February 25, 2006

An Open Letter to All 'Bloggers'

The 80’s are back with a vengeance. The self-absorbed pontificate the finer points of their lives and they all have blogs!

I don’t mean pontificate in:

What’s-the-name-of-the-gringo-that-wanted-to-get-back-to-simpler-things-and-went and-lived-on-a-lake-to-think-about-life-kind-of-way?

Emerson?

No.

Thoreau?

Doesn’t matter, most internet folk wouldn’t get the reference….

It seems everyone is hell-bent on ‘venting’ these days. You’re probably reading this and thinking ‘Carajo, que pesada’(note, if you don’t know what that means, ask your local latino/a). There’s nothing wrong with ‘venting’. We all need a little comfort and compassion from time to time.

I’m just tired of reading about the minutia of the daily life of your average blogger. Please don’t take offense. Most of it is just random-ass rambling that never gets to a point and then the blogger gets lost in their own thoughts and attempts to save the post with a ‘quirky thought’ that never leads you anywhere. It’s like bad foreplay and no sex. Except that you know that the foreplay sucked, your partner thinks it was ‘hot’ and then you end up irritated that you even began messin’ around with this bad kisser.

I won’t write a term paper about this cancer that has infiltrated the net, but I will tell you that I’m a writer. The ‘blogs’ on this page are short stories. That means they are works of fiction. If you like what you read, great, please leave me a comment. If you don’t, please do the same. I can’t get any better unless I improve my body of work.

That’s all I have to say, I like to keep it short and sweet.

6 Comments:

At 7:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think your comments are really rude and judgemental. If others want to use their blog to vent or comment on the details of their daily life, then that's their prerogative... you don't have to read it if you don't like it. Blogging is not exclusive just for writers..it's a place that anyone can use for self expression

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger Lu Soto said...

ha ha ha ... that's funny. I think only a writter could have put it like that. I do use my blog for venting, mostly about my husband and my cooking, but i enjoy it.

I have also tried to write short stories of my imaginary friends but i'm not so good at it.

And I do love small details of life, like "i woke up grumpy this morning"... kinna stuff.

I do miss reading your short stories, i felt such a big conection to your writting.

Lui

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger Lu Soto said...

Crap, i wrote something and it didn't come up....

Anyway, I enjoy venting in my blog, it's an easier more graphic way of keeping a diary.

Lui

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger Desiree said...

Anon, Oh geez, lighten up. Who cares? That is HER self expression. Your blog is probably exactly what she's talking about. Mine is too, but I'm not offended, I thought it was funny and true. Ok bye.

 
At 10:00 AM, Blogger Joanne said...

As far as your post is concerned... well, alrighty then! ;-)

As far as anonymous is concerned...
Look here, no one gets an attitude like that with my 'mana! It's not necessary. Although she more than got your answer, please don't feel the need to share your negativity with others who have nothing to do with you. It's her space to do with as she pleases. She doesn't post crap on your blog - WAIT, do you even have one? Or you just don't want her to read the crap on yours??? Puhlease!

Luv ya, Chica!!! BTW, I don't think you should let this person make you moderate the comments... pendejas like this one are free to come in and share, as long as they know your hermanas will kick their culo! ;-)

 
At 10:51 PM, Blogger Shelley Halima said...

Claudia, I feel you girl. It can be irritating as hell to start reading some looooonnnnngggg ass rant that NEVER gets to the fucking point. It's like, "Okay, what was this about again?" If you're going to rant than damn it, at least let readers know what you're ranting about.

Glad you're back!

 

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