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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Must...not...click....

UPDATED below....

Does anyone else have this problem: a blog about which everything grates on your nerves, from the writing to the viewpoints to the pictures posted, and yet you find yourself dutifully visiting that blog every few days just to see what's going on? It's as if I'm getting to witness my own personally-staged trainwreck. Anybody else have something like that, or am I totally screwed up?

(And if I am the blogger you keep reading despite your visceral loathing for my blog, well, thanks for dropping by!)

UPDATE: No, the blog that occasioned me to write this post is not on my blogroll, nor do I even remember ever linking it, although I may have done once or twice, a long time ago. So, don't worry, it's not you. You're awesome!

9 comments:

Thee Earl of Obvious said...

Yes. A blog called "housing panic" used to draw me like those blue lights that draw bugs on summer evening. Worse, I actually allowed the postings to depress me and create anxiety.

Oh and I never even owned a house.

Aaron said...

Jaq, you shouldn't let yourself get worked up. I only post like, once every three months.

Mary said...

PZ Myers irritates the heck out of me (and not because I disagree with him, just because he's such a jerk. about everything..) but I check in on a regular basis.

Lynn said...

You know, this post is going to make all the bloggers you visit paranoid.

To answer your question - I can't think of any that I visit regularly but there is one extreme right-wing blogger who links to me and visits my blog semi-regularly and every time I see his link in my Sitemeter stats I can't resist clicking to see what he's spouting off about this week and, more importantly, whether or not he's talking about me.

Anonymous said...

There's a blog that I can't believe I read regularly, maybe not for the reasons you posted, but because it's so damn boring. The guy is pompous and dull, and he claims to be a writer but if his blog is any indication, he's deluded. I read it every few days because it's like a train wreck -- I can't look away. It's like I'm fascinated with how egotistic he is despite being so boring.

Kerry said...

Ugh. It's mine, isn't it? You are annoyed by my fascination with Tori Spelling and constant talk about scars or food or bad TV? It's OK. I understand. I don't get most of your sci-fi or music stuff, either.

Tonio Kruger said...

Is this your subtle way of trying to tell me something, Jacquador? ;-)

Roger Owen Green said...

No. I mean there are sites that have black backgrounds that I find difficult to read, but no. There WAS a right-wing guy who was following me - LINKED to me, and so I linked to him. then he unlinked and so did I.

Lynn Viehl said...

Hmmm, I'm still on the blogroll, so probably not me.

Most of the really interesting train wrecks I didn't always successfully avoid are gone or micro-blogging on Twitter now; the latter I find as interesting as listening to other people's mobile phone calls.