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Ora sono ubriaco d'universo. (Ungaretti)

Tired of baseball. Tired of the same thing over and over again.

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:

  1. People can just read your titles and comment. You get interaction at a low cost.
  2. It’s very easy to link and be linked to. People know what they’re getting, you know instantly where your audience is.
  3. Your “brand” is established for you. People can find you if they need to.
  4. The content is easy to produce, ludicrously easy. You can flood the Internet with your stuff, and ping everyone and their mother.
  5. 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?

3 Comments

  1. Bandwagon tendency is quite helpful to make a particular news buzz all around the world. Take the case of Twitter, same news is tweeted and retweeted by people with same or different words. It ultimately leads to some or the other news appearing in the “hot trends”. Their appearance in the hot trends section makes them trendier again with people reading them again tweeting about it. Similar is the case with blogosphere.
    .-= John Samuel ´s last blog ..Browse Easy now on Twitter =-.

  2. One way to make it feel as though the baseball season goes on forever is to have to world series run all the way into November.

    ANOTHER way to make the baseball season feel as though it will never end is to have the Yankees in the World Series.

    Combine the two and you have this quasar of suck-itude so dense that not even light can ecape.
    .-= Fenway_Nation´s last blog ..Buffet’s Berkshire-Hathaway Announces BNSF Deal- Railroad Stocks Surge =-.

  3. If someone is simply rehashing the same story everyone else is why would someone Tweet, Digg, Stumble etc. the post? I guess they do, which is your point, but I am more likely to promote a post that is unique or different in some way.
    .-= Ned Carey´s last blog ..Death Notice of Ned Carey =-.

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