Monday, September 17, 2007

Idle stupdity - Blogger has eaten my brain

I just received the most bizarre email. Someone wants to interview me for my blog - some site called Blog Interviewer. Never heard of them.

I imagine the point is to garner more traffic to your blog. Theoretically, I suppose, people would go there, check the blogs on display, vote for them and start frequenting yours because it's just so damn briliant. Or something along those lines.

Imagine the tons of emails they send out blind to any and all blogs out there. How many people respond? Flattery will get you everywhere I suppose. 'Cause I'm quite certain my stellar blogging talent hasn't awed them to the point that they could no longer survive without interviewing me.

For some reason, this brings to mind Ticknart's Friday blog about "writing" vs. blogging. Fantasy writer Robin Hobbs has a rant against blogging on her website which is totally ridiculous. But then I never facied myself to be a writer so... meh. But sentences like this:

But my dear friends, it is NO COINCIDENCE that blog and blood begin with the same three letters!

don't help her make her case in my opinion. But what do I know, blogger has eaten my brain anyway.

I dare hope that rant was somewhat tongue in cheek. Who knows, maybe she's a closet blogger, or a blog reader and trying to hide her addiction.

...oh, it feels like writing, like the easiest sort of writing, the writing that needs not to be justified on the morrow. It is the writing that makes the idle stupidity of the day something of worth...

And now, onto the idle stupidity of my day:

For the first time in months I've spent a whole day in closed shoes rather than sandals. My feet, they are not happy. Already they are craving freedom. What will they have to say when I reintroduce them to pantyhose....


geewits said...

Nooooo! No pantyhose! Make it stop!

Evil Spock said...

Evil Spock wonders if Evil Spock would participate in one of those interviews.

Anything to become more famous . ..

Jocelyn said...

Our fellow blogger, Susan over at Heart in San Francisco, did some Blog Interview thing; seemed innocuous enough, all in all. I think she did it in the past couple weeks, if you sifted through her posts.

When it comes to the closed-in shoes, do you maybe just need some NEW and EXPENSIVE ones?

Dorky Dad said...

I read that thing. She needs to get a life. And I thought I was a cynic. Sheesh!

Voyager said...

Panty hose is evil. I had a meeting today that required true business attire, and there was a nip in the air. Sandals were out, so like you, I had to wear closed shoes. But I just could not do pantyhose with them even if I got blisters. Summer, COME BACK!

Lucy said...

I'm definitely into blog interviews. Actually, I have a few coming up with some pretty prominent bloggers.

Hey, if you ever want to be interviewed by yours truly, then feel free to stop by, check out the digs, and let me know. I'll set you one up A-SAP!

You can reach me here:
Quest For Comedic Stardom:

I'm a standup comedienne blogging her way to stardom!

Feel free to drop a comment or two, if it so moves you!

Jazz said...

Geewits - how lucky are you to live somewhere warm?

Evil Spock - Is there no stopping you?

Jocelyn - I'm sure it's totally innocuous, but I can't be bothered. And I don't much care about blog traffic.

DD - Yeah, it is pretty strange.

Voyager - Evil indeed. In order to make a guy understand just how evil they actually are, I once compared them to wearing a condom that covers you from waist to toes for 8 hours.

Lucy - thanks but I'll pass on the interview.

ticknart said...

That Robin Hobb rant still bugs me. When I first read it, I hoped it was tongue in cheek, too, but I searched around and found that she has a lot of negative views on writing that isn't "original" or plot driven. I don't know.

It makes me glad that I've never read one of her books.

Tai said...

Gee Jazz...we both have an 'a' in our blog names. No coincidence, surely!

Ian Lidster said...

Do the interview thing. I did, and lived. Anyway, I want to put a comment on yours. And I love a woman who detests pantyhose, BTW. For many reasons.

Jazz said...

Ticknart - I've read some of her books. She's an ok fantasy writer but nowhere near the top of the heap.

Tai - OMG!!!! I'm feeling very twighlight zoneish all of a sudden.

Ian - I'm way to lazy to do it... Care to expound those reasons for us?

Big Brother said...

Don't worry you'll soon be wearing winter boots and ski pants. Mwahhaaahhaa!