2008-02-29

Back to Metablogging

Let's take a look at what is happening on some of the blogs we follow here at ESI.

Single she wrote aka Boyfriends Gone Bad

Pinky reports that her e-Harmony inbox is full and she is involved in "guided communication" with a handful of suitors. I hope that none of these turn out to be "personality plagiarists". [Here is a tip for you online daters: If your love interest says he used to be a precious mineral expert, spent some time as a pirate and is now studying French ballads, he stole his online profile from me. (And you'll know it's actually me if the profile is frank about a certain fungus issue.)]

Jo Stockton - She's Also a Talker

On Feb. 12, Jo Stockton was fat, on Feb. 20, she's a slender curvy thing with a waist-hip ratio that looks pretty close to the universally appealling 0.7. Did she get skinny in two weeks or is she also using stunt doubles on her blog?

Then on Feb. 26, she gives us a solid entry for best blog post of the year.

Zoom's Knitkut

We ESIs have to acknowledge Zoom's massive success in the Blogging awards. She surely would have won best post if she hadn't been competing with herself or if there had been a proper voting system. And 4th place Activities Blog when she blogs about her activity roughly once a year is a remarkable achievement. (It would be like Conch Shell getting an award for blogging.)

Of course, we're jealous and can point to the influence of the knitting mafia in her victories. But we could get the same sort of influence behind us if we didn't have a pathological need to alienate every interest group on the web.

Zoom also has a significantly higher Technorati authority rating than we do. She warrants this authority with posts like The police chief called me an idiot.

But because we would like her to stumble so that we could pull ahead, I'm glad to see her recent post The dinner rut in which her readers demonstrate that recipes are boring, boring, boring.

Kate Heartfield - The World Next Door

Although she is a professional blogger, I still feel bad that Kate Heartfield got raked for liking the Kemptville Library. I hope she is one of the thick-skinned bloggers.

Some of her readers could use a bit of internet education. This video might help:


How To Behave On An Internet Forum

A & J: Please Pick up Your Socks

They are thinking of moving to the country. So far it's not working out that well. (But then City life also has it's difficulties.) I hope they work out their little communication glitches before they're living miles away from other human beings.

6 comments:

zoom said...

Recipes are boring? Uh oh. Okay, I'll go back to kittyblogging and knittyblogging. (But wasn't it you guys who started the recipe blogging trend with that now-infamous roasted cat curry recipe?)

Have A&J considered moving to the suburbs?

Woodsy said...

Good point Zoom. A&J should move to the suburbs where there is no trash and there are no pigeons. (Don't forget to click on my name)

zoom said...

I like that "clicking on your name" thing woodsy. Very clever, and it's different every time.

A. & J. said...

:) Thanks for the post.

Woodsy said...

Zoom: Dwarfie stuck his head out of his favourite mine shaft one day just long enough to tell me about this new feature... I've been having fun with it... glad you like it!

Jo Stockton said...

Thank you, dwarfy for all your post-and-wiast-hit-ratio compliments. Though I do feel the need to mention that I was complaining about being fattER, not fat. And no stunt doubles were used. I do all my own kitchen dancing.

Ms. Stockton