Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Is This the End of the Internet?

There is this website that everybody was linking to a while ago that said "Sorry, but you have reached the end of the Internet. You can't go any further from here." (Here this website is, if you are curious.) Sometimes, it seems that people have confused my blog with that site.

I just received yet another long e-mail containing a bullet-point list of everything that is wrong with my blog (content, writing style, even the excessive frequency of my responses to other people's comments) and an equally long list of suggestions as to how I can improve my bad blog. Of course, the question remains of why this person who knows so well how to write a good blog doesn't just write one of their own. 

I've received quite a few of such missives and I have to tell everybody who's been trying to improve my blog: I'm sorry, people, but it is not extremely likely that I will change everything about the way I blog in the foreseeable future. The good news, though, is that this is not the end of the Internet. If everything on this blog annoys you, you can always move on. 


Pagan Topologist said...

It is because the commenters are socialists. The capitalist way is to do sometning better yourself if you see someone doing something foolish or unsatisfactory. The socialist way is to just make whatever small efforts you can to improve the status quo, which you are resigned to not being able to do anything much about.

Clarissa said...

That's a very interesting analysis. Are you a socialist or a capitalist, according to this interpretation? :-) :-)

I love the definition of the socialist. I think it would work great if applied to the Democratic Party, too. Not because I think they are socialists, of course, but because it works. :-)

Pagan Topologist said...

I am somewhere in between. This was intended as a joke, of course, but there is a bit of meaningful analysis in it.

D said...

Personally, I think it's a very interesting blog where people seem able to discuss issues in a sensible manner regardless of their political orientation. As a newcomer, I'd say if it ain't broke don't fix it.

Clarissa said...

Thank you, D! This is very nice to hear.

Welcome to the blog!