The Blogosphere has probably got the biggest collection of Misanthropic dumbasses. Ever.
Yes. People suck. Most (not all) people are a waste of your time, energy and resources… but still, why do bloggers expect cyberspace to be any warmer and more cordial than the real world?
The message boards are no better. I’ve been studying this one guy who posts in one section dedicated to “Shameless Self-promotion”, contributes nothing anywhere else in the message board, encourages no one, and is the BIGGEST complainer when no one responds to him!
Boo. Effing. Hoo.
A-Lists have come and gone in the blog world… but there is always that “lesser person” out there who expects the entire world to link to them and shower this loser with adulation when they can only talk about the least-interesting subject in the world… THEMSELVES.
In case you didn’t learn this lesson when you were five: “If you want a friend, you have to BE a friend.” Same with the world of blogs… if you want people to visit your site regularly, you have to visit other people regularly.