Weird phenomenon I'm noticing here:
Bloggers don't read blogs.
Bloggers read friends' blogs.
But blogs for the sake of reading blogs?
Not so much.
[[Side note: Today's post drinking game = jello shot for whenever I say "blog". GO!]]
So, as I do with any outwardly observed phenomenon,
I made it about me.
why don't I read blogs anymore??
In fact, I find that bloggers have a more difficult time reading blogs than say, laymen.- presumably because there's a competitive, envious side that comes out when faced with work so similar to our own.
Likely based in jealousy, true, but there's something very...irritating...about most blogs nowadays. Maybe it's the I-could-do-it-better syndrome that's much easier said than done, or maybe it's just the fact that the premise behind fashion blogs in particular is, well, annoying.
In what other context would it be OK for us to routinely photograph ourselves, talk about ourselves, and then attend events centered on ourselves?
I, for one, feel incredibly incompetent when compared to other "big" bloggers- which, if we're being honest here, are the only real "bloggers"(aside from friends. see: this post's intro) that I know about anyhow.
Guilt for not working hard enough, guilt for not being able to parlay my skill set into something lucrative, guilt for feeling guilt, etc, etc, e-to-another-c
Granted, I can make time for 6 Sex and the City episodes per night (even when I'm moving across the country in T-minus 3 days), yet taking the time to peruse the work of others feels almost . . . gluttonous. Shouldn't I be strategizing my own success?
Is it just me; or have most fashion (etc) blogs become minor adaptations on an original theme?
True- beautiful things will always be beautiful, but quite honestly - how many east village exposed brick backdrops & tropical affiliate-link-sponsored getaways can I witness before my eyes start to glaze over?
I imagine the number is roughly akin to the licks required to reach the center of a tootsie pop. Give or take a million.
Do you have a blog? If you have a blog, do you read blogs?
If you don't have a blog, do you read blogs?
Does having a blog affect whether or not you read blogs, or are blogs losing their steam?
Just some hump day food for thought.