Pet Peeve

By Shamus Posted Thursday May 4, 2006

Filed under: Personal 4 comments

You know how some bloggers start posting excuses when they lack the time to post? Like, “I’m having double bypass heart surgery tomorrow so posting may be light for the next couple of days”. That kind of thing? I don’t see the point of it. If you have nothing to say, then don’t burden the audience with guilt for liking your stuff. Just don’t post. Sheesh.

On a totally unrelated note:

I have a really big project going at work. It’s already eating into my precious Final Fantasy time, and is now chipping away at my blogging time as well. I have a lot of work to do, and so I think posting may be light for the next couple of days.

Glad I could get that off my chest.


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4 thoughts on “Pet Peeve

  1. . says:

    I get annoyed by such posts too, but think of it this way —

    The blog in its most basic form is essentially a personal diary. Most successful blogs have a specific topic of focus, but remain, ultimately, a sort of diary-like collection of thoughts and observations about a certain subject.

    Say if one had a “Personal” category in a blog normally about “Technology.” One could post in the “Personal” category that “I’m having a colonoscopy, wish me luck!” — This type of post would leave the conclusion that posting may be light up to the reader to ascertain — Unless you’re a regular reader you may not even notice. Explicitly drawing this connection by saying that posting on typical topics may be light makes things somewhat easier for people, as no guesswork is required.

  2. Dan says:

    “”I’m having a colonoscopy, wish me luck!”” Excelent choice of medical procedeurs.

  3. Eric says:

    Damn it. Dan took mine, so I’m having a double bypass as well as the gastrointestinal bukkake.

    are you done with the campaign yet? ya know the new one.

  4. Patrick says:

    Don’t let him fool you folks. I sit slightly less than 5 feet away from the man for hours on end, and while our conversations rarely mature past creating new, exciting and witty ways of calling the other a homo, I have noticed that he has been more busy invading the rumps of all the creatures in the monster arena than working. Just an FYI….. homos…..

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