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Nobody expects the Snackiepoo Inquisition

As part of that whole interview meme, I was asked 5 questions by Hilly. I still have another 20 or so people to whom I need to send interview questions, so be patient. I’m working on it, fuckers.

As a result, I’m not going to invite commenters to request an interview. Instead, use the comments to answer the five questions that I’m answering. I’m interested in what you have to say. No, really. I am!

Hilly asks:

1.) What is the one thing that a blogger can do to really annoy you?

One thing? There are so many things that bloggers do that annoy me to no end. Let’s see. I get annoyed if a blogger’s name is “KIDNAME’S Mom”, because it really says to me that you don’t have your own identity or personality. Not that I have a lot of “Tyler’s Mom” and “Shithead’s Mom” bloggers who read me, but it frustrates me even when I see it on other blogs.

I get annoyed by passive aggressive bloggers who whine and lie and just use their blog as a way to get people to tell them nice things. Those types of people annoy me in real life, too.

I hate when bloggers have so many nicknames for all of their family members and kids and husband/wife and then they use the initials for them. You know what? I don’t give a fuck if JT and QU were fighting and then DH farted and you just had to call PSFK to tell her, but she was already talking to CKSKR! That means absolutely nothing to me, and I might stop reading your blog now.

I am annoyed by bloggers who have a sponsored post as every other post, or who have ads in the feedreader, or who have an abbreviated feed or post a ton of pictures but have this need to hide their face or post something goofy in its place or do weekly things like haiku or HNT or lists or memes . . ..

Hoo boy. This is a post all on its own!

2.) Even though I HATE this phrase, do you consider yourself an “A List Blogger” or do you see it a different way?

I see blogging in tiers, but not like “A-List” or anything like that. There are Big Bloggers, Medium Bloggers, Small Bloggers, and Tiny Bloggers. Obviously, the Big Bloggers are people like Heather Armstrong (who I heard from a friend of a friend likes to have sex with a horse and then saves the horse jizz to put in things she bakes for her family), but she’s the biggest of the big. There are plenty of big bloggers who get a ton of traffic, a lot of readers and commenters, and never seem to have time to actually ever show up and comment on anyone else’s blog. That just seems to defeat the purpose of blogging being fun because you’re part of a big community. If I ever reach that level, I hope I’m able to still read the blogs that I like.

I’d consider myself a Medium Blogger. Large enough to have an audience of some size but small enough to still be a drop in the bucket of the Internet.

3.) If you did not work for yourself, what kind of job would you like to have?

I cannot imagine ever working for anyone else, so any job that I would like to have would have to be working for myself. However, rather than the business that I’m in (selling razor-sharp glass dildos to masochistic fetishists), I would love to own a small independent movie theater/comic book store/cafe combo. That would be heaven.

4.) If I dared you to talk dirty to me, could you do it? Why or why not?

Ooh, baby, I want to insert my penis gently into your vagina and then retract it and insert it again and repeat that for several times until I ejaculate.

How’s that for dirty talk? I just find the whole concept demeaning and have no interest in it. I put women on pedestals and the concept of dirty talk just seems to chip away at that pedestal, even if it’s something that the woman likes or wants. I can’t help it.

5.) How many folders do you have in Google Reader and what are their labels?

I have a ton of folders. Here’s what I have now:

1. Must reads
2. 2nd Tier
3. Read if Time Available
4. Nice people with sucky blogs
5. New commenters to check out
6. People I Hate
7. Celebrity Blogs
8. Photo Blogs

I read the Must Reads almost every single day. I almost always manage to read the 2nd Tier blogs, and on days when I have time, I read the “RITA” blogs. The nice people with sucky blogs are people that I like personally but don’t really find their blogs interesting, so I try to read them to see how their life is going, but I don’t always have time for them. I add all commenters to my feedreader to the New Commenters folder and as I read them, I decide where to stick them. Finally, the People I Hate folder is for the people I hate but still want to see what stupid shit they’re spewing. I have about 12 blogs in there.

What are your answers to these questions?

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49 Replies to “Nobody expects the Snackiepoo Inquisition”

  1. hello haha narf

    1. the biggest thing a blogger can do to annoy me is to have music playing automatically when i show up on their site. no words for the fury!

    2. i’m a tiny blogger and totally ok with that.

    3. my dream job would be to do some sort of marketing for the city of pittsburgh. or the steelers. (i’m swooning at the mere thought!)

