I’m happy that the Phillies are winning, but boy is it a struggle out there – they’re up 8-6 now, after having been up 8-2.
More importantly, there’s something strange about saying “the boys of November” or “the Winter classic” (it is 39 degrees Fahrenheit out there). This is just strange, baseball season lasting this long. I think a lot of us who watched the Eagles crush the Giants Sunday were just happy to watch some football.
And that’s about all I have to say. I’ve been trying to write all day for the blog and nothing’s come of it. I read a lot of blogs earlier in the day that were political blogs, and they were awful for the most part. When I say “a lot,” I mean “a lot:” it is frightening what passes for an informed voter, and actually, that brings me to a question.
It looks to me that while lots of people put down “bandwagon” tendencies and “being popular,” there are actual rewards in the blogosphere for saying the same thing everyone else does. We can identify the positives of unoriginality here:
- People can just read your titles and comment. You get interaction at a low cost.
- It’s very easy to link and be linked to. People know what they’re getting, you know instantly where your audience is.
- Your “brand” is established for you. People can find you if they need to.
- The content is easy to produce, ludicrously easy. You can flood the Internet with your stuff, and ping everyone and their mother.
- You won’t get the greatest keywords, but you’re still writing keyword rich content implicitly.
I’m curious: What other positives can you identify, and how do the bandwagon tendencies the blogosphere (or the Internet as a whole) produce differ from bandwagon tendencies in general?