Monday, April 14, 2008
Blogging is Dumb?
I overheard some people talking today about blogging and how silly it is. Blogging, though it's been around for quite some time, is finally starting to hit the mainstream and that's why there's all this discussion. All of these people are just finding out about blogging and want to act like they are an authority on how dumb it is. Obviously being a blogger myself, I'm going to have a semi-biased opinion here, but let's break it down this way. What's the difference between blogging about some topic on the internet and talking about some topic at work between a few people? At least if I'm blogging and you don't want to hear about it, you scroll down or navigate away from the page. If I'm standing by a cubicle, waxing poetic about the Yankees struggling offense, you're trapped. What I've found, though, is that most people who bitch about blogging are idiots. Sorry to be so blunt, but it's true. These people are so scared of self-expression and having their own opinions that they resent people that do it. Forgive me that I'm willing to stand up next to my viewpoints and I'm not trying to just go with the flow, swallowing up the opinions that are being force-fed to me, whether it be sports, politics, or life. I heard one person say today about bloggers, "They need to get a life!" That makes sense, because watching that "Law & Order" marathon all weekend on TNT shows you have it all together.