The attraction of weblogs!

I'm totally jetlagged, so here I am, at 4am and not a hint of sleep in sight.

So, what to do? Stay in bed, tossing and turning? No, get out of bed and go turn on the computer so I can sit here and ramble!

And the message I bring you today tonight, is why you should read weblogs! Like I'm some kinda expert! And maybe I am; I sure do spend my share of time and bandwidth reading weblogs!

Here we go. You should read weblogs because:

1. Weblogs are great!

2. Weblogs suck!

3. Some weblogs are about things you are interested in.

4. Some weblogs are about things you didn't know you could be interested in.

5. Some weblogs confirm your distaste of or lack of interest in whatever they are about!

6. Some weblogs make you feel like you don't know shit. Humility suits most people!

7. Some weblogs make you feel like you are one of the smartest people in the whole world. And we all need to feel like that sometimes!

8. You like the person who wrote the weblog.

9. You like the person who wrote the weblog and keep reading it even if it's crap, but you don't want to hurt the weblogger's feelings.

10. You agree with the person writing the blog.

11. You find the writing obnoxious, ridiculous and childish and you basivally want to punch the weblogger in the face if you were ever to meet in person.

12. You want to be kept up-to-date about topics of interest to you.

13. You want to be kept up-to-date about topics of interest to you, but you are too fucking lazy to find the info yourself, so you rely on webloggers to do the job for you. News and everything in bite size.

14. Because weblogs are hip.

15. Because weblogs are so hip they've become un-cool and you get a laugh out of reading the crap of people who think they're all that.

16. You are the parent of a teen who keeps everything from you, so this is the only way you can try and understand them; by reading their headache-inducing IM shorthand.

17. It's written words, it's meant to be read.

18. It's written on the Internet, so it MUST be good.

19. You are bored.

20. You have nothing else to do.

21. You write your own weblog, you feel obliged to keep up with what's going on in the weblogging world, a.k.a. the Blogosphere.

22. You hate the person who writes the weblog, but keep reading it just so you can find MORE reasons to dislike the person in question.

23. The weblog is written by someone who is FAMOUS!

24. It's about sex.

25. It's about famous people AND sex!

26. There are swearwords in it.

27. You ARE a whiney teenager and you read weblogs by your equally whiney friends.

28. You ARE a whiney teenager and you have no friends, so you read weblogs by people that you pretend are your friends.

29. You are a 28 year-old geek living in your parents' basement who never sees the light of day, so meeting people only happens online.

30. You are a 28 year-old geek living in your parents' basement who never sees the light of day, so the people you've met online are your only link to the real world.

31. If you're busy reading about "the news", you don't have time to do the dishes/paint the fence/insert obnoxious task.

32. You ARE famous and want to know that people are saying/thinking/fantasizing about you.

33. You really want to sleep, but because you're jetlagged and your sleeping patterns are fucked up, you can't, so you have no other option than read boring people's boring weblogs.

...I can't think of anything else at the moment. Feel free to add your thoughts.

Monday, June 20, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 3:06 AM