Ah, it’s been a while. I’ve been busy. But, now I’m back! I’ve been spurred into action by my first negative comment! It seems that in a short few weeks and a handful of posts I’ve managed to annoy somebody enough that they took the time to write me and tell me about it. Oooh, much more of this and I’ll have a swollen head. My parents would be so proud! Hi mom!
The comment is from Styr, who is a member of the CIT Websoc, or so it would seem. The comment may be found here.
Styr took the time to accuse me of being both hypocritical and lame “for trying to tell other people that you are showing a boring side to your personality”. Of course, seeing as this is my blog, I’m going to retort. Why? Because I can!!.
To address the accusation of ‘lameness’ (why lameness and not ‘lameity’?, or ‘lameosity’ perhaps?) I stand guilty as charged. I’m as lame as a paraplegic with a broken crutch in a pit of quicksand in the middle of an earthquake, as lame as a catatonic squid, as lame as a llama who’s drank a little bit too much premium single malt scotch whisky through a straw. It’s true! I realised I was boring and then blamed the blog for it, implying that the blog had conjured up a boring side to me that had never existed until now. In doing so I fooled you, the unsuspecting public, into thinking that I might actually be interesting outside of the blog. Shame on me! I’ll bet you guys are glad to have conscientious people like Styr around to inform you of my spurious lies. You see, as a member of a Websoc, Styr cares deeply about such things. In my defence, I did imply that a more interesting side to me might appear in future blog posts. Perhaps it will, and then I’ll be proved right! Hah! So there!! And then you will all love me and buy me gifts. I’ve always wanted a monkey that would cook me breakfast and clean my bedroom.
On the other hand, the accusation of hypocrisy is a little unfounded. I never accused bloggers of being boring except in a jocular fashion (see this post where I refer to the ‘true blog style’, or here when I talk about a ‘frequent criticism of blogs’, if you really care). It’s also worth pointing out that blogs being ‘boring’ wasn’t one of my criticisms of blogging (which are dealt with here and here). In fact, I’ve become almost obsessed with some blogs that would bore most sane people to tears. It’s like an addiction.
Well Styr, thank you for your comment. It might seem like I’m making fun of you here, I’m not really. I just find it amusing that you felt the need to share your feelings with me. :) Yours has been my third comment. I’m flattered really.