Monday, June 11, 2007

Fast Times at Blogger High

Now that I’m in the blogisphere (did I really write that?), I spend more time checking out other people’s blogs. I’ve come to the conclusion that the blog world is kind like high school.

You’ve got the popular kids. Their every post is read by hundreds of people and their simplest observation brings dozens of comments. RumorQueen is easily the most popular girl in my high school.

Then there are the quiet kids, who blog regularly but rarely get noticed. Some seem to want to be noticed, others appear happy to express themselves without comments.

I’ve noticed the band and choir kids – they always have music playing on their blogs. The jocks’ blogs are very active – usually a slide show of their latest adventure. The techies have very sophisticated blogs, full of links, surveys and other doo-dads I would have no clue how to pull off.

Then you’ve got the rest of us. We write about what’s on our minds. We are visited by friends and family who occasionally leave their tracks on our comments page.

I'm wondering if we had one of those high school yearbook votes where you pick the blog most likely to succeed/the prettiest blog/most athletic/class clown/most popular, etc, who would win. Since I’m clueless about how to pull that off technologically, I’d have to ask you to post your nominations in the comments. Unless I’m the unpopular kid and no one’s reading…

11 comments:

Kim said...

You are absolutely right about blogs - I just had never thought about them in that light. Very smart person to make that analogy.
Kim

Lisa and Doug said...

What a great post! It is so true! I am more popular now than I was in high school, that's for sure! Ha!

Jay & Angela said...

Too funny! Clever post and I like the title. :-)

amy said...

I totally agree~~~ you always have great posts!!!

Anonymous said...

Too funny! Thanks for the smile. No worries, I for one am following your blog! Not sure where our blogging fits in.... I think I am just a nerdball who loves to connect with people and play with technology. I do know that it has been a wonderful way for us to share pictures and info with our long distance families, and a neat way to connect with adoptive families. Fun times at Blogger High!

~Rebecca and Mark

redmaryjanes said...

Too funny! I love this post. I do think it is a tad true.
Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a note. Your blog is great. It looks to me like you have some regular commenters!!

Stacy said...

How very true!
I like your analogies of the populars, the band, chorus, and techs. That is funny. As usual I was trying to figure out where I belong. I have music, but not all of the time, I like to tinker with my template, but nothing fancy. I am not one of the popular blogs, so where do I belong? Just like high school I don't really belong to any specific click. I guess nothing really changes. ;o)

I've enjoyed reading your blog.

Lisa and Shane said...

Very good analogy... not sure where I fit in either... but I think we have a bit of a high-school group going here. We all seem hang out together on each others blogs. Thanks for popping over to mine! Lisa

Kelly & Todd said...

I loved your post and the high school analogy - it is so true. After reading it to my husband he asked where we fit in - I have no idea.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my site - I'll be sure to check in on your blog now that I know how to find you.

Finally, congratulations on your 10-month LID anniversary.

Have a great night :-)

Shandra said...

I love this post. Made me think! I think I may be the weird gilr that sits in the back of the class. :)

walternatives said...

I had to delurk and comment - how true! Where do the "freaks" fit in, the hippie kids? Not that I'm reminded of my high school days or anything... Great post.