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Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 03:05 pm
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Fresh Squeezings from the veins of the internet!

And today's Meme is more of a poll. Tim Ireland at Bloggerheads is organising a boycott of the Total Bollocks guide to blogging. I don't know what to make of it. I appeared in it last year, and got a free copy of the overpriced and ill-informed pamphlet thereby generated for my trouble, and found it a singularly uninspiring experience.

My usual reaction to La Dale is to just ignore him. The more we read him, the more we link to him, the more entrenched he gets in his self-appointed role of BlogDaddy. He's the Iqbal Sacranie of bloggers, and I don't want to encourage that. The thing is, Tim Ireland's reaction to him is just as bad, to my mind. Ranting and raving and going on about him all the time is just giving him clicks. Clicks don't register as approving or outraged, they are just eyeballs on his site. Anyway, my question for you, dear f-list, is this: Should I participate in the Total Bollocks web guide this year or not? Do we want to infiltrate and subvert, or just ignore, and hope it goes away?

Poll #683 The lesser of two evils
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 9

Who is worse?

Iain Dale
2 (22.2%)

Tim Ireland
0 (0.0%)

They're both as venal and depressing as each other
4 (44.4%)

They're both amazing and cool and I have cognitive dissonance
0 (0.0%)

I've never heard of either of them
3 (33.3%)

Should I participate in the Total Bollocks circle jerk?

Yes. All publicity is good publicity, and so what if Iain Dale gets some as well?
1 (11.1%)

No! Join the boycott and publicise the anti-Dale fanaticists!
1 (11.1%)

Just ignore the whole sorry shitfest, whether you get featured or not.
7 (77.8%)

Oh yes, and Tuesday is shoes day. Expect a big slew of shoes and boots and other assorted footwear to kick off my ebaying later.



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Date: Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)
From: [personal profile] matgb
I'm torn, again. Between us, we could definitely get in enough votes to hijack some of the process, but at the same time it's a biased poll with a biased sample.

If the mag he prints alongside it is going to have an article about Lib Dem blogging again, he definitely needs to pick someone that actually knows about Lib Dem blogging to write it this time--we never did write that rebuttal to Nich's ill-informed little thing did we?

Date: Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 05:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burkesworks
What's the betting he nominates Irfan to do it? ;)

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