15 September 2006
Snap out of it
From WikiHow, How to Dissuade Yourself from Becoming a Blogger. It goes something like this:
Find five completely random blogs, and read them daily for a month. After thirty days, you will absolutely dread your self-imposed requirement to read all that dreck. Any blog you create will most likely be on par with what you've been reading.
Oh, it gets scarier:
Write on a regular basis in a text editor instead. If that doesn't satisfy your urge, and you feel that you must post your blog online, then you might just be craving attention and validation which you'll never truly find in a blog.
I wrote on a regular basis in a text editor for six farging years, and still do the non-MT pages in (gasp!) WordPad.
Instead of writing about pretty much nothing, or whining about all the things you wish you were doing instead, start doing something that'd actually be worth writing about. And if it's really worth writing about, you'll be having too much fun doing it to tear yourself away from it.
Oh, yeah, like I'd actually have a date.
(Scene: The spectacular Master Bedroom at the palatial Surlywood estate. No lights, except for a dim rectangle near one corner of the room.)
She: Oh, that's um, what are you doing?
Me: Approving a TrackBack.
She [disgusted]: As if.
(Found by Monty. Didn't discourage her either.)Posted at 7:39 PM to Blogorrhea