Is blogging still a thing in 2018

Damn, I suck at blogging.

I guess that’s because there are so many more effective ways of exchanging ideas and information. Twitter. Reddit. Facebook. Medium. Sure, they have their faults, but they also reach an audience much bigger than some random WordPress site.

I used to read nothing but blogs, but these days, I can’t even think of a single one that I still visit regularly.

There are the classics, like Not LA, which is kind of a behind-the-scenes look at the creator of phonelosers.org — an organization that’s been around since the 1980’s. It’s mainly prank calls and computer talk, with a bunch of weird humor and a plethora of inside jokes shoehorned in.

Then there’s Violent Acres, once written by a lady known mononymously as “V.”

On Violent Acres, the subject matter was far from politically correct, but that’s what made it so much fun. Topics ranged from financial advice, to female masturbation, to “How Not to be A Fat Fuck.” I was so obsessed with this site that, at one point, I dug through archive after archive until I found the author’s real identity. (much less creepy in 2010, I swear.)

I didn’t read Tucker Max because he sucks.

However, I loved Joe Peacock. His stories, despite their grammatical errors and poor syntax, provided hours of entertainment during my adolescence. Joe is the kind of guy who looks intimidating outwardly, but once you get to know him, he’s actually an alright dude. I mean, Joe did destroy his local Walmart during Black Friday, but at least he provided a play-by-play for our entertainment.

Sure, there are still lots of popular blogs out there.

But, I don’t know, it seems like there’s something missing nowadays. I miss the raw honestly, the “fuck you” attitude to the establishment, the Wild West atmosphere. It didn’t matter if you were a normie sitting alone at home eating Cheetos: that was worth blogging about.

Or a soon-to-be billionaire saving a shooting victim.

So, while I’m not entirely sure what I’ll end up posting on my little corner of the web, I promise that I’ll try to make it as honest, real, and entertaining as possible. Most of it will be business and computer related, but fortunately for you, I also have depression, drug dependencies, and certain other psychological disorders. Occasionally, these lead to fun-filled misadventures, which I’ll happily share here.

It’ll be like James Altucher meets Hunter S. Thompson, except better because you get a front-row seat to the train wreck.

in the future, I’ll also try to integrate Reddit’s API with this site, to pull comments from Reddit shares. I mean, lets face it, Disqus is terrible and only spammers leave comments directly on blogs.

 

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