Comments, Reviews, and Conversation
Here is where you say, "Well... what about you? This blog is just opinion, your opinion, and it does nothing for me." And I reply, "You are absolutely right. You don't know me. You have no reason to value nor listen to my words." The difference though is, this is my personal blog and I'm not editorializing on a site that is for news on X subject. My blog is 100% my opinion but if I'm going to be a journalist for a reputable site, then I'm going to write a story using facts laid out to the reader without putting forth my own opinion. Or am I? Have I found my own hypocrisy?
The question then is, do I maintain the hypocrisy or remove it? Fit in the system designed as is or not play the game? So much to think about.
Then you add in comments and you get people who like and don't like something verbally sparring over why they like or don't like something. Yet the same applies... Who are these people? Why should their views even rate with any validity to mine? Why do I care? Should I care? I don't care because a crowd sourced, mob mentality, means nothing to me.
I'm finding more and more that I don't care about the nameless people out there. I'm finding I really only care for the conversation of those I know and relate too. We may be different in various ways but we get along and we have good conversation. I'm interested in the conversation that goes along with their thoughts on a subject. But the people out there, the unsolicited comments, they no longer interest me. It's nothing but online noise given form through written word. A critic of a faceless entity who thinks they know best. Nothing more than noise.
So should you care what is written in this blog? Probably not. You should take it for entertainment value only. If you like the words, have at it. If you don't, click away... And if you do stick around... Well then, I'll catch you next time...