25 February 2005

Annoying Little Bloggers....

The following twelve types of blogs/bloggers have inspired my bile. Can you think of any more?

  1. People who write ‘then’ for ‘than’ and vice versa
  2. People who blog in English as a bad second language
  3. Americans who describe themselves as ‘somewhere mid west’ like the whole bloody blogging community is in the USA
  4. Americans who announce National Such-and-such day without actually mentioning its IN AMERICA, because lets face it, no other English speakers can read anyway
  5. Anybody who doesn’t know where the spellchecker is, in Word
  6. The argumentative ‘in your face and down your throat’ bible-bashing style blogs from the far right and far left of American politics
  7. ‘My baby is perfect’ blogs
  8. Craft blogs
  9. Anything that looks like a Stepford wife wrote it
  10. Anyone who tries to ram a nauseatingly hammy catchphrase down your throat. I have real sympathy for some of a certain blogger’s more recent posts about her children’s issues, but when the hammy catchphrase turns up three or four times every post, it triggers my gag reflex.
  11. 98% of blogs with poetry on
  12. Any blog with a flag in the title frame – because too many are either political, blinkered, or both

8 comments:

Jennifer said...

You make some excellent points here. I have issue with only one or two. Do you mean to say there is life beyond the US of A???

Kidding...kidding...kidding...Some of my best friends are British, you know? Um, wait. That didn't come out exactly right.

But I am guilty sometimes of the assumption that everyone just knows what I'm talking about. Imagining people the world over sitting and reading my little piece of cyberspace seems too atrociously massive to contemplate. However, I promise to pay closer attention.

Cheryl said...

I am CERTAIN your very funny blog was nowhere in my mind at all, when I wrote this!
Thanks :)

ViVi said...

Heh. I've got more flags than you can shake a stick at, but no blinkies or politics, promise. :)

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Badaunt said...

You seem to have covered it all. Well, except the ones that start, "I had a boring day today," or "I can't think of anything interesting to write about," and then proceed to tell you ALL THE DETAILS - and they were right!

I'm not sure about the blogging in English as a bad second language one, though. I've been reading a few 2nd language blogs that are getting better all the time. As an English language teacher I greatly admire the sheer persistence and COURAGE it takes to get out there and try to express yourself in a language that isn't your own. Also, using a language is the only way to improve, and most of my students are so BLOODY unwilling to do this that I tend to get all soppy over anyone who does.

Kim said...

LOL at the gag reflex, you tell'em!

PSP Politics, Sports and Philosophy said...

You forgot, left wing, right wing, pro life, pro dyke (not that there is anythign wrong with Lesbians, but its not a political cause), anti gay and of course ones about PETS ....

Oh, btw, I live in the MidWest... we Americans are egocentric, it is part of our culture, just like the French being stuck up and the English being wonderful, sexy drunken folk and the Japanese being polite ... we can't help it.....

Anonymous said...

No One said... (not that there is anythign wrong with Lesbians, but its not a political cause)....

According to Celia Kitzinger in "The Social Construction of Lesbianism" 1987, Lesbianism is a political issue. So there! :-) Amazing the stuff we read in our lives! - HW