Notice how I am not starting this post with anything related to my dear reader(s). (Except I just did, didn’t I? Oh well.) The reason is that these past two days have been the most boring days since I’ve been on WordPress. Why? Isn’t it obvious? Re-blogs and re-blogs and re-blogs of the same damn blog. You were baited, and like angry, hungry little fish, you ate it up: Hook, line, and sinker.
If you are a regular reader of this blog-type-thing, you may have noticed that some of what I post is making fun of blogging and bloggers. From my obvious click-bait titles, to my using a commonly searched term only to have my post be very little of what it is actually about. So when a very popular blogger that coincidentally states that it is his intention to offend everyone with one of his opinions, posts something that roughly half of the population vehemently finds offensive; and roughly half of the rest of the population vehemently supports it; and both sides are so entrenched that debating the same points endlessly that have been debated for as long as that particular thing has been around…I am shocked that not only are so many people jumping in to share their opinions on the subject (the same opinions that both sides have already debated for decades); but then even those strongly opposed to that opinion are re-blogging the post. I’m all for debate, I’m all for encouraging discussion, but what can you add to this issue that hasn’t already been said?
This blogger has performed a brilliant two day coup d’etat on the entire WordPress community of bloggers. If you’re just in it for page views, it is an extremely effective way to get those views. But does it add anything? In my humble opinion, this is just noise at this point. For the record, I like this person’s blog, I often disagree with his opinions, but generally I do like it. I haven’t unfollowed over this, (though he insists he doesn’t care all the time (Methinks, the lady doth protest too much.)), but you will also notice I don’t mention his blog, or the topic because I am, quite frankly, sick to death of hearing about it, and choose not to promote it.
We all have opinions, not everyone is going to agree with them. It is nice to read the opinions of other people and their perspectives on them. On this issue however, I contend that there is not a single unique opinion or perspective that hasn’t been played out and ingrained into the public consciousness for many, many years. There are some things that are just pointless to write about, unless you’re just looking for attention.
So I beg you, no, I implore you, for the sake of all that is good and decent in this world, please, please stop. Write your own blog.