07/29/2005:"Blogging Still Dead. The Next Big Thing: Cootie Catchers"
The Nonist offers some insight into a new mental health epidemic: BLOG DEPRESSION. Get the whole thing here in Acrobat (right-click, save as, 3.2MB)
TAKE A BREAK
Go ahead. The world won't end just because you've stopped contributing to the vast info-detritus. Have some donuts. Chill.
the hype. Just because you have heard the word blog on television countless times does not mean you need to have one of your own. Do you have anything to say? Do you have anything better to do?
may experience particularly severe blog depression when they realize everone is continually posting the same crap, on every other meta-blog, over and over and over. The realization that metacontent is never "owned" can be quite painful.
As I've said many times, blogging is dead. The next big thing? COOTIE CATCHERS.
The other day, the incessant bleeping and siren sounds from my friend's seven-year-old son's GameBoy was driving me nuts , so when he asked if I wanted to try it, I said "No thanks, I prefer human interaction to video games", which is true. I then began quietly folding cootie catchers (I didn't tell him they're FOR GIRLS) and paper airplanes. Before long we were actually OUTSIDE, no GameBoy, testing paper airplanes.