Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Define: Blog.

"1.) blatantly uninteresting online diary that gives the author the illusion that people are interested in their stupid, pathetic life. Consists of such riveting entries as "homework sucks" and "I slept until noon today." 

2.) a place where people whine  about their daily activities which nobody is interested in. topics like why they argue with boyfriend and how they end up together at last, daily anorexic activities like drinking blended organic fruits and vegetable for breakfast, lunch and dinner, talking about cutting themselves with a razor blade and how good they felt, whine  about their shopping activities and what they got."

No, I didn't write this, but I wish I had. I do think that the person who did write this definition may have just sat and trawled Tumblr for 10 minutes and came to the conclusion that this is what blogging is. I feel that there are a few other points that needed to be added. Like the following for Blogspot:

3) a place where traditional Christian American families can pose with their perfect prosperous lives with the persona of simple perfection posting pictures of mommy and daddy and their children on lovely days out together whilst seemingly clueless to the significant levels of risk associated with carelessly posting this information to the world.
Five out of 10 on the Blogspot blogs that I viewed at random came up with blogs matching my above description. That's HALF. Obviously this isn't a fair representation on the content of Blogspot, but it is definitely a large proportion of it's server space.

Obviously not all blogs fall within these 3 confines; there are a lot that are dedicated to cooking, faith, politics, music, film, games, cars, computers, blah-blah-blah-blah. There are blogs about literally everything. However, the above points are just a satirical generalisation to the blogesphere as a whole; much like the stereotype that all teenagers are lazy, skint, anti-social hoodies. 

1 comment:

  1. and aswell creating a online portfolio and helps getting you recognise and give other people inspiraton from your work posted on a blog as designer :)