Well folks, due to the cajoling of an old friend, I am officially a “blogger”. As such, my first “blog entry” will be about how much I detest the word “blog” and variances such as:
I made a few of those up…I think.
One should probably know that “blog” is a contraction of the words web and log. Like “Brangelina” , “Bennifer”, and similar contractions that today’s 24-7 media forces upon us because we are an inherently lazy society (more on this another day).
So, we shorten words. Why? It’s catchy I suppose. It’s efficient? It’s easy? Kind of like the “text speak” or at least that’s what I call it. You know, when normal, educated adults type LMAO and ROFL and other things that 13 years olds have since mastered. I hate those truncations as well. Type the words out. I type 33 words a minute. I need shortcuts, but I refuse to use juvenile shortcuts purely because it looks stupid. There I said it. Adults that respond LOL and ROFL should be put down. I particularly hate it when an otherwise normal person uses “4” instead of “for” and “2” instead of “to”. Really folks? If you are typing a sentence, throw in a couple of extra LETTERS. Grow up.
When I see the word “Blog” or any other blogoword, I think of some self righteous person tapping away at a manifesto in their mother’s basement, pining about this or that for 10,000 words or so. Loving him some him. Or I think of a well meaning parent, blathering about “little Johnny” and the painting he made with dog poo. Or I imagine a physician who, fed up with the state of healthcare and the bastards on Wall Street, starts a 3 year rant on why Gold is the new Cisco Systems.
In short, I think of a blogger as a self absorbed person who, in their own delirium, truly believes 1 Million other people give a rat’s ass about what they think. I guess that is why I put off writing at all. I doubt anyone will care what I think. Maybe someone will think I am self absorbed.
Well I am.
My hope is that I can make people think. Laugh. Get pissed off. Something. Anything. I will see how it goes.