a personal pet peeve


one of the things that google reader does is identify who actually posts material on the blogs you are reading. for example, the above image came from a post that susie austin did on the austins’ blog concerning alicia’s birthday (which was the 19th – if you forgot it is still not too late to wish her a happy belated birthday). how do i know susie posted the article? while google reader tells me who was logged in when the post was placed on the blog. of course, someone could have pretended to be susie, but i choose to think most people are honest when it comes to logging into an account.

anyhow, as of today i’ve decided to quite reading a few ministers’ blogs because i’ve realized something about them … they’re secretaries are the ones posting everything. actually that’s not the only reason i’m quitting these blogs because i’ve suddenly realized that all these blogs really are is advertisement. i read blogs to learn the thoughts, concerns, and experiences of those i care about and/or be challenged by other peoples’ thoughts. these blogs do neither. i’m not challenged by them because all they every do is talk about what is coming up at that church or how cool something was when that church did it. i also don’t learn anything about the thoughts, concerns or experiences of these pastors because … well … they didn’t write it. they’re secretary or tech person played ghost writer.

anyway, it’s just a personal pet peeve and i’m taking care of it by ditching those blogs. bye, bye.

SIDE NOTE – the austins ARE NOT one of those blogs. they are cool people who post their own stuff. this is why i used a screen shot of my reader with their blog. they are trustworthy.

3 Replies to “a personal pet peeve”

  1. I know exactly what you mean. I just found out that an “internet celebrity” (for lack of a better term) whose blogs/Facebook/YouTube I’ve been subscribing to had a secretary who was handling all of his online business. It made me realize that his online activities were less about getting to know people (as I originally thought) and more about marketing himself. It was a really big disappointment.

    As a matter of fact, it bugs me so much when people use blogs/social media/etc. to build pseudo-relationships just so that they can advertise to you in a pseudo-personal manner that I’m actually thinking about writing my thesis on it for grad school. Kinda nerdy, but it sounds like fun 🙂

    I hope you’re doing well…Tapestry sounds really cool, and the more I read about it, the more I’m jealous that it’s all going down on the other side of the country.


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