Evolving.
Published on October 20, 2004 By Angloesque In Blogging
1) ...click on a blog with an interesting title, then wish you hadn't when you've read its contents? Wish people would stop commenting so the little blue flag would go down in the queue?

2) ...just want to write and not want comments, so you mark it as "private"?

3) ...wish some bloggers would get off their high horses or come out of attack dog mode?

4) ...misspell something egregiously and correct it before anyone can notice, except you weren't quick enough so they make fun of you?

5) ...leave out an important word or phrase in your post so that everyone (mis)reads what you have to say and then they ream you for it?

6) ...write something, thinking "comments be damned--it needs to be said"--and it gets no responses?

7) ...say things here you wouldn't tell your mom?

8) ...hate a blogger at first and then come to like her later, and then end up hating her again?

9) ...see the same ideas rehashed over and over and over ... *yawn* ... and over? And then realize that you wrote about it once, too, so it was over and over and over for someone before you?

10) ...get so tired of politics that you want nothing to do with them....until you come up with a political topic you just have to write, anyway?

11) ...become tired of blogging, tired of the other bloggers, tired of the admins, so you leave, vowing not to come back...but you come back?

12) ....lie?


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on Oct 20, 2004
1) Yes, yes, yes. More often than I wish. It astonishes me how often people can come up with an interesting title and then write tripe. Almost as if they shoot their whole creative load right there in the title.

2) Actually haven't done that yet (but I also have an actual, physical journal for that sort of stuff).

3) Yes. This is one of the things that almost prompted me to forever close the doors to my blog.

4) I use Iespell, so I catch most of my spelling errors, but grammar, well that has slipped through and I got zinged.

5) Have so far avoided this one.

6) Yes, much to my dismay.

7) The only reason I wouldn't tell my mom is because she would probably just look at me and say "That's nice".

8) Not exaclty like that, but there have been those I thought highly of who then revealed their true selves, and those I thought poorly of who did the same.

9) Holy crap yes. And certain people who write again and again and again about the same topic, yet seem to think they are really and truly being both original and witty with every rehash (and yes, I have done it too).

10) Yep.

11) Didn't ever vow to not come back, but seriously thought it over, then realized no one would miss me, so why bother.

12) As infrequently as I can, but I do every once in a while.

Interesting list Angloesque.
on Oct 20, 2004
1) ...click on a blog with an interesting title, then wish you hadn't when you've read its contents? Wish people would stop commenting so the little blue flag would go down in the queue?
Well, I've read some that the title was more interesting than the article, but I wouldn't say I wish I hadn't clicked on it.

2) ...just want to write and not want comments, so you mark it as "private"?
No. Never marked one as private.

3) ...wish some bloggers would get off their high horses or come out of attack dog mode?
Yep

4) ...misspell something egregiously and correct it before anyone can notice, except you weren't quick enough so they make fun of you?
Nope, I usually catch it pretty quick.

5) ...leave out an important word or phrase in your post so that everyone (mis)reads what you have to say and then they ream you for it?
Nope.

6) ...write something, thinking "comments be damned--it needs to be said"--and it gets no responses?
Yep, it happens. Seems important to me, but nobody else.

7) ...say things here you wouldn't tell your mom?
Yep, all the time.

8) ...hate a blogger at first and then come to like her later, and then end up hating her again?
Nope. Some I just don't read, but I haven't flip-flopped on any yet. Stress YET.

9) ...see the same ideas rehashed over and over and over ... *yawn* ... and over? And then realize that you wrote about it once, too, so it was over and over and over for someone before you?
Yep.

10) ...get so tired of politics that you want nothing to do with them....until you come up with a political topic you just have to write, anyway?
Yep. I rarely write anything about politics although I am guilty of writing one article more on political people than actual politics.

11) ...become tired of blogging, tired of the other bloggers, tired of the admins, so you leave, vowing not to come back...but you come back?
Nope. I just go away for a while and then come back without all the drama.

12) ....lie?
Nope. Lieing in a blog seems kinda silly to me. I am a painfully honest person in real life and tend to be here as well. A blog is about expressing yourself and it would seem silly to actually lie. Now creating a piece of fiction or using an imaginary scenario to illustrate a point is fine, but to out and out lie would be, well, stupid don't you think?
on Oct 20, 2004
1) ...click on a blog with an interesting title, then wish you hadn't when you've read its contents? Wish people would stop commenting so the little blue flag would go down in the queue?


