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?
- Women getting short shrift in a particular tech market;
- An idiot on Yahoo! Answers;
- NBA jokes;
- Ancient computer hardware;
- A merger in an automotive-related business.
Dead to rights, folks; I haven’t changed a thing. The train wreck goes ever on.