    4. oh i could talk dirty to hilly. le rowl! (although the dirty talk car conversation just came flooding back and is entirely too funny. you are lucky britt is a friend and didn’t post a clip of that insanity. i blame my terribly skills with the video.)

    5. my little two folders in the ole reader ain’t nuttin like yours, adam. i don’t know how you do it. fuck, i can’t keep up with my two folders.

  2. Angel

    I actually already knew some of that, heh! I guess my newb-ness is starting to wear off! :angel:

    1) One thing that kind of bothers me is over the top religious fanaticism. My own faith is developing, and I still don’t know exactly what it is I believe in, so it makes me uncomfortable. Along those same lines-I don’t like it when a blogger never bitches. It isn’t all sweetness and light, and if your life is all sweetness and light, get off the internet and go enjoy it. Oh, and bloggers who never swear. A well-placed FUCK just makes us all feel a little better. (Actually, Becky’s peeve is a no-no, too.)

    2)I don’t even think I’m on the scale, lol. But that’s ok, because the people who do read my blog are people I really like, and I’ve always been the type to have a handful of kick-ass friends rather than a shitload of people I don’t know much about.

    3)My dream job would be either running a non-profit that teaches people life skills for independent living, or an FBI profiler.

    4) Uh, I used to work for a phone sex call center in Clearwater. So, yeah, I could. but I wouldn’t do it unless I got paid. Because I can only contain the giggling when I have dollar bills in mind, lol.

    5) Four folders:
    -Interactive bloggers (the ones that also read my blog and/or that respond to my comments) -Snooty bloggers (the ones that I enjoy, but who are too big or busy or snooty to communicate with me on a personal level. I don’t hold it against them; the label is tongue in cheek. they just don’t rank as high on my must-read list because, let’s face it, we all like being acknowledged.)
    -Work (news and info about family advocacy)
    -Tech (talk nerdy to me!)

  3. Dave2

    1. My biggest annoyance is people who will do anything… ANYTHING… to get more traffic to their blog. There are some bloggers who I swear would blow a donkey on YouTube and post it just to get their numbers up. Even worse than these people are the people who will do anything to get new readers, but then post about the “horrible dilemma” as to whether or not they should put ads on their blog, when obviously that’s why they wanted so many readers in the first place.

    2. I look at my returning readership from time to time and feel very A-List. Then I write an entry I really like that gets three comments and feel not so much A-List. I feel very much like Adam… I’m no Deuce, and am actually very thankful for that.

    3. My dream job would be a foreign interpreter. I wish I spoke a foreign language well enough to do that.

    4. I could do it, but always end up laughing my ass off because even I can’t take myself seriously when talking dirty.

    5. I use a different reader, but I know what you mean. Mine is actually very close to Adam’s list… “Blogography” which is all my own feeds that I monitor to make sure they’re working okay. “Favorites” which I monitor daily and read immediately. “Bloggers” which is everybody I read that isn’t a favorite. “Maybe” which is where I put blogs I’m evaluating. “Commercial” which are not personal bloggers, but blogs for businesses or promotion. and “Dumbasses” which are bloggers I loathe, but keep track of for various reasons.

  4. NYCWD

    Those were some seriously excellent questions… and answers!

    1) What you said, and what Hola hoho Snarf said, and what Angel said, and what Dave2 said, and probably what everyone else is gonna say.

    2) Using your classification system I think that to someone who has no interest in what I have to say, I’d be a Tiny blogger… and to someone who hinges on my every word I’m a Big blogger. It’s the perception of other people that classifies me… to me I just am.

    3) I want a job that pays me to travel alot but I would still want to be home on weekends.

    4) Mud. Soap scum. Mildew. Gangrenous infected toe. Stage IV posterior sacral decubitis. Is that dirty enough for you?

    5) Wow. I have ALOT:
    -Personal Daily Reads: Every day
    -NYCWD Feeds: My own feeds to make sure they work
    -Blog Newsies: I read when I can but often get backed up on
    -Cereal Feeds: For CW
    -EMS Feeds: To stay up on the industry
    -FEMA: To stay aware on the Fed Level what’s going on
    -Gaming Blogs: XBOX bitches! Too bad mine is broke… but this folder also has RPG and CMG feeds as well
    -Gossip and Entertainment: Because I refuse to leave Britney alone
    -Government Blogs: God Bless the Library of Congress
    -News: Replaces the papers
    -Odd Stuff: Hey, this is the folder your in!
    -Personal Blogs: 100 personal blogs
    -Personal Blogs II: another 100 personal blogs
    -Personal Blogs III: 125 personal blogs
    -Photoblogs: Look at the pictures…
    -Queens Bloggers: For the ‘hood
    -Writing Blogs: For writing
    -Blogs to Watch for Shit: The drama queens
    -TequilaCon 2008: Anyone from the TC ’08 spreadsheet that I either a) didn’t meet and therefore they weren’t moved or b) didn’t go even though they were on the spreadsheet
    -Star Wars: Yeah… gotta stay up to date with the EU as much as humanly possible

    Yeah… I read alot.

