July 5, 2011 § Leave a Comment
There’s something I want to address before I start showing you what I cooked today. And that’s why bloggers feel the need to apologise for not posting recently, or not posting as often as they think they should, or even not posting as often as they think their readers think they should. I’m forever reading all kinds of blogs, and as a result I invariably end up reading a lot of these apologies. The blogger apology is usually followed by a long list of things the person has been doing, [sometimes so unashamedly exotic and exciting the inner bitch in me cries ''oh really? you haven't been posting recently 'cause you've been on Iggy Pop's tour bus? really? really???''] which is then followed by a promise to stop doing those other things and concentrate more on posting to their blog.
The thing I never really get is… well… are there really people out there who wait and hang on the words of a stranger to the extent that they feel they deserve an apology if that stranger gets caught up with… well… their life? Is is a bit conceited to think that because you haven’t updated your blog in a few weeks and your posting rhythm is a bit broken, that someone out there in web world is sitting glued to their screen, refreshing your home page till they get thumb apnea in the hope you’ve posted something new? Or is it some kind of inner feeling of failure on their part – that by not posting as regularly as they think they should they’re ‘neglecting’ their readers, they’re letting the internet down, they’re not being a ‘good blogger’?? I’m not going to pretend I understand this phenomenon, and I’m certainly not going to subscribe to it. When the newest post on a blog I read is an apology I curse the blogger for wasting my time. I don’t care why you haven’t updated your content recently – I just care about the content!!!
So yeah, it’s been eons since I last posted, but I’m not going to apologise for it. I was on Iggy Pop’s tour bus for a few weeks….
***Rant over – onto the cooking!!!***