a realistic dose of cynicism


The blogvolution will not be televised. (maybe, if you ask nicely)

As little time as I have to do it, I still love blogging. I love that people I know are interested in what I have to say… or even what I think. To be perfectly honest, most of the time it’s either hilarious or nonsensical. That’s right. I said it. I’m bipartisan.

It seems to me that blogs are sprouting up all over the place. It almost seems like a chain reaction, whereby one person starts up a really successful blog. People reading this successful blog, wanting also to flaunt their journalistic persona and/or find an outlet for the chaos in their minds, follow exuberantly in their footsteps. I will attempt to… explain this phenomenon. No, not merely explain it… but maybe even diagram it (might as well use this B.S. ECE).

First, a disclaimer: I make no assumptions about who people are friends with. (or is it whom?) Actually, everything that follows is assumed, since I don’t really talk to people anyway.

I noticed that Jenny started a blog today. I can only imagine that this stemmed from her friendship with Denice. Who is the special friend of Jared. Whose roommate is Marc, and is also friends with Calvin (yes, I know they’re the same link). Who are friends of yours truly (aka ME). Who was first inspired by Jess, and ultimately, by Melody.

By Melody? You don’t think I’m serious? Well, I have proof from the horse’s mouth (well, more like pixels on a screen transferred through a series of tubes that originate at squares of plastic that Melody’s fingers actuate):

Me: congratulations!

Melody: on…

Me: …igniting the kindling on the fire of blogvolution

Melody: hahah
Melody: that’s a crazy concept
Melody: I was not the originator

Me: i couldn’t find a better analogy

Melody: well, I started my blog on my birthday last year
Melody: and then
Melody: I don’t know

Me: so was it jess?

Melody: we started ours at the same time
Melody: she started hers like the day after mine

Me: ooh
Me: you ARE the originator
Me: the agent of change
Me: the fearless visionary

I apologize if I’ve left anyone out. If I have, it’s probably because you don’t know me very well. Either that, or a link to your blog isn’t shamelessly plastered all over your google chat status. Which mine is, by the way.

Oh, and that organizational flowchart I promised. According to this, we could even form a semi-crippled, pseudo-semi-sufficient company!

The blogosphere as we know it.

The blogosphere as we know it.

So, to everyone I’ve named (and for everyone I haven’t) who has started a blog recently, you know who to thank… your resident poster child for type-A-ness.

Don’t look me, I don’t know who it is.


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6 Responses

  1. Melody says:

    WHOA WHOA WHOA, I never claimed to have started this “blogvolution.”

    I refuse to take any credit for whatever creative juices people feel the need to pour out.

    The only thing I know is that Unchained Melody will remain steadfast until … I run out of juices. Violently creative juices.

  2. Jess says:

    I am dying of laughter. Jerry, you are a class act.

  3. Denice says:

    oh jerry, the blogvolution started in high school when all the teeny boppers wrote about all their drama on xanga! do you remember xanga? yeah.. that’s what i had up until a year ago..

  4. Melody says:

    I forgot to ask whether those $37.6 billion and $85 billion spa getaways and hunting trips were for me.

  5. Jerry says:

    Denice: oh jerry, the blogvolution started in high school when all the teeny boppers wrote about all their drama on xanga! do you remember xanga? yeah.. that’s what i had up until a year ago..

    I had Xanga too… I closed it. Too much embarrassment. Too much… stupid naive teenager.

  6. Darling says:

    i love looking at the little faceless lego-ish people

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