May 20, 2009

Bloggin' and Bitchin'

This is my Wordless Wednesday rebellion post. It's gonna be more of a Whiney Wednesday here at Martians.

My first complaint... My Google Reader. It's trying to take over my life. I read and read and read and read and still there are 326 blog posts left to read. I start out to thin them out and delete some but who? I fall in love with every damn blog I find. It's maddening. Plus I would get all ass-hurt to find out someone deleted me from theirs (should that have an apostrophe?). Is there a way to keep track of how many people read you in a reader? Nevermind, that is information I do not need to access to.

Next, I've got to tell you that if you used to write witty rants about your kids or your husband or your job and now you do 16 giveaways, 8 product reviews, and 1 paragraph about your son spraying diarrhea on your husband a week, it's safe to say I probably deleted you from my reader and now I just check in occassionally. I know some of you make money from your blogs and I'm totally jealous of you for that but there comes a point where a blog becomes a big internet commercial and that's when I hit delete. It's kind of the equivalent of a hissy fit in the blog world.

Also, Technorati is pissing me off. It's been weeks and I've sent several emails and still I can't claim my blog. I can't favorite anyone. I can't even make the damn button take you to my profile page there. I'm told if you wanna be anyone in the bloggy world, you must be set up with Technorati. Looks like I'm gonna be a big nobody.

I finally got a couple subscribe buttons. Now you can get your fix in a reader of your choice or directly in your email inbox. Having said that, can you all please do the same? Cuz I'm all kinds of lazy and it sure would be nice to just enter my email address and stalk you that way. K, thanks.

And lastly, I found two new awesome blogs that you've got to check out.

I can't even comment about why all of that above is a link instead of just the names of the blogs.


Funny in My Mind said...

Thanks Sissy for the new morbid blog!! Love it! I hope you don't dump me but I try to be real and sometimes poo is the topic and sometimes I am pissed at my kid and sometimes I have had too many margaritas like tonite.

April said...

Totally agree with good blogs gone bad. meaning, they turn into a freaking commercial! I use to read some blogs that were funny and honest and now all they have is commercials. Drives me crazy!

Unknown said...

I guess you may have deleted me (how conceited is that of me to even think you had me there in the first place...oh well) anyway I used to write witty stories about my kids (though no diarrhea stories...I think) and my life but now I do 16 giveaways and a shit load of reviews and have very little time to write about anything else.

I kinda wonder what people think about people like me who used to be bloggers and have turned themselves, (well actually turned their blogs) into big ass advertisements but I don't sweat the small stuff.

And I think you're on to something with the whole Whiney Wednesday because I would so totally be there and may even jack the idea if you don't make a button and claim that one. And I hope you know that I am being completely sarcastic though I did used to be a blogger and now I'm the dreaded review blogger...but it's cool to each his own!

Farmers Wifey said...

Hmm pls don't delete me because:-
1 I am new to blogging and if you delete me I will be scarred for life
2 I don't think I have ever blogged about kid poo
3 I don't sell or advertise any crap on my blog or make money (but now that you have mentioned it!)
4 My posts about my kids are sometimes not witty but born out of friggin frustration about trying to be the perfect fucking mother.
5. I am your Australian connection to all things Aussie.
6 Technorati is pissing me off too.
Love you, have a great day (is this enough grovelling???)

Niki said...

I never read the advertisement and review blogs. They don't interest me. I like blogs about life, motherhood, and travel.

CaseyDeuce said...

YAYYYY for martians email in my inbox!!!! I subscribed to ya!!

Ordie O. said...

Despite my distaste for Facebook, I say it's right on in it's descriptions of you.

And about the blog-mercials...I feel the same about The Biggest Loser. I'm waiting to see how much more weight Simone has lost, or....that one girl...I can't think of her name....who wins every friggin' competition till it's not even entertaining, and all of a sudden Jillian pulls out a box of Cheerios and starts reciting a scripted speel on "wholesome breakfast" rah rah rah. I haven't witnessed such blatant exploitation of the masses since Jethro devored a mixing bowlful of Corn Flakes on The Beverly Hillbillies! Oooo, that just makes me so mad to think of it now, 45 years later.

Damn marketers! A pox on them!

Deb said...

Hi Sissy,
I'm also getting a bit overwhelmed with all the blog reading--and ditto on the Technorati BS. It says I don't have a valid URL. Ahem. Love tech, but miss ppl sometimes. And yeah, the blogfomercials (borrowed that term from somebody somewhere on the net) are just noise to me now. I will definitely check out those two you listed as soon as 2 y/o stops trying to play fetch w/me...Need to get that boy a boomerang and then I could just read and comment on blogs all day!

MoonNStarMommy said...

Oh oh - should I make a Wordless Wednesday Rebellion button???

Banteringblonde said...

LMAO my sentiments exactly on the blog commercials! It is sad how some blogs are destroyed by junk like that.

Sara Elizabeth said...

You crack me up. I wish you did WW, but I know you have to be different. LOL.

As for technorati, a lot of bloggers are complaining right now. So, you are not alone. They are switching servers, so while they are doing that things are weird.

As for the commericials, I agree. That is why I WILL NOT do reviews and giveaways at Ordinary and Awesome, only at When I get contact by a PR rep to run something at Ordinary and Awesome, even though I fear they will say no, I ask them if I can do it at Reviews and Giveaways instead. Most have said no, but oh well. I won't take my blog away from myself or the people who actually read my blog and like it.

Unknown said...

is it good blogs gone ads?


I feel so guitly when I quit following someone...I do, like I (little ole me) am crushing them, their hopes and their whatevers.

oh well.

(sorry to comment on old shit, but I am telling you, blogger is having issues and I can't access your blog some days)