.

Maybe we do it because blogging makes you happier.

And now, as a public service, the proper way to say "Hello Hello Butthead."


Unknown said...

My 14 year old daughter would like you to know that you are a genius and she will be saying Hello? Hello Butthead! constantly over the next few days. Well done.

meno said...

You know, i liked your blog better when it had less content.

Sorry, could NOT resist.

Guilty of Blogging in the first degree.


mar said...

love the hat!
you get your point across extremely well in that vid. thanks for the proper way to say 'hello?hello butthead!'

flutter said...

my fiance HATES that I blog.

hates it. HATES it.

Count Mockula said...

That video was charming.

Mrs. G. said...

So sweet! Yes, the blogosphere wouldn't be the blogosphere if one or two people didn't show up to rain on your parade.

Swistle said...

YES. Yeh-ESS. Yes yes yes.

Mandajuice said...


Without blogs I never would've met you, Suebob, or held your stapler OR taken a picture of your boobs! The non-bloggers have NO IDEA what they're missing.

J said...

Thank you for the tutorial! Keep this info away from my daughter, please.

Glennis said...

Sooooo! glad Mrs. G has launched it!

Anonymous said...

Amen...and again Amen! Non-bloggers want the luxury of an opinion without the consquence of content to back it up or the possiblity of recrimination. They make me tired. I'm amazed at what the inaugural edition of "The Women's Colony" has pulled off. Look there for something from me in the coming weeks.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME! That will come in handy, no doubt.

Anonymous said...

I don't mind the non-bloggers so much because they tend to be hit-and-run insulters, and often in a way that makes me laugh, like, "how dare you not respect the awesome talent of Hugh Laurie? He's appeared on stage!" After that, they usually go away.

Loralee Choate said...

I should just get this whole post tattooed on my face.

Anonymous said...

Blogging has totally helped turn me into a happier and more relaxed human being.

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