get on the recommended list? why?

[cross-posted and promoted from a comment on this dkos diary at mrsdbrown's suggestion - metajesus]

in response to a diary that asks how to get on the recommended list:

you guys don't get it.

it's not about making the rec list.

it's not even about getting tu mojo.

it's about feeling better about your politics, your positions, your issues.

it's about getting better at being able to communicate.

it's about being a part of a community in an environment that is actively trying to keep us separate.

the only reason, and i mean the only reason to blog, is because you have shit inside of you that will make you physicially sick unless you get it out on the screen.

you have to express yourself, and blogging lets you do it.  you are creative.  maybe not a painter or dancer or musician, but you have to put words together in a fashion that puts your ideas across.

seriously, kids, if you blog with the goal of getting on the rec list, you are not only wasting your time, you're wasting mine.

blog with the goal of communicating.  blog with the goal of sharing.  blog with the goal of connecting.

if being on top really makes your day, then get your own blog and be your own boss.  then you'll be recommended every single day, 'cuz you'll be the one recommending.

fuck the rec list.  i haven't been recommended at dkos in almost two years, and i still go there, and come here to mydd, and all the others, every day.

even worse, this diary is the last one of mine that made it.

Tags: blogging, meta (all tags)



Re: get on the recommended list? why?

Ah, yes, the always complex world of blogtopia (yes, we're very much aware that skippy coined the phrase - we've even seen the cool tee shirt...)! I'm conflicted here - do I contribute to the irony by recommending this? Oh, what the hell. Metamoses weeps.

by Michael Bersin 2006-06-14 03:56AM | 0 recs
Re: get on the recommended list? why?

It just seems to be whatever catches people's attention. Sometimes that means something really insightful, and sometimes it is not so clear why.

by liberal atheist 2006-06-14 07:33AM | 0 recs
Why not? was Re: get on the recommended list?

I couldn't resist.

Who's going to set up the Fuck the Rec List. I want to be on it.

Praise the metalord and pass the ammunition.

by misscee 2006-06-14 07:45AM | 0 recs

should I unrecommend???

by misscee 2006-06-14 07:49AM | 0 recs

please do.

by skippy 2006-06-14 09:03AM | 0 recs
Re: get on the recommended list? why?

I had to run out to lunch, but someone took care of it. I work in a school in Florida and we had just gotten our school grade. We went up a grade to a 'B' school and everyone is going crazy.

I was sooooo sad no one rated my comments   ;)

Loved your notdiary

by misscee 2006-06-14 09:06AM | 0 recs


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