Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Dream the impossible dream: become "lame"

Babble on.

Hey! My traffic is inching towards "lame" according to Paul Wells! I'm so excited! Because I hadn't realized if you get less than 120 hits a day you have to shut your blog down in abject shame and humiliation. Phew! Dodged that bullet!

Hopefully next week I can snag a couple more readers and move up to "pathetic"!

Babble off.


At 11:12 a.m., Blogger Andrew said...

Heh - I'm off the radar entirely. 30-40 hits a day would probably make poor Paul weep.

At 11:40 a.m., Blogger Babbling Brooks said...

I'm not being facetious when I say I wonder if he knows how arrogant and dismissive he sounded there. Sometimes I think journalists have a bit of a twisted perspective on what blogging's about for the rest of us: the poor, unwashed masses.

At 11:54 a.m., Blogger Paul said...

Oh joy. I have a stalker. I'm sure there's a firearm of sufficient calibre to solve your problem, Damian.

At 12:13 p.m., Blogger Babbling Brooks said...

Thanks for visiting, Paul. Although by your comment you still seem to be having some trouble with the arrogant dismissal thing.

And what makes you think you're a problem, let alone one meriting a bullet?

At 12:33 p.m., Blogger The Tiger said...

Is that really Paul Wells? He seems so sensible on his own blog and in his articles, and yet the person who posts here and on the Shotgun is so defensive and combative.

I'm sceptical.

At 12:43 p.m., Blogger Babbling Brooks said...

Looking at the traffic on my Sitemeter, I'm pretty sure it's him.

At 6:09 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a little rich for you to accuse Wells of not being in touch with the blogging world, when you recently slammed one of his recent entries as (all adjectives from your post): embarrasing, patronizing, cheap, unclever, hyperbolic, uninspired pap, and that his writing has deteriorated into utter shambles.

I can see why he would be slightly defensive.

Worse, you framed your entire post as a backhanded insult:

"I expect Wells to write better than I do because he's a better writer, for heaven's sake."

Talk about arrogant and patronizing. You sound like a guidence counsellor telling him to live up to his potential.

It is not anything you are paying for, it is not a regular column, it is HIS BLOG!

Are you sure it is really Wells that is out of touch with what blogging is all about?

At 8:19 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Careful, Brooks brooks no criticism here. The Minister of Information has this fair and balanced "editorial policy", y'see.

At 11:54 p.m., Blogger Doug said...

I for one wecome our new media overlords. I'd like to remind them that as an internet personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground research stacks.

At 9:19 p.m., Blogger Ghost of a flea said...

Who's Paul Wells? It looks like he writes for some content-free group blog called Macleans.


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