Archive for June, 2010

2010-06-17

So, yeah.

I read a lot of blogs using a little service I’d like to call Google Reader. I’m sure others call it that, too. One thing I’ve noticed is how annoying it is when people start their blog posts with something along the lines of:

  • So, I was…
  • So, I’ve been…
  • So, I’m…

The main problem here is obviously the “So,” part. Now, it’s very possible that I too have used this way of starting a blog post. If so, however, it would have been before I realized how arrogant it makes the author seem. Not only did I take the time to read your blog post on your blog — one of millions on the Internet — but you also have the audacity to say “Anyway, let’s get BACK TO ME for a change.” You might not agree with me; maybe it’s just me. That might be so—I am very peculiar when it comes to a lot of things, so I wouldn’t be surprised!

Another thing I can’t stand is when authors answer questions that their reader (namely me) never asked in the first place. It’s like they’re saying: “Of course you would ask this question. That’s how important I am.” Take this for example:

Yes, I’m still alive and kicking. Been really busy at work and haven’t had the time or energy to write anything here.

Okay? I didn’t really ask, or even wonder what you’ve been doing. The only reason I read (or skim past) your blog posts is because your blog is part of an aggregated blog package with more interesting posts. And by the way, if I may, even if I did care about your blog, I don’t need to know what you’ve been doing instead of writing your blog. Just write and stick to the juicy parts! No need to explain yourself.

As you can probably tell, I quite know how to pick my battles in life. 😀 Told you I was peculiar!