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Friday, December 09, 2005
Now I'm Posting Just To Post
If reaction on-line is an accurate gauge, I'm the only one who actually kinda likes this look:
But then, what do I know. I would have read a New Universe revamp even if it didn't involve Warren Ellis. (Well, I might check out the first issue at least. Depending on who wrote and drew.)
So, yeah, the company I work for distributes "specialty market items." Now, I could just say what it is, but I won't. For one, I really can't find any way to work what it is into the general tone or content of the site. Second, while the company doesn't have an official "blogging policy" per se, I did have to sign an agreement not to discuss the company or its business online. Now what they mean, of course, is "don't say anything online that makes you, your coworkers or the company look bad to our vendors or customers, and whatever you do don't say anything that will hurt us and help our competition," but enough people out there have lost their jobs because someone in middle management at their company over-reacted to a blog entry, why take the chance.
And, of course, there's the fact that "specialty market items" sounds so much more mysterious and sexy than what it actually is. Really, it's terribly mundane. I can almost guarantee that each and every one of you owns at least one.
For absolutely no reason at all, I was reminded earlier this week of my favorite criticism of this site. It was on one of those many highly specialized comics message boards. Something like "Kitty Pryde/Gor Cross-over Fic" or "Deadpool/Doop Slash Fic." Anyway, the topic under discussion was, "Are there any good comics blogs" and a few people mentioned my site (for which I'm very grateful).
One person, however, had this to say: "I used to read Post Modern Barney, but I stopped when I realized he had nothing to say and tried to hide that fact by posting rants and funny comic book images."
Yeah, let that sink in a minute...
I'd wager that if you took this person out to the forest to go sight-seeing, they'd complain about all the trees that were blocking their view.