All the time.

4) ...misspell something egregiously and correct it before anyone can notice, except you weren't quick enough so they make fun of you?


I'm usually on the other side, jumping on people for spelling, although, I realize it's not nice and try hard to fight the inner troll.

7) ...say things here you wouldn't tell your mom?


My mom sometimes reads my blog, so I try to watch myself. But, as far as I know, she doesn't read my comments on other blogs, so I'm a little more free with my dirty words elsewhere...
on Oct 20, 2004
1) ...click on a blog with an interesting title, then wish you hadn't when you've read its contents? Wish people would stop commenting so the little blue flag would go down in the queue?
Yeah like Had a nice weekend - and it's all about porn.

2) ...just want to write and not want comments, so you mark it as "private"?
Yes, I have a few friends I know in "real life" that read my blog and have JU blogs of there own so I've hidden a few of my blogs - some of them I would have appreiated comments on but you never know who's reading or who will find it.

3) ...wish some bloggers would get off their high horses or come out of attack dog mode?
Yep

4) ...misspell something egregiously and correct it before anyone can notice, except you weren't quick enough so they make fun of you?
No - but I caught Mig once and ended up looking silly cause she corrected it - it wasn't spelling it was the day that it was (tuesday not wednesday)

5) ...leave out an important word or phrase in your post so that everyone (mis)reads what you have to say and then they ream you for it?
No

6) ...write something, thinking "comments be damned--it needs to be said"--and it gets no responses?
YES *sigh* People only read my blogs about my family it seems Oh well

7) ...say things here you wouldn't tell your mom?
Yes and No - I censor myself something shocking sometimes - on my blog I mean because of all my real life friends - hence the private blogs.

8) ...hate a blogger at first and then come to like her later, and then end up hating her again?
I've never hated a blogger, I've disagreed alot - inwardly, and I've been vocal about my contempt but never hated. And I think I take most bloggers individually by their articles I mean just because I disagree with them about their views on say Abortion I may agree with them about their opion on the...war on terror or We both like chocolate icecream but I like nuts and they HATE nuts and make a public stand about banning nuts on anything.

9) ...see the same ideas rehashed over and over and over ... *yawn* ... and over? And then realize that you wrote about it once, too, so it was over and over and over for someone before you?
Of course. It's the "circle of life" - New people come to the community and they write their opions on issues they feel should be talked about - they're new so they don't know what's been said 1000's times so when they write an article about Abortion or Bush vs Kerry and they get slamed by people who are sick of those topics.

10) ...get so tired of politics that you want nothing to do with them....until you come up with a political topic you just have to write, anyway?
I've written 3 things about politics one of them got 10 comments the other 2 got nothing and very little viewage

11) ...become tired of blogging, tired of the other bloggers, tired of the admins, so you leave, vowing not to come back...but you come back?
I've never written a goodbye blog because I think if I left I'd just do it - leave, not comment, not delete anything not write anything new and not come back to see what anyone else had written. But everytime I say ok I've had enough I come back just to see what's happening on other peoples blogs. Then Elana will do something new and I'll write about it and the cycle will continue.

12) ....lie?
I think that would be pointless. So no. For one that's not who I am. For two there are people (again) who know me for real and can go hey No that's wrong you're not a millionaire, your child didn't die, you're not 15 you're 21, you don't live in paris/tahiti you're an Australian. And for 3 I would know it was a lie - I KNOW how I felt about all that ashlee/shawn/emma/bridget stuff. I know how people feel about SPM - I would feel terrible even it was a small lie like saying "I love beans" (when everyone knows the only beans I like are Jelly I don't like soya, green, string, broad, kidney, baked)

*Thumper from Bambi "If you don't gots nothing nice to say don't say nothing at all"
on Oct 20, 2004
About the lie thing. I was speaking generally, not here. I don't believe I have ever lied here, but very rarely I suppose it happens in real life. I would be lying here if I said no.
on Oct 20, 2004
1) ...click on a blog with an interesting title, then wish you hadn't when you've read its contents? Wish people would stop commenting so the little blue flag would go down in the queue?

Most definitely.

2) ...just want to write and not want comments, so you mark it as "private"?

No . . . I think I like attention far too much . . .

3) ...wish some bloggers would get off their high horses or come out of attack dog mode?

