It's only my second day doing this and I've already noticed a tendency. I wondered why so many blogs end up sounding like cranks and bellyachers, and there I was on my first day doing the very same thing. Something about the medium and the fact that there is this ill-defined audience for it out there (and I realize that I use the word "audience" loosely at this point).
There are a couple of alternatives. I could do one of these sites that is really just a series of links interspersed with a little commentary. How about . . .
- For those of you who wondered about the resilience of those annual Easter treats, check out the home of frighteningly thorough Peep Research.
- Is it the name of a porn star or of a My Little Pony character? Take the quiz and see if you know!
- Or perhaps you'd prefer to ponder rocks shaped like shoes.
Ok, maybe not. Another trope I've seen is the role of helpful know-it-all. I could give household tips like: Ever wonder what to do with that egg slicer living in the back of your kitchen drawer? Does slicing mushrooms for your dinner salad get you down? Well, the button mushrooms you buy in the supermarket fit perfectly in your standard egg slicer. Pretty soon, you'll be a French-speaking mycophile, too!
Yeah, maybe not that, either. So it's back to being a crank for me. With the occasional link and CD/DVD review, too.