  5. Breigh (Canadutch)

    Oh god, I’m PMSing like a freight train so excuse me if this goes a bit ranty.

    1.) What is the one thing that a blogger can do to really annoy you? — I hate when women do the half naked thing because they need attention from men. Like HNT etc. Maybe it’s because I’m overweight and jealous but I’m pretty sure it’s just me thinking they are lame.

    Oh and I hate when people do the ‘please help my friend’ thing. I know, this makes me a heinous bitch because we are all supposed to want to do good but I’m sorry, we all have shit going down in our lives. I don’t care if your cousin’s dog groomer lost a toe in a skateboarding accident and NO I am not sending you $10 to send her kid to Disneyland! Granted, there are times when really tragic things happen and I think the only time I ever gave money to any of these things was when I donated for NYC Watchdog, because god knows I can’t even imagine a tragedy like that… but some people go overboard with it. We don’t need to hear about or donate to every minuscule woe your friends happen to be having at the time.

    I hate blogs that play music or videos automatically. I hate it with the fire of a thousand suns.

    I hate when people take photos of random strangers for the purpose of making fun of them (ie, fat people, people who are dressed badly etc) AND show their face. Sure we all feel the need to get a little ‘thick ankles!’ now and then but have the decency to censor that shit a little.

    OH, and I hate people who use Blogger and make it so you can’t post using the name / url function. Learn to moderate asshole. I don’t want to sign into google every time I want to post a comment.

    Yeah, pretty sure that is it.

    2.) Even though I HATE this phrase, do you consider yourself an “A List Blogger” or do you see it a different way? — haha I am by no means an A List Blogger. If we were going by alphabet I’d say I’m more of an F list blogger. I know, I’m lame. Still, I’m no Dooce (not sure if that’s a good or bad thing) but I do have a small group of people who read my blog regularly. Mostly other expats, even though my blog is more about arb shit than just the whole expat in NL thing. Still, I’m not Avi or any of the rest of his gang either. I’m sure 3/4 of the people reading this comment are thinking “Who the fuck is she?”

    3.) If you did not work for yourself, what kind of job would you like to have? — I don’t work, for a number of reasons nobody is interested in hearing. I am a housewife. Working for myself IS a job I’d like to have, if only I could figure out what to do and how to do it. I’ve been living by my own rules too long now to follow anyone else’s.

    4.) If I dared you to talk dirty to me, could you do it? Why or why not? — Oh I’m totally capable of dirty talk but I don’t think I could do it to the original person asking without giggling. I’ve never really talked dirty to another chick before 😛 I could probably talk dirty to Avi though!

    5.) How many folders do you have in Google Reader and what are their labels? — I use Bloglines ever since someone hacked my Orkut / Gmail account and google did shit all to help me get it back. Anyway I have:
    Friends and Family
    Expat Blogs
    Random Blogs
    Crafts
    Entertainment
    Blog Review (That one is dead now, I so used to love IT2M etc)

    BTW – NYC Watchdog, great idea on having your own feed to make sure it works, I never thought of doing that! I will now 🙂

  6. Grant

    1.) I get annoyed with bloggers who mistake comments for celebrity – the types who decide “I’m not going to visit your blogs anymore because I’m tired of it, but I’ll keep posting because you all love me so much.” Similarly, the types who keep posting but go from part of the bloggy community to just posting ads or pleas for money and then wonder why nobody visits anymore.

    2.) I rule the P tier.

    3.) Apparently I’d be an IT guy. I’d love to make a living by writing, but apparently I’m too strange to make enough bucks.

    4.) Although I can curse at people, I have no ability to talk dirty and make it sound enjoyable. I can scream “I wanna fuck you up the ass”, but I generally use that for introductions to Asian women.

    5.) Two – one for blogs and one for blogs using the Google blog-follow thingy. I don’t actually use that function, but some people use it as a measure of their self-worth and begged me to add them, so I did.

