Saturday, May 12, 2007

The vacuity of industrial scale blogging

Arcati's experiment of creating a "conscience site" at Telegraph Blogs is not really working out - my only interactions have been with staff writers who sweetly came to say hello at first. I already feel polluted by association. The main problem is the boring effect of industrial scale opinion-production: why would I want to read some idiot blogging that the disappearance of young Maddie is "very sad"? I find it tragic that someone thought this needed saying. Most people can't blog or write or even craft an opinion. It would be better if they just did something else on their days off, like construct a DIY mini-greenhouse from the local garden centre, or something. But I shall keep an eye on the new and attractive Telegraph Blogs site: it helps to remind me that only refined singularity can help focus minds.

9 comments:

steph said...

..we never know until we try something different..I concur, sometimes anonymity has quite a profound affect on our own psyche, in addition the idiot anons and their comments on nothing..! There are many more important subjects to blog about..that's why I read your column regularly..your blogs are original, fun, brilliant and outspoken..and I thank you for being you..
steph

Walter Ellis said...

I think Steph meant, thank you for being you ... whoever you are! Otherwise her comment on "idiot anons" would make no sense.

steph said...

..Madame knew what I meant...

Arcati said...

Thank you for your kind words Steph.

Anonymous said...

< Most people can't blog or write or even craft an opinion. It would be better if they just did something else on their days off >

Funny that, I was just thinking the same about some people who actually can blog, write and craft an opinion, but whose talent could be used more interestingly than gossiping about who's fucking who, and how, in the small British world of media, literature and entertainment.

Arcati said...

You thought that all yourself? Wonders never cease.

Anonymous said...

I have to confess that you helped me a lot...

Guido Fawkes Esq. said...

Indeed.

Anonymous said...

"Arcati's experiment of creating a "conscience site" at Telegraph Blogs is not really working out"

That's just because your concience is deaf and dumb.

Bury that still-born child. :-)