A cry for help

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Last updated on July 24th, 2017 at 07:20 am

The Daily Telegraph’s Anita Quigley ain’t no fan of blogs:

For the most part they are the height of egotism, nearly always banal and often a psychological cry for help.

Why some pimply-faced geek, sicko or average Joe Blow thinks someone else wants to read every random thought that crosses their mind is beyond me.

Alongside the belief that we all have a novel in us – we haven’t – blogging is the ultimate form of narcissism.

Er, great writing. Anita’s random thoughts continue:

And while some are briefly set up for business reasons, many are from ordinary people in search of fame – or rather momentary attention – having probably failed auditions for the likes of Big Brother or Australian Idol.

Having said that, I have become aware of a few worthwhile, or least entertaining, blogs.

But for every informative and moving blog there are endless whingers or attention seekers sharing intimate details of an acrimonious divorce, what they like to wear, or simply launching toxic attacks on their colleagues or bosses.

Quigley—whose piece reads like it was written at least four years ago—mistakenly regards blogs as a collective, rather than individual entities. Imagine a column from her on another media form: “I have become aware of a few worthwhile, or least entertaining, magazines. But for every informative and moving magazine there are endless showbiz or gossip mags … ”

Posted by Tim B. on 08/10/2005 at 01:38 AM
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