Why Blog

sylkenvelvet : So when are you gonna take my quiz, eh? I realize that means reading my site, but still — I figured you’d be first to do the COMPLETE smart-ass version ;>

Well, far be it from me to disappoint…

Why Blog? Quiz And remember, be honest. This is for posterity…

1) Why do you keep your weblog/blog/online writing thingie: for fun, for fame, for money, for popularity, or for another more obscure reason? What about the weblog gives you what you want?

I keep my blog because… dude… seriously… would anyone else keep it? (I can’t give the darn thing away. I tried.) And where else could I use the word “dude” in a sentence? Although, I might just change to using “bro”… especially if I have to see that stupid Lords of Dogtown promo again. Argh! No! We don’t know who the fricking “legendary” Z-Boys are, and furthermore, we don’t care! Even if they did change everything!!

2) Imagine that your weblog becomes wildly popular: your hit counter skyrockets, your comments are overflowing, and everyone is emailing you about everything you post. Name 3 positive things that could come of this, and 3 negative things.

Nothing good would come from it. Nothing. Heartbreak and despair. Flies and locusts. The end of civilization as we know it.

Though I might get someone to knit me a cool sweater. That’d rock.

3) What’s the worst possible result you can imagine (short of being electrocuted or having your computer take over your brain, and who says it hasn’t already?) from keeping a weblog?

That vampires (actually, it would only take one, I guess) would find my blog so fascinating that they would be compelled to use Google Maps to pinpoint my exact location and drop in unexpectedly in the middle of the night to discuss a withdrawal. (Luckily for me, Google maps is so stupid, it doesn’t point to my house, even if you type in the complete address.)

4) What do you do to prevent that worst possible result from happening?

I bathe in garlic and sleep with a wooden stake under my pillow.

5) List 5 reasons that would make you stop keeping your weblog for a period of 6 months to a year.

– money
– more money
– no money
– the untimely collapse of western civilization
– vampires

6) List 5 reasons that would make you stop forever.

You really are insistent that I stop, eh? Well, fine! Be that way! I’m never blogging again. You can just bite me! (Unless you’re a vampire.)

7) Describe your definition of a “successful weblog”.

“Oxy”? Meet “moron.”

8) Is yours successful by your definition?

The second half at least.

9) What pisses you off most in other weblogs? What pleases you most?

I’m not really happy when someone forgets that “it’s just a blog” when referring to their own site and not when referring to others.

I am pleased when someone uses their blog for charity or even just to make someone else laugh.

And lists. I’m a big fan of lists.

10) Make a list of 10 weblogs/journal style websites that you wish your weblog/website/writing site was like.

In a perfect world, I would have time to sit down and write brilliant stuff, instead of drooling out this drivel. In that place, I imagine my blog would be more like one of these:

A Small Victory
Dirty Feet and Lily White Intentions
The Mighty Geek
pickle juice
Scheiss Weekly
Ship of Fools
The Sound of Muzik

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