Granted there aren’t any comments, but it is personal web publishing, there is an RSS feed, a permalink, a date and well… content one might not necessarily be surprised to find on some forum of ‘Bathetically Ludicrous Online Gibberish’.
Well worth a read and a chuckle… to tell the truth I like a Dean that ‘aint afraid to publically express their thoughts… now I wonder if he’ll be equally happy to discuss them…
“Lately, I’ve been wandering around Blogland, and I’m struck by the narcissism and banality of so many personal blogs, of which, if the statistics are to believed, there are millions. Here, private lives tumble into public view, with no respect for seemliness or established social norms. Here, as the philosopher Roger Scruton said of Reality TV, ‘[a]ll fig leaves, whether of language, thought or behavior, have now been removed.’ What desperate craving for attention is indicated by this kind of mundane, online journaling? Surely, one writes a diary for one’s personal satisfaction; journaling is, after all, a deeply private act.
One wonders for whom these hapless souls blog. Why do they chose to they expose their unremarkable opinions, sententious drivel and unedifying private lives to the potential gaze of total strangers? What prompts this particular kind of digital exhibitionism? The present generation of bloggers seems to imagine that such crassly egotistical behavior is socially acceptable and that time-honored editorial and filtering functions have no place in cyberspace. Undoubtedly, these are the same individuals who believe that the free-for-all, communitarian approach of Wikipedia is the way forward.” [Dean’s Notes: BLOG: see also Bathetically Ludicrous Online Gibberish]