Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Bloggers Nauseatingly self congratulatory lists

Perhaps I should start a nauseatingly self-congratulatory list on blog -with some heavily edited testimonials like Mr Eugenides and Devil's Kitchen, The Englishman, Dizzy Thinks, Croydonian
ORDOVICIUS Christopher Glamorgan Is this a man thing? Making lists - train spotting, or is it an autistic tendency? Nothing to do with self congratulatory ego boosting? Or perhaps lesson 1009987 on Alister Campbell type journalism course?
I have written to devils kitchen to invite a comment "Maybe you would like to make a some derogatory comment about one of my blogs so I too can start with some heavily edited testimonials"

10 comments:

Chertiozhnik said...

"A refreshing lack of jests, foul language and kitten pictures. Blogagogical."

dizzy said...

For me it's all part of my internal feelings of male inadequacies lower down.

The Englishman said...

Will you have my babies?

Devil's Kitchen said...

I'll check my emails for your message, but I would like to point out that "heavily edited" rather assumes that there is something dodgy about the testimonials; this is not the case, and you can check that: all of the testimonials are linked to the orginal post in which the quote appeared, so that you can check the context.

As for why they are there -- perhaps we all enjoy being flattered? Perhaps they are there, in my case, to counter the argument that I continually get: because I swear, obviously I cannot write anything worth paying attention to.

DK

gwe said...

Nothing derogatory - have just discovered your blog - congrats on a series of really thought-provoking posts.

Aren't you doing Ordovicius an injustice though? Can't see any quotes on his blog myself, self-congratulatory, nauseating or otherwise...

Christopher Glamorgan said...

What about... "A woman with balls who still favours the colour pink"

For me, a blog has to add that extra comment, and I would provide a testimonial from Her Grace, but I am afraid that it would have to be heavily edited to make me come over in a good light.

CG

Croydonian said...

I include testimonials because they amuse me, but along with DK, Mr E, and Dizz I also include the more entertaining attacks, so I have renamed the list accordingly... As with DK, I provide links to the original quotes, so feel free to reconsider whether I have quoted anyone out of context.

I believe you will also find that the use of testimonials is not restricted to bloggers lacking a second X chromosome.

dizzy said...

I really do have a small willy you know, I wasn't joking.

Ordovicius said...

Gwe's right. Never used testimonials, never will. People either read my blog or they don't.

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