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to think blogs are crap?

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takataka Tue 11-Dec-12 10:52:04

Admittedly I haven’t read all that many, but I have read a few…all of which are just drivel. Is anyone really interested in the minutiae of someone else’s life to that extent?
Why would you write one? Why would you think other people want to read it?

(Obviously I am missing something aren’t I? confused)

KenLeeeeeeeInnaSantaHat Tue 11-Dec-12 10:53:40

So don't read them. hmm

I read blogs that interest me and apply to my lifestyle. Those that don't, I don't read, as opposed to dismissing them as "crap".

Pantofino Tue 11-Dec-12 10:53:42

There ARE some fab ones - but the ones I enjoy tend to be more refelections on what is going on in the world than navel-gazing.

AfterEightMintyy Tue 11-Dec-12 10:54:58

Well this is a nice goading thread for a fine December morning. Are you bored op?

takataka Tue 11-Dec-12 10:56:22

panto any links?

all the ones i have read are definitely of the navel-gazing variety

takataka Tue 11-Dec-12 10:56:59

not goading mintyy

any links to a good blog? do you write one?

BettySwollocksandaCrustyRack Tue 11-Dec-12 10:58:55

Well I only read blogs which are applicable to things I am interested in. If I read a gardening blog...yawn yawn but if I read a blog about something I love then all good.

Just don't read them then.

TBH your OP is a bit of an insult to people who put a lot of time and effort into their blogs. There are some really inspiring stories out there.

MrsLyman Tue 11-Dec-12 11:09:48

I really like this one, it's witty reviews on reality tv such as strictly come dancing & X Factor, although I only read the SCD one. I'm not really a fan of the diary style this is my life type blog, is that the kind you mean?

takataka Tue 11-Dec-12 11:10:48

ok, well i am missing something then. because the ones i have read are like brain spew; he equivalent of the diary that should be kept prrivately under your pillow....

squeakytoy Tue 11-Dec-12 11:11:28

from the ones I have seen YANBU...

self indulgent navel gazing twaddle by people who seem to think everyone will be fascinated by hearing their random wittering..

Nancy66 Tue 11-Dec-12 11:11:57

the monkseal one is really good I have to say

....but I hate all the 'mummy' blogs.

TheCraicDealer Tue 11-Dec-12 11:12:59

My colleague writes a blog. I always think of this when she begins a sentence with, "So I was writing a blog post....".

Having said that, I do occasionally read Beautyfool, which is a half decent beauty blog.

Lesbeadiva Tue 11-Dec-12 11:15:21

Yep all blogs are crap hmm

takataka Tue 11-Dec-12 11:15:32

thanks for the link Mrs i will take a look...

FloatyBeatie Tue 11-Dec-12 11:17:41

grin TheCraicDealer!

That's a card I'm like to sent to most of the people I have unfollowed on Twitter.

takataka Tue 11-Dec-12 11:18:31

haha craic obvioulsy it is not an uncommon view of blogs then grin

FloatyBeatie Tue 11-Dec-12 11:19:23

Not that I think all blogs are crap, of course! It's just that there is a terrible oversupply, and the poor souls who write them naturally have to promote them even at the cost of annoying people. I've done it myself blushblush

WorraLorraTurkey Tue 11-Dec-12 11:21:44

I find blogs boring so I don't read them but I know people who do, so each to their own.

However, I had the misfortune to skim read 2 blogs this morning and talk about an eye opener. I had no idea how much personal information and shitty laundry some people air in public.

I guess they can be either a good thing or bad, just like Facebook and Twitter etc.

AfterEightMintyy Tue 11-Dec-12 11:21:50

You are goading though aren't you? You know that a lot of bloggers use Mumsnet and that a lot of Mumsnetters read blogs. If you wanted to have a serious conversation about blogs and blogging you would have asked your question in a different way.

Tailtwister Tue 11-Dec-12 11:24:38

There are some really good ones. I love cookery blogs ('Smitten Kitchen' being one which springs to mind) and a couple of family members have them so I read those too. The general 'being a mummy' ones can be a bit annoying, but even those have some interesting bits and pieces in from time to time.

ThursdayWillBeTheDay Tue 11-Dec-12 11:30:14

I think before people begin to blog they should remember Thursday's first law....just because you can write, doesn't mean you should.

There are some beautiful, witty, intelligent, hilarious blogs out there, that I spend hours reading...and lol-ing at, and crying at, and splutting my coffee out at.

And then, yes, there's the "I've had a baby! And I'm going to tell the world about every fucking smile and shitty nappy for the next 5 yrs" blog.

I have just laughed and laughed at this one (courtesy of the X Factor thread which I've lurked on for years)

PessaryPam Tue 11-Dec-12 11:31:33

I read and and that's about it.

strawberrypenguin Tue 11-Dec-12 11:31:34

I write one partly about my DS who has a relitavly rare medical condition (now hopefully 'fixed') partly as a diary for me and partly to reach out to others who are going through the same/similar thing. But I'm not forcing anyone to read it!

Cachaca Tue 11-Dec-12 11:32:03

I wouldn't be so general but yes, you have to sift through a lot of crap to find the good stuff. It's because people are now able to get their writing out there, unmoderated by publishing companies or other types of intermediary.

The witty, interesting, knowledgeable writers are all still out there. But you have to try to distinguish them from the sort of person who, pre-blogging, would have declared that one day they might write a book about their life. Plus, of course, all the people who are trying to sell you something.

takataka Tue 11-Dec-12 11:36:13

If you wanted to have a serious conversation about blogs and blogging you would have asked your question in a different way

it is just the way i am mintyy

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