  7. whall

    I put women up on a pedestal, too.

    How else can you look up their skirt and they *like* it?

    1) be oversensitive
    2) I’m a nay-list blogger
    3) honestly? proofreader. I love correcting.
    4) No
    5) None. I use Feeddemon.

  8. Cris

    OK I really want to know what blog roll list I am on.

    1. Streaming video, because I lack bandwidth. Which is now feels embarrassingly like admitting I have a small pee pee… which I am NOT admitting! No matter how true it might be.

    2. ityy, bitty typo filled, unread, unknown, blog you hate for all the right reasons

    3. OK either the guy who holds the shovel at the manure plant or maybe a fluffer for the porn industry. No wait I want to be CEO of Citibank! That SOB makes $108,000 a hour and had to beg for a Government bailout and GOT IT!

    4. Hellooooooo!! FLUFFER!

    5. 3. News, Sports, Blogs. When football season is over, I mostly just use two folders.

  9. Jennifer

    1) Whine about the same damn things 500 times and do nothing constructive about the situation to change it. This is why I am not a Clinical Psychologist and why I get my ass fired, cause I get sick of the whining and tell people to smart the fuck up.

    2) HA HA HA HA HA HA. No.

    3) I currently work for myself because I have a hard time keeping my opinion to myself. I end up telling an organization that they made a monster out of their client because they refused to change their ways and continued to let their clients act like 4 yo’s. THEN, are surprised when said 4yo has a tantrum and destroys a house. Um. I am currently looking into a line of employment that would make me a slave, they can’t fire me, only sell me to another division.

    4)I’d start giggling my ass off, I don’t dirty talk. I find it base.

    5) People keep telling me to use Google Reader, I really should but I keep getting distracted by the many windows I have open at any one time. Instead I use bloglines where I have my 60 (I think?) blogs I read. I read very few personal blogs anymore because most people annoy me….oooo…whats that shiny thing…

  10. Sybil Law

    1. I mostly just hate it when people become almost caricatures of themselves, or get too big for their britches, so to speak, about themselves/ their blogs. The people who have blogs just to rip on other people. Also the music and/ or videos that play whether you want to hear them or not.
    2. I am definitely not some big blogger. However, I am not sure I’d ever want to be.
    3. Architect. I think. Or maybe a psychiatrist, or someone else said an FBI profiler, and I’d enjoy that, too. Either way, anything I would do would be as some sort of freelancing job, so I could do it when my schedule (i.e, kid) allowed.
    4. Dirty talk is cheesey. I once dated a guy who liked it, and it didn’t last long, for that very reason. Now I know what his wife has to do to keep him hot, and it both makes me laugh and cringe. Haha!
    5. I am still on my husband’s computer, and haven’t set a damn thing up on here. I just use my generic google reader to visit blogs, which is why I’ve sucked so much at visiting, lately.

  11. Faiqa

    Great interview!!

    1. I don’t like it when music plays as soon I enter a blog. Especially if it’s bad music. I also find people who are *constantly* bitching about something without making an overall point a little annoying.

    2. I’m big in my own head.

    3. Jobs are for suckers.

    4. Absolutely. And I think you’d be pleasantly surprised at how good I am at it.

    5. That’s a really good idea. Feeling pretty stupid for not thinking of that.

  12. Sarcastica

    And my answers;

    1. Never reply to a comment. If I take the time to comment, I sort of hope that you take the time to respond to said comment. If not I feel like that kid that doesn’t get picked for the soccer team, or that the person is snobby for not making the time when I made the time to comment the post…

    2. Me? An A Lister? More like a C lister bahaha!!

    5. I want to be a published author who’s books become movies living in a huge condo with a house in Florida that I can retreat to with my family.

    4. A white horse slipped fell in the mud..there you go 🙂

    5. I didn’t know you could have folders…but if I did they would go;
    -Blogs I heart
    -People I heart with blogs
    Because I don’t really put blogs in my google reader unless I love the person/blog 🙂

  13. Jay

    1. Oh boy, this is a long list.
    – Blogs that play music automatically.
    – Bloggers who build up a lot of traffic, get a paid gig and now can no longer take the time to respond OR come by other people’s blogs, but still insist that you should come by their blog AND the one they get paid to write for.
    – Bloggers who are “thinking of quitting” but we know they aren’t going to, they just want everyone to say “please don’t quit!”
    – Daily updates about the not so original or ingenious activities of their amazingly average spawn who they think are prodigies.
    – People who bitch about other bloggers doing the VERY SAME THING that they do on their own blogs.
    – And there’s actually lots of other stuff. Much of which I probably do from time to time myself.

