I know this article may tick off 90% of the blogosphere but sometimes the truth stings and a barb or two can bump things back into an entertaining reality.
I skip reading blogs on Thursdays for two reasons: Half Naked Thursday and Thursday Thirteen.
I won’t discuss memes or Johari Windows today — those vile pretenders of interesting blogging are set for lashing another day.
I have good friends who participate in Half Naked and Thirteen
so I apologize if this post stabs their false blogging pride.
Thursday is the one day of the week to avoid blog surfing unless you
want to see really ugly naked parts of people published online or if
you want to read endless lists of incredibly boring ideas that would
never be shared in public unless it was Thursday.
I’m against Half Naked Thursday and Thursday Thirteen
because they both create laziness and predictability in bloggers who
are usually creative and daring.
I understand everyone needs a blogging break and by participating in
those programs you get one day a week you don’t have to spend any time
at all coming up with an original idea.
We, your loyal blog readers, deserve and demand your utter best every
single day and we crave your future non-participation in
We love you because of your innovation and originality.
We loathe you for following the pack.
Please save us from your sloth!
The problem with Thursdays is it’s hard to be sexy and it’s harder to be funny and Half Naked Thursday and Thursday Thirteen
don’t work unless the first is stunningly beautiful and highly
sexualized and the second makes you laugh hard out loud. If you aren’t
going for big laughs with Thirteen then you are fooling
yourself relevancy can be read in a dead list of 13 things.
Most of the time those of us who forget what day it is are left
groaning when we see the words “Half Naked” or “Thirteen” blinking back
at us, dull and underexposed, from our browser windows.
Wake us up when Thursday ends.