I know that this blog has become increasingly dull during the last few months. There are reasons for this, which I won't bore you with at the moment. To the few of you who still bother visiting The Age of Tedium, I promise to make amends in the not too distant future. But mine isn't the only boring blog. I have wasted an inordinate amount of time recently clicking the next blog button and visiting what is supposedly a random selection from the Blogosphere, although it does seem to favour Brazil for some strange reason.
I would say that at least 90% of the blogs I've seen are very dull. Most of them also seem to fall within a rather limited number of categories:
- American family blogs, full of references to Jesus and the local church
- Arty photos with long poems in Spanish
- Sites claiming that a 22-year-old in Bracknell wants to be my 'fuck buddy'
- Boring techno-geek sites about software
- Journals of Asian high school kids written in 'txtspk'
- Photos of newly born babies, usually with ghastly names like Kai or Teanna-Lee
- Blogs by craft enthusiasts, displaying their latest piece of knitwear
- Travel journals full of stunning landscapes that make me feel jealous
- Random selections of photos of hunky celebs, cute animals and 'funny' pictures
- The wit and wisdom of the President of Iran
I found a couple of Asian teenager sites with sentences like these: here we are ^^ -he is my secondary skul fren- frenship forever k?! n...dun scare of driving lar...
I've no idea why President Ahmadinejad should feature so prominently. The worst thing is that a lot of what he says make sense. Maybe there's a Muslim fundamentalist inside me waiting to get out, as I also once found myself thinking that Bin Laden had a point as well. But would I have to believe in God and grow a beard?
I once set myself a target to find a site that would be interesting enough to bookmark within 50 clicks. I failed. There were no John Selfs, Fiction Bitches or Bookseller Crows. Not even the least book-related book-related blog that you're reading now. So if you're consumed with doubt about the point of blogging and the quality of your material, just look at the competition.