Thursday, August 09, 2007
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Hoffa, Jimmy Hoffa
A coalition of bloggers are banding together in an attempt to unionize in order to receive health insurance, conduct collective bargaining or even set professional standards, according to an AP news story. And now I'm blogging about this story. See how the "blogging circle of life" works?
The article says that "about 11 percent of American Internet users have created Web pages or blogs for others while eight percent have created their own online journals or Weblogs, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project. With pages focused on everything from bird watching to celebrity footwear, more than 120,000 blogs are created every day and more than 58,000 new posts are made each hour, according to data from Technorati, which tracks more than 94 million blogs worldwide."
Man, that's a lot of blogs. And who the f*@k would blog about celebrity footwear? Worse, who would read such a blog? Certainly no one that deserves health insurance.
One blogger gal claims that "blogging is very intense -- physically, mentally," she said. "You're constantly scanning for news. You're constantly trying to come up with information that you think will mobilize your readers. In the meantime, you're sitting at a computer and your ass is getting wider and your arm and neck and shoulder are wearing out because you're constantly using a mouse."
Well, you have succeeded in mobilizing a reader, lady: Me! Your stupid comments have "mobilized" me to declare you softheaded.
In conclusion, I guess I'd have to say that I'm against this whole 'blog union for health insurance' thing. Thank goodness I'm insured!