Blogger Rules of Engagement..
To say that I’m a “blogger” is a bit over-stating my situation. I mean, I have a blog, and I think it’s pretty dope. (Yes, I realize that there’s things I could do to make navigation easier, I’m workin on dat!) There’s very few people that read my blog that know me in real life. (I see you Karolina)
And if you don’t comment, I don’t know you read. Thanks, Management.
Now, in order to make our interaction (between me and you) a little bit smoother, I find it necessary to give you “The Rules.” These will help you immensely. If you feel like I’m picking on you suck it up that’s really not the case. For all purposes of this post, let’s say that I’m a blogger.
These are the “Rules for Dealing With A Blogger.”
Disclaimer: Not all rules apply to every blogger.
1. Everything is subject to a post:
I felt the need to make this rule #1 because if you read nothing else, then I need you to know this! Everything has the potential to become a post. The same way that you can start a blog that does nothing but get everyone angry is the same way that I can (and will) write a post about something you said that I thought was provoking. This is where rants, commentary, and just basic “whatever” gets out. My train of thought isn’t often popular, and this is where it finds a home, as well as validation that I’m not crazy (thanks folks). On the flip side though, that leads me to #2.
2. Privacy will be maintained:
I have what I would call a “life blog” which means that I draw posts (and topics) from life. I understand that privacy is key. I will never use real names on a post. I’m not gonna put anyone out there that way. Unless you really don’t care, then if that’s the case that saves me from having to think up an alias. (and I appreciate you) Nobody will know that I’m talking about you except me and you (and whoever YOU tell). You’ll probably know when I am feeling a post though, because in the middle of conversations, I find myself going, “ooh, I think that’s a post.” So there, take note of that, and keep an eye out. That situation will show up (when I feel like writing about it.)
3. No, I don’t have to run it by you first:
You are not the FCC. Depending, on your importance to me I might not give you a head’s up before that situation that we engaged in is published. Don’t act shocked, just be aware. If you don’t want me to write about your lameness, then don’t do lame crap. Alright, that last sentence was a little harsh, but REALLY! Do ya know what it’s like to be up at 2 in the morning with nothing to write and the deadline was midnight!? Don’t deprive me of a topic, I won’t let you do it. Not only that, but since none of you are paying, then you don’t really get “Artists’ approval.” priviledges (i’m pretty sure I didn’t spell that right)
4. Wanna get a clue about me: Read
This is mostly for “them dudes” You know. The ones that just met me (or kinda know me) and they wanna get their foot in the door. NOTHING will give you a greater peek into who I am than this here blog. It’s like not only am I TELLING you what’s on the test, I STILL gave you a cheat sheet. There’s NOTHING that annoys me more than having to explain to someone why I don’t like text. Not only that, but honestly, if you don’t interest yourself in what I like to do, then can you REALLY expect me to entertain your “here’s what I learned in computer class” stories? You get a #Fail
In addendum to # 4, What I post is the truth: My Truth
If I’m writing about me and my life, I really am writing the truth. So if I say that I have an issue staying awake, then don’t question me when if I fall asleep on you. I wasn’t lying, It’s really how I am. I would love to ask you to take notes about it, but I know that most people won’t. I just have the blog to write it down so it’s documented when you’re mad at me later.
“What you MEAN you fell asleep!?”
Those kind of statements right thurr!
I’m sure there’s some I missed. I wanted to get down the basic rules because you know, “learning is fundamental” (or was that “reading?”) or “each one, teach one.” If my mother isn’t even safe from my writing about her, then “who the eff are you!?” (please look up “hotdamnirock” on youtube) You’re not exempt. Now, I realize that this might keep some people from talking to me for fear of my writing about them. To them I say: “I love you, I’ve cherished the moments that we’ve shared.” (aww) I’m not a harsh chick. I’m.just.bein.honest.
Bloggers: are there any rules that you feel I should’ve covered? Have you run into some issues with people that you know and your blog? I mean, if I handle it in a nice way, then what’s the beef with me for!?
Readers: Are you friends with anyone that has a blog? Have you had to say “no post” the same way that straight men run around saying “No homo?” Are you afraid I’m gonna write about you? Because I feel that you really shouldn’t be. Like I said before, if you don’t do anything lame, then there’ll be nothing there for me to write about. Matter of fact, I’m tryin to help YOU! I’m trying to keep you from being lame! I’m a philanthropist! They should name libraries after me..
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Peace and Love, Nick