It’s the Blogiversary here on the Jacke Blog. One year of bringing you the hits. And the duds.
On the list of duds, we’ve seen a hopeless pen review and a half-hearted commentary on a new name for ebooks.
(Really, those pen reviews are hard to beat. “The dream dies.” That was my dream? I’m tempted to write an Object about those two posts.)
I’m not sure what to make of the next one. I put a lot of effort into it. I thought I had something important to say about an important and timely topic (i.e., the changes to the publishing world). I linked to an article at The New York Review of Books.
I even used the phrase “Skirt-Chasing Poobah.” Is Google not indexing my site? That must be a phrase that people are typing in.
I did all these things and more. This was a serious commentary on a serious review of a serious book! I spent half a cross-country flight putting it together!
And…you hated it. Your indifference was humbling.
Ah well. Perhaps we don’t need stories about the Kings of Publishing and how they’re dying out. Maybe we just need to look forward. Maybe we’re too busy creating our own new paths.
The Revolution Will Not Be Blogged!
Or rather – the Revolution will be blogged. But the ancien régime will not.
Or rather – the ancien régime will be blogged. But no one will care!
Failed Blog Post of the Year #3