Asshole A-List Blogger Jumps The Shark

February 4, 2008

Brilliant At Breakfast linked to a very interesting post at the Atrios blog yesterday. PhsyioProf is just a neophyte blogger, and so who this Atrios fellow exactly is isn’t very clear. I do recall wandering by the Atrios blog once or twice, and wondering why copy-pasting links and shit from other blogs was of so much interest that every post elicited hundreds of comments. Anyway, apparently the Atrios blog is looking for donations, and in order to muster some sympathy, has revealed how difficult the life of the major-league blogger truly is:

Much of the time “blogging” isn’t actually writing posts, it’s reading the immense amount of email, reading an immense amount of news/other blogs/etc…, corresponding with various people, and various other activities which have become a necessary part of the “job.”

Like I said, PhysioProf is just a neophyte, but I thought blogging was all about, you know, writing some shit that other people might want to read. Hearing about this asshole’s daily grind sniffing around for the tastiest scrotum to tongue bathe is not really inspiring me to pony up any coin.


10 Responses to “Asshole A-List Blogger Jumps The Shark”

  1. skippy Says:

    a reader of mine points out that he started his “fund raiser” on the anniversary of blogroll amnesty day.

    coincidence? you be the judge.

  2. Jill Says:

    Exactly, skip. Hence my “tin ear” title. If this is what happens when you hit the big time, I’m happy to remain small. I kind of like having a clue.

    Phys — this:
    “Hearing about this asshole’s daily grind sniffing around for the tastiest scrotum to tongue bathe is not really inspiring me to pony up any coin.”

    …is why you’re one of my new favorite bloggers.

  3. bustednuckles Says:

    Too bad I don’t know where to get wooden nickels by the pound.

  4. PhysioProf Says:

    Digby actually lauded Atrios’s appeal for donations. That suprises me, as she is an actual writer, not a purveyor of link vomitus. I guess all the big progressive bloggers benefit from Atrios’s links to them.

  5. Nan Says:

    Oh, there are people who do more than tongue bathe. They lift stuff in its entirety and pretend it’s theirs. Kate Harding at Shapely Prose has some interesting thoughts ( on weirdness in the blogosphere, although her phrasing isn’t quite as blunt as yours.

    I’ve always been baffled by the blogs that have no original content, just lists of links, too. What’s the point of creating a soapbox if you never actually stand on it and invite the crowds to toss tomatoes?

  6. Jill Says:

    And on the day most bloggers are asking their readers to donate to help those who lost everything in Tuesday night’s storms in the midwest, he’s asking for money AGAIN.

  7. Fixer Says:


  8. Deb Says:

    On to my blogroll you go, that was brilliant. And pithy.

  9. […] I’ve always known this, but was moved to post about it by a nice post by PhysioProf (“Step in, Sit Down, Chill The Fuck Out”) who mentions that the link-monkey posing as a blogger is now begging for money so he can continue to waste everyone’s time posting virtual feces, fouling the blogosphere with his sink: Asshole A-List Blogger Jumps The Shark […]

  10. […] despise bloggers like Atrios who do that almost exclusively. Its the moron’s method of blogging. Link to someone […]

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