Ahh yes . . . can't name names, but yes, yes, yes . . .

4) ...misspell something egregiously and correct it before anyone can notice, except you weren't quick enough so they make fun of you?

All the freaking time . . . don't think anyone's made fun yet, but I try to fix mistakes I make before they get read too much . . .

5) ...leave out an important word or phrase in your post so that everyone (mis)reads what you have to say and then they ream you for it?

Not yet . . .

6) ...write something, thinking "comments be damned--it needs to be said"--and it gets no responses?

Not yet . . .

7) ...say things here you wouldn't tell your mom?

Well, my mom reads my blog anyways, so I just say write what I feel like and she'll pretend like she never read it . . .

8) ...hate a blogger at first and then come to like her later, and then end up hating her again?

No, but I have hated then liked or conversely, liked then hated. There is someone right now who I liked that is driving me freaking crazy and who deserves his/her comeuppance.

9) ...see the same ideas rehashed over and over and over ... *yawn* ... and over? And then realize that you wrote about it once, too, so it was over and over and over for someone before you?

Oooooh yeah.

10) ...get so tired of politics that you want nothing to do with them....until you come up with a political topic you just have to write, anyway?

Uh huh.

11) ...become tired of blogging, tired of the other bloggers, tired of the admins, so you leave, vowing not to come back...but you come back?

Not yet . . .

12) ....lie?

Not yet . . .

Neat blog, Angloesque.
on Oct 20, 2004
Y'all are so good. I used to lie, when I first started blogging, but that was 'cause I was a teacher and was deathly afraid my students would discover me. Irrational, really.

Actually, the purpose of this blog was to save myself 12 blogs' worth of stuff.

-A.
on Oct 21, 2004
1) ...click on a blog with an interesting title, then wish you hadn't when you've read its contents? Wish people would stop commenting so the little blue flag would go down in the queue?

Many times...

2) ...just want to write and not want comments, so you mark it as "private"?

No. I've moved one topic off to private.

3) ...wish some bloggers would get off their high horses or come out of attack dog mode?

get off the high horse - yes.

4) ...misspell something egregiously and correct it before anyone can notice, except you weren't quick enough so they make fun of you?

not yet.

5) ...leave out an important word or phrase in your post so that everyone (mis)reads what you have to say and then they ream you for it?

not yet. (Not here yet)

6) ...write something, thinking "comments be damned--it needs to be said"--and it gets no responses?

Sometimes.

7) ...say things here you wouldn't tell your mom?

Definetly. But she wouldn't be shocked even if she saw it.

8) ...hate a blogger at first and then come to like her later, and then end up hating her again?

Not hate... but put off. Dont really care to hate online personalities anymore.

9) ...see the same ideas rehashed over and over and over ... *yawn* ... and over? And then realize that you wrote about it once, too, so it was over and over and over for someone before you?

yeah I think so.

10) ...get so tired of politics that you want nothing to do with them....until you come up with a political topic you just have to write, anyway?

I never write about politics nor get into those discussions, I don't like political debates in the first place.

11) ...become tired of blogging, tired of the other bloggers, tired of the admins, so you leave, vowing not to come back...but you come back?

Done that elsewhere in the past, but will never do that again. Makes one look pathetic, as if crying for attention.

12) ....lie?

Not on a blog, not yet.
on Oct 27, 2004
1) ...click on a blog with an interesting title, then wish you hadn't when you've read its contents? Wish people would stop commenting so the little blue flag would go down in the queue?

All the time. I'm with trina about the 'I had a good weekend' article. Naughty Ali isn't my favourite person on this site...

2) ...just want to write and not want comments, so you mark it as "private"?

Yeah. Not often, but sometimes.

3) ...wish some bloggers would get off their high horses or come out of attack dog mode?

God yeah! You can criticise someone's point of view without being mean. If you need to resort to that you are obviously intellectually lacking as a smart person knows that a strong argument is far more effective than threatening words any day. There are a few big, bad, bullies on this site. I'm glad that I've not incurred their wrath yet.

4) ...misspell something egregiously and correct it before anyone can notice, except you weren't quick enough so they make fun of you?

I have mis-spelt but not enough people read my blog to bother correcting me!

5) ...leave out an important word or phrase in your post so that everyone (mis)reads what you have to say and then they ream you for it?

