Saturday, November 14, 2009

The truth about blogging

As you can probably tell, I have no issue with blogging.  It is an easy way for me to spend some time writing in a diary. 

Lets not for a moment think that it has any more meaning than that.

What amuses me to no end in the folks at http.(fill in the blanks here) who set up paypal accounts and place big notices on their blog how "your contributions are what keeps (fill in the blanks here) running. 

Give me a break folks.  Google doesn't charge a dime for this crap.  What your really want is someone to pay you so that you don't have to get a real job.

Most bloggers who do this tend toward the shrill.  It is as though these folks claim to see deeper into the future and write about it to save us.  They should be well compensated for their erudite and dire warnings that have a pronounced tendency of not quite working out the way they said.

So, give to folks if you want.  But hell, I think the money would best be spent elsewhere.  If something out there in the blogosphere gives you a good feeling, go and buy a bum a drink.  Go and donate to a food bank.  Start a business and build it up enough to hire someone.  Loan some money to a needy friend and don't fret about getting it back.

But remember this.  Most of the folks who are claiming to need contributions are usually sitting in a warm house, writing on a laptop, using a high speed internet connection that comes with their cable TV, and usually have a pretty good shtick going.


Publius said...

good point. I tend to spend my extra bucks buying my unemployed artist friend in my neighborhood a drink... I feel better doing that than anything else.

What's the state of the world, Mr. D? I can't remember your real name...

Mayberry said...

A rather jaded view, but probably right to some degree. Especially where a certain "snot green" blog is concerned. Though I do read it now and then.... Me, I have no ads. I do have a "blog for food" button, but I can't remember the last time anyone used it. Well, the last use was to forward a donation for a blind prepper who is being forced to move...