Same old, only samer and older

Does this sound like you? Because it definitely sounds like me:

[T]here are a couple of blogs I’ve been checking in on periodically over the last couple of years. It doesn’t matter how long the span of time is between my visits because their latest post says exactly what they wrote three months ago. It’s a deafening and nauseating regurgitation of glowy self-effacement. Personal disclosures and shock-jock phrases are the de rigueur for bloggers.

They think if they abandon discretion they will prove how genuine they are. And, even if we’re not convinced, we might hang around long enough to observe the train wreck. For a blogger, that means traffic and we’ll do anything for hits, right? We’re constantly trying to figure out how to be awesome, how to go viral.

Let’s see. What was I talking about three months ago?

Dead to rights, folks; I haven’t changed a thing. The train wreck goes ever on.


  1. Charles Pergiel »

    13 September 2013 · 1:05 pm

    You might repeatedly plow the same ground, but you carve a new furrow each time. I don’t think the rest of the description fits you at all. I can understand why you have so many readers, after all, I read you. What I don’t understand is who my readers are. There seem to be some, but that’s all I know.

  2. Tatyana »

    13 September 2013 · 1:45 pm

    But there was nothing re: pony!

    See, you’re so very unpredictable

  3. Kirk »

    13 September 2013 · 2:46 pm

    Twilight Sparkle will be hearing about your omission of ponies from the list!

  4. CGHill »

    13 September 2013 · 2:51 pm

    Oh, great. Now I’ll be thrown into a dungeon. Or banished. Or thrown into a dungeon in the place they banish me to.

  5. jsallison »

    13 September 2013 · 6:54 pm

    Hey, where else would I be able to find an okie who can clue me into the ponyverse, thus buffing up my equestricred with the granddaughter?

    Now if one of the ponies was a pile-it, and flew a P51 Mustang would that cause a collapse of the ponyverse into a hay-fueled black hole?

  6. CGHill »

    13 September 2013 · 7:23 pm

    I don’t see how this would mess with the laws of physics in either universe, though I’m not entirely certain how you’d get a P-51 into Equestria, or Scootaloo (my preferred pony pilot, as of the epic adventure The End of Ponies) into the Commemorative (previously Confederate) Air Force.

  7. Jen »

    13 September 2013 · 7:49 pm

    Omg, that was so not about you. Not even remotely close. You are many wonderful things bit glowy?? Haha!! I was referring to a blogger who I am not kidding repeats the same wonderful things about her life in every post. It’s become a spectacle, but she’s too convinced of her own hipness to even know she’s annoying. Don’t take this personally, but I luv ya!!!!! And I luv ur here blog!

  8. CGHill »

    13 September 2013 · 8:04 pm

    Well, I don’t think there’s any danger of my becoming convinced of my own hipness.

  9. Jeffro »

    13 September 2013 · 11:19 pm

    Well, you might be putting out the same ol’ same ol,’ but I’d rather get it here.

    Free ice cream tastes good here.

  10. McGehee »

    14 September 2013 · 7:08 am

    Every ship upon the heaving briny needs an anchor.

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