Oh god yeah. I believe the topic was lying or something and I said 'For god's sake - if I ask you if I look fat in these pants I want you to say no' where as, for my argument, it should have said yes. Or maybe it was the other way around? Can't remember. Anyway, as such I confused a tonne of people, changed the entire track of the thread until I realised my foolishness at which point I was chuckled at (but only in a nice way!)

6) ...write something, thinking "comments be damned--it needs to be said"--and it gets no responses?

It's sad to say, but I'm not a particularly inflammatory person. Nothing I write ends up being controversial.

7) ...say things here you wouldn't tell your mom?

Oh god yes.

8) ...hate a blogger at first and then come to like her later, and then end up hating her again?

I go up and down with a lot of people. Someone who's writing I love one week I'll find annoying the next. I'm just too flippant for my own good.

9) ...see the same ideas rehashed over and over and over ... *yawn* ... and over? And then realize that you wrote about it once, too, so it was over and over and over for someone before you?

Probably.

10) ...get so tired of politics that you want nothing to do with them....until you come up with a political topic you just have to write, anyway?

I never write or read about politics on this site, or anywhere else for that matter. Ignorance, as they say, is bliss.

11) ...become tired of blogging, tired of the other bloggers, tired of the admins, so you leave, vowing not to come back...but you come back?

Nope. Never even thought about leaving.

12) ....lie?

Yeah. Not big lies but embellishments which make my stories a little spicier. I figure it doesn't really matter as I write here to help improve my writing in general. It shouldn't make much of a difference to anyone if i lie a little here and there. And it's never about anything big.

Brilliant questions.
on Oct 27, 2004

1) ...click on a blog with an interesting title, then wish you hadn't when you've read its contents? Wish people would stop commenting so the little blue flag would go down in the queue?


Hell, yes!

2) ...just want to write and not want comments, so you mark it as "private"?


No, I never have. 

3) ...wish some bloggers would get off their high horses or come out of attack dog mode?


All the freakin' time.  There's one in particular who just makes me see red.....

4) ...misspell something egregiously and correct it before anyone can notice, except you weren't quick enough so they make fun of you?


Yep.  Again, all the freakin' time.

5) ...leave out an important word or phrase in your post so that everyone (mis)reads what you have to say and then they ream you for it?


Yes.

6) ...write something, thinking "comments be damned--it needs to be said"--and it gets no responses?


Yes.  Things that I think are interesting and important get 2 or 3 comments at the most....but bullshit that I just toss out there gets a huge response.

7) ...say things here you wouldn't tell your mom?


All the time.

8) ...hate a blogger at first and then come to like her later, and then end up hating her again?


Oh yes.  I kick myself in the ass for not liking someone, and I try to see the positive in them...but the dislike factor is so huge it always comes back and wins out in the end.  Btw, you're not talking about me, are you?

9) ...see the same ideas rehashed over and over and over ... *yawn* ... and over? And then realize that you wrote about it once, too, so it was over and over and over for someone before you?


Yes...put it this way, I will be very glad when the election is over. 

10) ...get so tired of politics that you want nothing to do with them....until you come up with a political topic you just have to write, anyway?


Are you reading my mind?



11) ...become tired of blogging, tired of the other bloggers, tired of the admins, so you leave, vowing not to come back...but you come back?


Yes.  it really is an addiction.  Sometimes I really want to leave....but I can't.

12) ....lie?


Not big fat ones, no.  Sometimes I use a little poetic license, but I don't tell big fat outright lies.

on Oct 27, 2004
8) ...hate a blogger at first and then come to like her later, and then end up hating her again?

Oh yes. I kick myself in the ass for not liking someone, and I try to see the positive in them...but the dislike factor is so huge it always comes back and wins out in the end. Btw, you're not talking about me, are you?


No, not you, though since you opened it up I'll admit you're one of the people I really didn't like at first. Cheers, though--your comments on the article about H's shirts were pretty cool and I think that was one of the first places we had real interaction. I was going to do the PC thing and put "s/he" or "him/her" but forgot. And while I'm on this subject, one of my former profs thought a great way to be gender neutral would be to combine the words "she, he, it," ergo:

s/h/it

It's funny how first impressions are, though, because that's all they are--impressions. I can't think of any concrete reasons, but my brain has been imprinted with "UserX = Good, UserY = Bad."

-A.

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