This past week has really been a bit strange – especially in the blogosphere. For the most part it has seemed excedingly quiet and my stats have been awful. Which is always depressing to a blogger I guess and I know we aren’t supposed to take it to heart – stuff happens – there are slumps, blah blah. I know that. I’ve been at this for quite a while and you’d think I’d have learned by now. Still, it gets me down.
I spend a lot of time coming up with ideas for posts and writing them and so on. Just like everybody else so when it turns out that the effort doesn’t seem to be worth it… Oh well. But I do wonder maybe that’s the problem, maybe I do spend too much time working on posts. Maybe I should just do that whatever is in my mind at the moment thing. It does seem to work for a lot of bloggers. I don’t know. Maybe I should just start trolling for lots of pictures of cats, dogs, mice and hamsters doing stupid things. I just got an email from a friend proclaiming how funny the contents were and when I opened it I found the standard 10 pics off the Cheezburger site. Yet people just can’t seem to get enough of them. Maybe it is all about the cats.
I mean who doesn’t want to see a bunch of pics of crazy cats doing crazy things? Playing banjos and golf or jumping up in the air with a funny photo-shopped expression on their face – now that’s entertainment, yeah? Although cats really have been done to death, so I’d probably have to find a lesser used animal. Maybe a bass fish or a bunny? Bunnies are funny, right? Or hedgehogs, they don’t get very much play in the blogosphere and that seems rather unfair – salamanders too are a greatly ignored species for funny pics as well.
Perhaps words are passe? It could be, I think honestly that people do think in pictures, so to speak. I mean when you think of something you don’t get an image of text in your mind – you get an image, right? So maybe pictorial posts should be the order of the day? In fact, I probably should have done this post in pictures instead of words because you’re probably not still reading – you’ve moved on to find some funny pictures that make you spit coffee all over your monitor. Am I right? I thought so.
It could very well be that writers are dinosaurs, a breed moving dangerously close to the edge of extinction. I know I spent 3 hours yesterday looking for some poetry to read on the internet. I went to one of those sites that is supposed to be a directory for poetry/writing blogs. I was astounded to discover that I found just about everything but. Even the poetry blogs didn’t have poetry, they had marketing news, politics, funny pics, commentary and meanderings of the author’s daily routine – but no poetry. Out of the 100 sites I went to, I found ten that had some poetry, of those maybe 5 that seemed to really be about poetry. Shocking I must say. Shocking.
Oh well, I guess this writer will have to change with the times, start using pictures and learn how to use photoshop. I may need to up my RAM though, cuz those graphics eat up space like nobody’s business. What do you guys think? Should I change the name of the blog to “I Can Haz a Chilidog”?