    2. Definitely not an A-lister. Or B or C or D .. I thinking somewhere around N or O. Or maybe closer to U.

    3. I would like to write and direct porn movies. Mostly I would like to correct the bad lighting of most porn movies.

    Or be on Mythbusters.

    4. I’m not any good at talking dirty. I start laughing.

    5. No folders. I’m way to unorganized for that. I have all the “regular” blogs on Google Reader and all the celebrity, sports and news blogs on Bloglines.

    But, I should make folders for the blogs I have in google reader though. At least a folder for new blogs that I’m trying out. And maybe one for people who annoy me, but I read them anyway.

  14. Shelli

    1. Using DH, DD, DS, etc. to describe husband, daughter, son, etc. It’s fucking annoying. No one cares enough about you to stalk you, but if you still feel like they do, make up names for them.

    2. I’m a small blogger. I get a lot of hits per day, but not a lot of comments. I have a lot of friends who are regulars and I write mostly for myself and them.

    3. I don’t work for myself and I love my job. If I did work for myself, I would be a published author.

    4. I like dirty talk, but my husband won’t oblige me. It doesn’t have to be demeaning though.

    5. I have 5:

    1. My Friends (people I actually consider my friends and I read them first)
    2. Top 10 (there’s more than 10 and I read them next if I have time)
    3. Must Reads (there next if there’s time)
    4. Others (last on the list of to reads if there’s time)
    5. TequilaCon 08 (this will probably be going away since it’s 09 now and most of these people are on other lists anyway, I’ve just been to lazy to address it)

    There, are you enlightened? What list am I on? No, don’t tell me. I don’t want to know that I’m a nice person with a sucky blog or that I’m someone you hate but you still want to see what stupid shit I’m spewing.

  15. Jay

    I actually left out a couple of other things that annoy me.
    – Truncated posts in readers. Trying to force people to click on your blog that you totally claim is only about your “creative outlet” and you could care less about traffic and then truncating posts is so lame.
    – Comment moderation. Completely takes away from the back and forth fun of blogging.
    – Word verification. Very few people get enough traffic to actually get spam comments or for them to matter.
    – Taking the blog private. Why bother blogging?

    And I especially can’t stand it when people take their blog private, or put up password protected posts and say “email me if you want the link or the password.” If you want me around YOU email me the password and link to YOUR blog. I’m sending anyone an email begging them to let me into that special group of people who gets to read their private thoughts.

  16. Stephanie

    Great questions, Hilly!

    1.) What is the one thing that a blogger can do to really annoy you?

    As others have said, auto-playing music. Also complicated, cluttered layouts, and those damn pages where the posts are just a few words, then you have to “Click Here To Continue Reading”…yeah. I don’t click. (What are those called?)

    2.) Even though I HATE this phrase, do you consider yourself an “A List Blogger” or do you see it a different way?

    I see myself as a negative Z blogger. LOL. I have about 5 readers. And that’s okay with me. I enjoy reading others, and I only randomly blog, and most of the time it is silly shit. As for “A” List bloggers, I don’t consider the Big Dooce an A-Lister, it is unbelievably boring, cluttered with ads and stupid shit, and just all around annoying to look at. I’ve tried, just to see what the hoopla is about. BORRRRRRRRING.

    3.) If you did not work for yourself, what kind of job would you like to have?

    The kind where I got paid a lot of money to eat foods and never gain weight. (Hey…I’m on a diet…I’m always hungry, people.)

    4.) If I dared you to talk dirty to me, could you do it? Why or why not?

    Um…no. I experimented with the dirty talk…not for me. If you’re doing it right…you shouldn’t be able to speak intelligible words, you know? Just lots of heavy breathing and panting and throaty growls…excuse me. If you have time to say “Grind me like a horny monkey with your huge throbbing cock, daddy!”…then you’re doing it wrong.

    5.) How many folders do you have in Google Reader and what are their labels?

    What’s Google reader?
    :thumbsup:

  17. Kathy

    1. Add me to the list of those who can’t stand sites that play music and/or stream video.

    I could go on and on with number one. I think I will. Whining. Whining about a lack of hits or traffic is a huge turn-off. Thinly veiled comments about other bloggers. If you feel you have to criticize someone, do it. Own it.

