AKA: Mea Culpa.
A couple of weeks ago I ranted about blog posts in a comment on someone else’s blog. Somehow I segued from Ravelry pattern overload to lazy blog post overload. The general gist of my rant was that I’d rather see a post about just anything as long as it was something the blogger felt like posting about, or even no post at all, rather than a lot of blog filler memes.
I don’t know what got into me that day – I think maybe I just got up on the wrong side of the bed. Maybe I’d looked at the list of posts on Google Reader, and they were all “Ten on Tuesdays”. Maybe it was really Facebook overload. (Thank heavens I never signed up for Twitter.) I don’t really know what it was. But afterwards, I decided I was wrong and had overreacted.
It really isn’t an issue with any of the blogs I read. Perhaps I was having flashbacks to “Blog 365”, when blogland was awash with posts that were just filler to have something to post every day. But since that ill-fated year, the people who have continued to post daily are those who really want to. And if they need to have a couple of easy posts each week, what’s wrong with that? Or maybe the bloggers are going through a rough time and can’t bring themselves to post anything more personal. I’d rather see some bland blog filler posts than nothing at all for months at a time, and wonder whatever happened to that person. At least it allows for some interaction. And I’m not picking on “Ten on Tuesday”, either. I admit that a lot of those I don’t bother to read, depending on the subject that week. But others are pretty interesting, because they either lead to funny responses, or something that actually tells me something about the person or where they live.
So this blog post is to say… “My bad”.
I apologize for my rant.
In penance, tomorrow’s post will be blog filler.