Sunday, July 24, 2005
Is blogging an extreme sport?
Yes, blogging is an extreme sport.
You'd better face the facts now.
Don't roll your eyes and think I'm exaggerating.
Cause of Death: Blog-related
Blogging can be very dangerous, even in America.
Some bloggers are killed because they blog.
Murder of bloggers occurs mainly, but not only, in nations ruled by religious fundamentalism, Communism, and dictatorships.
This is why I'm aggressive in my blogging. I'm grateful that I have the freedom to speak boldly and truthfully.
Here are just some of the potential hazards of blogging:
1. murder, imprisonment, and violence
2. fired from job
4. alienate friends and family
5. other bloggers attack ("flame") you on your blog
6. other bloggers publish posts against you on their blogs
7. spouse feels neglected
8. details about your children attracts perverts, predators, kidnappers
9. voicing controversial opinions gets you banned from web sites, blogs, forums, traffic exchanges, discussion lists, other online communities or services
10. too many private details attracts identity theft criminals
Are You a Gentle, Mellow, Soft Blogger?
Even if you are a mild, nice, happy blogger, the time is bound to come when someone posts a negative, filthy, abusive comment on your blog.
Nearly every blogger, at some time or other, has to deal with comment spam, trackback spam, and other forms of cyber vandalism and digital thuggery.
You cannot prevent negative events from happening in relation to your blog.
You cannot stop other bloggers from saying bad, false, or crazy things about you on their blogs.
Sometimes offering advice to another blogger can make them hate you, blacklist you, and spread rumors about you.
Blogging: Not for Cowards or Pampered Babies
Welcome to the rough and tumble world of blogging.
It's not all roses and pillows and smiles.
It can get pretty rugged and tough.
Some reports mention bloggers having mental breakdowns and severe depression due to negative aspects of blogging, or just plain old burn out.
Be sure to have other hobbies, interests, activities.
Get outside as much as you can.
Endure the heat waves and freezing temperatures.
Be Yourself and Transcend Your Ego.
I'm cheering you on, friend!
[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Posted by steven edward streight at 7/24/2005 03:06:00 PM