The problem with blogging… and its solution

Stephen Fry:

“I don’t know about you but whenever I read a blog I do not let my eye drop below half the screen in case I accidentally hit the bit where the comments reside. Of all the stinking, sliding, scuttling, weird, entomological creatures that inhabit the floor of the internet those comments on blogs are the most unbearable, almost beyond imagining,” (source)

Or David Mitchell:

“if there’s one thing the internet demonstrates it’s that a lot of angry people can read…

the convention of inviting comment from the benign many has put a metaphorical speakers’ corner at the bottom of every web page for the poisonous few.

A friend of mine has come up with an idea to stem the tide of bile. He wants people to post, as a comment, on as many opinion-garnering web pages as possible, as often as they can be bothered, the phrase: “It just goes to show you can’t be too careful!”

It’s perfect; it seems lighthearted without being a joke. It’s vaguely pertinent to almost any subject without meaning a thing. It’s the ideal oil for the internet’s troubled waters.

I invite you all to join me in doing this. Let’s drown out the screeching with this peaceful, bland, meaningless psalm to not being constantly consulted. (source).


Posted on by Glen in blogging, quotes

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I’m a preacher in Eastbourne, married to Emma.

0 Responses to The problem with blogging… and its solution

  1. Josh

    It just goes to show you can’t be too careful!

  2. Glen


    Ah – tis balm Josh. I’m glad you’re here to soothe the angry underbelly of Christ the Truth :)

  3. Marc Lloyd

    What nonsense. Grrrr. This is the kind of Nazism that led to the Holocaust! :)

    PS. Richard Dawkins is / is not silly!

  4. Glen

    @Marc (or should I say Mein Fuhrer!) – Arrghhh!

    PS – the Dawkins note in the collection box wasn’t from you was it?

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