It’s 4:30ish am on the last day of 2009 and by now I should’ve had a post about 10 predictions for 2010. Or how to convert social media efforts to show meaningful ROI… with perhaps a paragraph or two on SEO tactics. Or something smart like that. But no, I am sitting here, surfing the Internet looking at photos of pandas on Buzzfeed and reading random articles like a Wharton Econ Prof. comparing relationship to stocks.
Uhhhh really, Mona? REALLY? Well, yes. Really.
Part of being so unmotivated to work on a meaningful post is because this year sucked so bad. It started out absolutely, positively amazing until I made a mistake. A huge life altering oops of a lifetime – things I will eventually share, but not right now. Especially since I am still completely livid and bitter about the situation. Bottomline: I learned a very very important life lesson. Things are finally falling into place and I am so ready for 2010.
I think I may be misunderstanding what this @Raffi person – Twitter platform developer – is communicating. Anyone wanna take a shot at translating his speak? :)
By farmers, I mean linkfarmers.
Lifestream, aggregator, consolidator…fancify it all you want, I am sorry (well, not really) but am I the only one who is sick of these so-called blogs that:
- have close to zero original content
- collects activity around the Internet i.e. YouTube favorites or “love”d songs on last.fm, photos from Flickr, Smugmug, etc., etc.
- pulls in every Tweet – even the ones that make no sense i.e. @namedrop it was so good seeing you, @anothernamedrop @andanothernamedrop @andonemorenamedrop OR #FollowFriday @ilovemybf @ilovemusic @ilovefood @ilovetakingpicturesoffood @omgwtfbbqbacon
Enough is enough.
These so called blogs packed to the brim with any or all of the above, is not a blog. It is a landing page; or simply a linkfarm. Which make those guilty of linkfarming, farmers. And shame on any linkfarmers (you know who you are), if you call yourselves bloggers, because a blogger you are not.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not trying to dictate how people should use their own spaces, but please, out of respect for those who have been doing it for kinda sorta a long time and doing it well? Calling a linkfarm a blog and a linkfarmer a blogger is insulting.
Hey linkfarmers, where’s the original content?
Do you really want to keep encouraging instant gratification?
Where is the substance?
Or do you linkfarmers know something I don’t know; if so, do share. Because for the life of me, I cannot understand why anyone would call their linkfarm a blog.
Some local Seattle radio station Tweeted that noise up there and continued on bantering with the Twitterverse.