While wading through the blogosphere, I’ve found there aren’t many interesting people writing on the internet. A few interesting people post pictures and fewer still post interesting music, but very few who post worthwhile writing. I think the failure stems from a lack of inspiration. No one wants to read a diary, and you won’t have an interesting topic every day for eternity.
So I say why read a bunch of boring articles by one writer when you can read countless rants and raves each by a nation of lunatics? I’m talking Craigslist, of course! You can go city by city, or go straight for the “Best Of” section, where the entertainment never stops. The best part – there is no lack of inspiration here!
Does it matter that these posts generally revolve around the same dozen or so topics? I think not. These are not professional content writers trying to fill blogspace with nonsense. These are not self-absorbed former-livejournal subscribers who want the internet to follow their every whim. These are everyday people, the salt of the earth. They repress their anger and resentment so much that they eventually snap and write 1000 word diatribes about their spouse, child, coworker, crush, mailman, mechanic, neighbor, librarian, politician, barista, automobile, pet, or even inanimate object. Hilarity ensues.
We all need to vent sometimes.
I submit that the Best-Of-Craigslist page is the best blog on the internet. Its archives are endless and it is frequently updated with top notch comedy. I find it horribly annoying listening to someone rant and rave IRL, but knowing I always have that trusty Back Button makes it a joy in cyberspace. Other people’s anger is always entertaining one way or another. When you bottle it up til it bursts, what sprays against the wall will usually be more interesting than the random thought you had while driving to work this morning.
I just wonder if I’ll last the weekend withouth posting a rant on Robert Downey Jr’s Oscar Nomination…