After this I thought I had said everything I wanted to say on the topic.
But I have more.
Sometimes I feel like one of those Civil War recreationists when it comes to blogging. Clinging to a blogworld that no longer exists. Very protective of the blogrelationships that still do.
Yesterday someone sent me an email with a link to a blogger I should be reading. That used to be a daily occurrence. This one was a rarity. And, in truth, completely solicited.
And even more appreciated.
We have too many rebloggers and not enough bloggers.
Not fucking nearly enough.
I blame Tumblr. I blame Twitter.
I blame you.
I blame me.
I blame you more.
I blame a laziness with the language.
I blame the insincerest form of flattery. Sincerely.
I blame bolding text that hasn’t earned it.
I blame the ever so slightly repackaging of something that didn’t deserve our precious time to begin with.
I blame the lack of effort.
I am bored with blaming.
Rather than complain (after this), I am going to keep building The Hooray Collective.
I am going to involve more like-minded people.
I am going to delete emails offering products for review and mercenary guest posts and sponsored posts and, well, anything that doesn’t feel like goddamn 2007, you know?
I am going to hold hands. And inspire others to do the same.
I am going to challenge. And inspire others to do the same.
We have too many rebloggers and not enough bloggers, my friends.
Let’s fucking give them good stuff to reblog.