Finally! Something happens to dull the sting of having had my Wikipedia page deleted due to “lack of notability.” By way of explaining what, my prominent-blogger friend Ann and I have divergent political views. Some more ideologically-simpatico friends of mine thought it was hilarious when somebody started a parody blog about her blog. I didn’t find it amusing, because I thought some of the humor went over the good-taste line and the rest was merely repetitive, although perhaps I would have thought it was more funny if I didn’t feel personal loyalty. Regardless, another emotion I felt was envy: somebody else was sufficiently moved by her blog to start and maintain a whole blog of their own all about her blog. I mean, c’mon! What better evidence that one has arrived?
Okay, so I know this isn’t anywhere near the same league of thing, but still: somebody in sociology has started a snark-blog* for which three of the first five posts link either to my former blog or to Scatterplot. Orgtheory, by contrast, has but a single snark-link. To recap: Scatterplot/JFW 3, Orgtheory 1.
The inaugural post in particular deserves a read, esp. its first footnote. Those academic bloggers are such rank exhibitionists. I’m not, but here I am, an academic blogging about academic blogging. But, yo, I’m still cool because I’m pseudonymous! So I’m only really exhibitionating to the pals who know who I am, and what’s a little rank exhibitionism among friends? Plus I don’t even waste much time reading those blogs anyway. But here’s another link to one of their posts!
* Update: Link removed because the blog in question was deleted. See comments. Ugh, now I feel like a bully.