Send Obliged Antics

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Much Obliged

I’ve come across a lot of people in the blogging world who feel as if it is their pubilc duty to post something every day. While this is an admirable goal, I sometimes wonder what is behind this obsession.

Granted, I somehow manage to post something every day, but that is mostly due to the crazy features that I have started on here.

No rest for the wicked, so they say.

I suppose blogging as an outlet of emotions and thoughts brings with it a type of validation in the form of comments. People read your thoughts, and if you allow comment, you will most likely receive some feedback on what you have expressed in the words that you type. Thus, when people start paying attention to you, you feel as if you need to perform for them, and so you continue writing for the sake of the crowd, with one eye on your statscounter.

This is a powerful addiction.

But is it a bad one?

Perhaps not.

There are times when I shudder at some of the oddities out there. Indeed, lack of spelling skill and horrible grammar run rampant on a lot of the spaces that I have seen. Some of this is intentional, and some of it is not. But the lowest common denominator is that everyone writes and writes to a potentially fickle audience.

Personally, other than the haiku and alternative dictionary entries, I write when the mood takes me. Sometimes I will come up with an idea for a column, but not really have enough to justify writing. I simply write down the idea and any pertinent notes, and allow it to cure. I keep a list of these in my inbox at home to pull up at a later date when I feel the need to write about something (or perhaps I have mulled over the idea enough to justify writing about it).

I also tend to avoid posting on the weekends, mostly due to my own busy schedule.

Tell me your thoughts about why you post, and whether you control your blog, or your blog controls you.

More Dave and Jorge Antics

Recently, I was relaying a story to Dave about a phone conversation with a customer service gal I had where she was really accomodating. Good service is something rare these days, so when someone goes the extra mile, it really shines.

Of course, us being dirty boys, we joked about the girl helping me out so much because she wanted to get wit dis.

The following snippet shows how much of a bastard Dave is…

Dave: Maybe she liked you.
Jorge: Of course! And why not?
Dave: Why not!
Jorge: Mrs. Jorge will be there, too.
Dave: Yeah?
Jorge: Threesome!
Dave: Indeed.
Jorge: In the movie theatre no less.
Dave: Fun times.
Jorge: Two Hands in the popcorn!
Dave: Both yours.

11 Responses

  1. For the record, I’ve never used the phrase ‘get wit dis.’ Except right there. I have, however, used the word ‘bling’ and not in an ironic manner.

  2. Definitely. It was used more as a ‘ghetto synopsis’. It beat typing out the intricate dialogue we normally emote.


  3. I am a recovered blogging addict. Mostly because I’m too boring to produce every day. I don’t think people care that I heat up pizza and watch Diagnosis Murder.

  4. I normally blog everyday. It is the only contact I get with some of my friends because I’m just a bad communicator like that. Lately, I haven’t had anything to say and no time to say it- which is why I’m usually a bad communicator in the first place. I can’t say I don’t like the comments- because I do- they make my day. WHEEEEEEEE! (That was great- I think I need more whee in my life.) -T out

  5. Hi Jorge, I’m not sure if I’m in control yet or the blog, which is so borg-like in and of itself. Hmmm…. But I have been sitting on a post about blogs, so we’ll see what comes of it.

  6. I blog because I’m bored. Haha…I actually try hard not to post something everyday because personally, I feel kind of pathetic when I post everyday, sometimes several times a day. But sometimes when I have bad daySSSSS at work, I do find it nice to have somewhere to let out my frustration.

  7. Like Shellie, I’d say I too am a recovered blogaholic. When i first started blogging i was totally addicted for the first couple of months. Since you are the one who encouraged me to start a blog, I blame you entirely, Jorge! At the time my work was not so busy, and I spent a good deal of time blogging during the day. I was posting pretty much daily, and I was visiting other blogs on my favourites list almost daily or every second day. Then I just got too busy to keep up with all of it. For a while I felt guilty about not being able to keep up with it. Now, I’m blogging when I can and doing it for the enjoyment. I write when I can, and I visit other blogs when I can. I’m not stressing out over it. It’s a good place to be. 🙂 Peace.

  8. Dave and Jorge, you should take your show on the road. I’d expect free tickets, of course. J

  9. I have a love/hate relationship with the blog…. Right now its like my mornin’ cup of coffee, something I enjoy doing. The people that usually leave me comments are all excellent writers on their own, so its awesome to hear what they have to say about what I write. Writing is a hobby for me. I write some stark and sometimes depressing short stories or stories, so the blog is a bit of a welcome departure from that. Getting stopped on the street and asked about my blog (twice now), rather off-putting and an indication how small my fair city is.Those are the hate moments of the blog, not wanting people to read too much into it and make snap judgements. Ramble…Ramble

  10. heh heh… “get wit dis”… ebonics has a way of driving DIRECTLY to the point, no? As opposed to implying in an off-handed and carefully neutral way that the possibility existed that the girl in question may have been indicating a certain desire to initiate further contact with you, in a setting considered perhaps indelicate. Heh heh. English is a funny language. I am a bit of a blog-addict myself… I find myself practicing in my head how I’m going to blog things after they happen… I need help. 🙂 I enjoy it, though. I have found people to be warm and inviting with very few exceptions. Catch you around! PS – and just for the record, I ALSO have used the expression “bling” during the course of normal conversation, but as far as I remember the reference was almost ALWAYS ironic. 🙂

  11. i blog because i want to know if people want to get wid dis. and also because i want someone to pay me to write, and it’s good practice for me to do it every day. i treat my blog kind of like a brainstorm session for articles for some kind of weekly column that if i ever stop being chickencrap i’ll propose to a newspaper around here somewhere. i also wanted to see if i actually had that much to say and if people thought i was funny (if it were a humor column). i still can’t really tell. people come by and say LOL, but i always doubt that they mean it. patresa

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