I think I have mentioned before that I was given a great 'de-motivational' picture that states "Blogging:Never before have so many people with so little to say, said so much to so few".
So this morning, after sorting out a couple of server issues and with a few minutes to kill, I started surfing some of the other blogs out there on Blogger, using the 'Next Blog' feature at the top of my own blog, to see how much truth is in that statement.
Some of the more interesting* blogs I have stumbled on:
(* - interesting = unique and I wasnt expecting to find this... although Im not sure what I am
expecting to find...)
In my opinion, some
people share way too much on their blog. Im not talking about the 'Hey, Today I went here and there' or even the 'he said this and she said that, then he said...' Im
talking about this;
'So, most of you who read our blog probably already know that I have been having problems with my gallbladder lately....Today I go to Beaumont for surgery with Dr. Peel...'
I think she is even going to post pictures of the surgery. Now the easiest thing here, is for me to make the decision and not to read the blog. Im not gonna post any comments - who am I to tell her what to blog about. MORE people should take this stand (in my opinion :-)
) and keep their thoughts to themselves. Who are all these idiots with a self inflated sense of importance who think that their opinion is fact and everyone should hear it. That was a bit of a tangent. Anyway, good luck with the surgery.
Next blog was a kid with 'random' posts. not random facts or random pictures... random characters. Yup. imagine making a blog entry, then for the content, rapidly hitting the keyboard - randomly. Sheeesh.
I wont bore you with the individual results of my un-scientific test, but here's a quick summary.
100 Blogs visited.
- half the blogs I have seen are in another language.
- half the blogs I have seen are photo blogs - just photos, no textual content
- about 1 in 10 are no longer updated (either moved to another blogging service or haven't been updated in at least a year)
- one quarter are family-diary type blogs
Only about ten of the one hundred (or 1 in 10), I would actually read more of. So this means that either the original statement was true or that there truly is something for everyone. Which is actually scarier as that means there are some wierd-o's out there.