Friday, May 11, 2007

Is there a doctor in the house?

I have a blogging disease. It includes two parts:

  1. Post killer
  2. Ignored comments

Now, I'm not too upset with this disease, although sometimes it is limiting and frustrating. Let's discuss each part:

  1. Quite often, my comments will kill a post. Either I will have something brilliant to say (doubtful), or what I've said is so mundane, so ignorant, or perhaps so ridiculous that nobody can think of anything else to say. Of course, it could also be attributed to another symptom: commenting-after-the-discussion-has-closed.
  2. Similar to the first part, this symptom happens frequently on blogs and posts that are deemed "intellectual" (see here, here, here, and here). Since I do not have a PhD in philosophy, law, education, history, language, women's studies, English, or...wait, I don't have a PhD. Okay, this makes sense now. I need a PhD in order for my comments to have a response. Another thing I seem to lack is a sense of humor. However, I'm good at bitter, so maybe that's wrong?

In my quest to fix this, I have found a cure: Stop trying to leave comments on blogs that don't go on and on about motherhood (which, in mine --and their--defense, are my favorite blogs. For some reason I just get them). So, if I choose to stay out of intellectual debates and quandaries, then perhaps my blogging disease will cease. But I can't stop. I'm addicted, I tell you! Addicted! Therefore, I will continue to allow this disease expose my weaknesses and humiliate me to no extent. Go figure.

7 comments:

Cheryl said...

I have to eat some of my words. Since posting this, I've engaged some interesting discussions over at Common Consent...

Maralise said...

I seem to kill discussions as well...I just figure that it's a compliment. I had the final word. Hooray for me! :)

Brandon said...

And then they worshipped the flying spaghetti monster. It's true.

Cheryl said...

brandon (a.k.a. husband of mine)--

Don't you try to be a post killer like me!

:)

Jamie J said...

I'm always afraid I'm going to be a post killer too. PEople just walk away slowly after they read my comments! :) Anyway for what it's worth, I really enjoyed your comment today at MMW on my guest post. Just wanted to let you know...

Brandon said...
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Cheryl said...

maralise-
I like that! I'm just having the final word... :)

jamie J-
Thanks! I really enjoyed your post --it hit a chord in me for some personal reasons.