Every day there are 120000 new blog sites registered — a staggering 43 million a year. According to blog search engine Technorati, there are already 70 million blog sites registered worldwide. Admittedly the majority of the bloggers get bored rather quickly and don’t bother to update their sites, but that’s still 70 million people (higher than the population of the UK) who desperately want to be columnists.Be gone with you, blogger-morons!! No one wants to read your wanna-be drivel!! You are nothing but poseurs, trying to imitate those you so clearly admire!! And admirable we real journalist are, for we have editors and fact checkers and the like. And we never ever mess up!!!
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Most blog sites are the air guitars of journalism. They’re cobbled together by people who wouldn’t stand a hope in hell of getting a job in journalism, mainly because they have very little to say. It’s rather sad how many people think the tedious minutiae of their lives will be of any interest to anyone else.
It’s even sadder when someone reads them.
Many bloggers prefer to remain anonymous and with good reason. The content of their sites is so moronic that even their best friends would disown them if they knew they were the authors. As with most things in life, something that costs nothing is usually worth nothing and that puzzles me. Are there really 70 million bloggers out there hoping that their writing talents will be recognised, or is this just another example of modern narcissism?
Here's the choice bit:
I do, however, object to some anonymous, scrofulous nerd pumping meaningless drivel into cyberspace at all hours of the day and night simply because he can’t find a girl to sleep with him. These are the sort of w ackos who gun down their fellow students at university.In other words, there ought to be a law forbidding people from spewing their mindless ravings on the internet because it is objectionable to David Bullard, the arbiter of all journalistic goodness and rightness.
Bullard, of course, doesn't have any idea what motivates people to write blogs. He clearly doesn't read those that are thoughtful and thought-provoking. He simply tars the entire blogging project with one big brush -- "You're a dork with no girlfriend, so you blog about stupid things because you want to be me. And you're a bit scary, so I am going to suggest that a lot of bloggers are really psycopathic mass murderers because they are frustrated sexually. And I object to reading their content." And he calls us narcissistic. What a toad. Oh yeah--and if you don't want to read blogs, then DON'T NAVIGATE TO THEM. Easy as pie, unless you're an idiot.