From Tony Pierce
Monday, March 01, 2004
my true love sent me to an interesting link on yahoo/reuters that says that only 10% of bloggers update every day.
and it says that of internet users only 13% have websites and only 2% have blogs!
tap tap tap
is this thing on?
people of earth wake up and get a damn blog!
they're free you know.
look at me: im not a handsome man. i spout off on shit that people say i dont know anything about. in fact nothing on here is true, allegedly.
and not only has blogging gotten me cold hard cash, but gifts, emails of encouragement from the fellas, and offers of decadence from the ladies.
witness a conversation that took place mere hours ago:
Superhotbeachgirl: hi Tony
dumbass_me: hi baby
Superhotbeachgirl: Do you know Marc Brown?
dumbass_me: very well
Superhotbeachgirl: cause he's coming to florida and wants to meet up
Superhotbeachgirl: you should come with him
dumbass_me: i wish
dumbass_me: marc lives in a sweet loft
dumbass_me: drives a phat car
dumbass_me: owns a great web development company, invented Buzznet
dumbass_me: im just a bum
Superhotbeachgirl: you are not a bum
dumbass_me: whens he gonna be out there?
Superhotbeachgirl: I don't know, this week I think
dumbass_me: if i went out there would you let me put sunscreen on your back?
Superhotbeachgirl: I most deffanitly would, not that i need it, im originally from hawaii
dumbass_me: ive been told i have nice hands
dumbass_me: but those girls are typically drugged when they mumble those things
Superhotbeachgirl: you can take all my college girl stress right away?
why does this girl know me?
why does she want me?
how is marc brown gonna make his fortune?
it's how you get hot chicks if you cant play guitar.
ive told you this over and over. i document it. i take pictures. you see it yourself. and yet i read these sorts of reports all the time. reports that say that blogging is increasing but not skyrocketting.
you all saw ryan perry from gorilla mask launch his blog and wham, madpony kristin went flying out to meet him.
you saw that one chick tell everyone that she was addicted to buying things on her credit card and she needed help paying off her debts. and the whole web gave her money to pay off her debts.
you saw will weaton turn into just another washed up has-been child actor into the blogging star that he is now.
you saw adam curry actually get *respect* from the internet through blogging when being an mtv vj only gave him bucketloads of due shame.
i could go on and on.
blogging will change your life.
it will make it better.
maybe not for all of you, but for most of you.
blogging is an even playing field. you can do it anonymously if you want. you can put your pics all over if you want. you can lie you can tell the truth. you can show up to the party late and take over if you do it right.
tell me one person who isnt interested in reading a good new blog.
it can be you.
you have to update every day, though, unless youre hot like madpony. but even they should update every day.
write, people. write. i Know you have stories to tell.
otherwise dumbshits like me will just swoop into your town with mc brown and scoop up all the white women.
and hawaiian grrrls.
Hmmm, so far, my blog hasn't done shit for me. I don't have any fans really, other than people I already knew. Or if I have them, they never say anything. Gusto is the only person I didn't already know that I've heard from since starting this blog a year and a half ago. I haven't gained any new friends from this blog, and I certainly haven't gotten girls or money from it.
Of course, my blog sucks. About all I ever do anymore is post links, and maybe some stupid comments about whatever it is I'm linking to, usually along the lines of "This is cool!" My vocabulary sucks, I sound like a 12-year-old half the time. I have a vocabulary of like 100 words. What happened to my vocabulary? I used to have an incredible vocabulary, that amazed my teachers at school. Now, over the last few years, my vocabulary just keeps steadily getting smaller and stupider. The other reason my posts suck is because I have no life. My posts are all just crap like "I went to work today, work sucks, our customers are stupid. I hate them." Or, "I didn't work today, so I stayed at home all day on my lazy ass and sat here at the computer almost the entire day. Then I went to Best Buy and bought a video game and/or DVD. It's cool. Hooray for hamsters." And what little of a life I do have, I edit myself and don't write about all the things I could write about because I'm embarrased because people I know read this thing. So I don't ever write things like "I worked with (girl's name) tonight, I really like her, I wonder if I'd ever have a chance with her, blah blah blah." I've been thinking about starting another blog, and not telling anyone I know about it. I've been thinking about doing that for most of the time I've had this blog, but I hate doing that, because even though I never hear from them, I like to pretend that I have fans because I get at least 100 hits a week lately. Over half of these, however, are people who came across this site accidentally while searching for "lesbian midgets with hamsters" or something like that. Also, another reason I don't want to get rid of this one is because, most of the time, I like having all my friends (all three of them) read this blog, because it lets me share links and other things with them, so if I did start another blog, I'd still want to keep this one, so then I'd have two blogs that I'd be posting mostly the same stuff to, and it would just be a stupid hassle and take up even more of my time than just this one does.
Anyway, I think I may go look at some other blogging sites. Even if I don't decide to make a second blog, I've also thought about moving this to a different, better, blog hoster, though I hate to do that, because I don't want to lose my archives.