    2. I’m not an A-lister, but I’m not trying to be one. I don’t have the motivation to be a wildly popular blogger.

    3. I’d like the right to call myself a published author, too.

    4. Pass

    5. My google reader is a mess. I know I have a “personal blogs” folder, to which I add any site that doesn’t really fit into a nice little nice. Music, Photos, News, and one called (rather embarrassingly, but this is the first time anyone’s ever asked) “Teh Internets” for cute cat pictures and whatnot.

  18. paige

    it never occurred to me to have folders in my google reader. now I am so distracted, I cannot think of those other things.

    Although I will admit that I get sad if I lose a reader and I have no idea why that is. What a putz

  19. Trishk

    Hmm…I too am wondering where I fit in your folders.

    1. I don’t like many of the same things as everyone else has said, music, lots of pictures. I especially do not like the truncated posts in readers.

    I guess I need to stop referring to my grandkids as GK #1, #2 and #3. I didn’t know that it annoyed people.

    2. A List Blogger…are you kidding me?? I’m more like someone who just wants to communicate and meet other people.

    3. I would like a job that allows more travel. But I do like what I do now. Fundraising for a domestic violence center.

    4. Nope, I don’t think I could talk dirty to anyone…I blush very easily.

    5. It never occured to me to have folders. Now, I will have to do that.

  20. Chag

    1. The autoplay music ticks me off, too.
    2. Probably somewhere around J-list.
    3. Disc jockey, music store clerk, or rock star. Something with music.
    4. Yup. Just send me an email.
    5. Just one. Too lazy to categorize. But I think I need an Enemies List.

  21. Hilly

    I have to say that dirty talk was a ton better than what we heard in the car! 😉

    1.) What is the one thing that a blogger can do to really annoy you?

    Pandering for comments but acting like they are not doing so. Look, we all have times when we post simply for comments, whether it be a deep seeded need to feel better about ourselves or maybe we just crave the interaction. Either way, when people pretend that they never do that? STFU.

    Autoplay music is a given.

    Also? I am an aesthetic person. If your posts have 4 pictures all in wonkadoo order, plus a video, plus an audio file and I can’t even figure out what the fucking point is? No thanks.

    Calling people out by name and linking them bugs me too (no offense, haha). I just think we should be able to take things to a personal email level rather than airing our dirty laundry.

    2.) Even though I HATE this phrase, do you consider yourself an “A List Blogger” or do you see it a different way?

    Not. at. all. I have a niche and a group of like-minded people who read my drivel on a daily basis but I’m not really a “big blogger” by any means.

    3.) If you did not work for yourself, what kind of job would you like to have?

    Sadly, as I am about to embark on a new life, I have no idea. However, that is kind of half of the fun!

    4.) If I dared you to talk dirty to me, could you do it? Why or why not?

    Well I would certainly not talk dirty to MYSELF but yes, yes indeed…I like it nasty.

    5.) How many folders do you have in Google Reader and what are their labels?

    I think I have too many gauging from what others have here. Mine is a tier system as well:

    1. People I Know (Daily reads of people I’ve met and are really good friends with)
    2. People I’ve Met (self explanatory)
    3. Freaking Faboo
    4. Blogheads I
    5. Blogheads II
    6. Blogheads III
    7. My Personal Feeds
    8. To Be Determined
    9. Entertainment
    10. Random

  22. Finn

    1.) What is the one thing that a blogger can do to really annoy you?

    Being boring. And the music thing.

    2.) Even though I HATE this phrase, do you consider yourself an “A List Blogger” or do you see it a different way?

    Oh please. I’m off the chart. But not in a good way.

    3.) If you did not work for yourself, what kind of job would you like to have?

    I’d like to be a travel writer. Or a bestselling author. Or Annie Lebowitz.

    4.) If I dared you to talk dirty to me, could you do it? Why or why not?

    Certainly I could. I am a good actress. But I couldn’t promise I wouldn’t giggle.

    5.) How many folders do you have in Google Reader and what are their labels?

    I keep it very simple: Morning Reads and Later Reads.

  23. Sarah

    1. autoplay music will make me never return to your blog. I also hate when bloggers pretty much beg for comments and get pissy that ‘no one’ comments on their blog. Just shut up already.

    2. I am a teeny tiny blogger and I like it that way. I like being able to form a kind of friendship with the bloggers that comment on my blog.

    3. I just want to get my degree then I’ll worry about a job and grad school. But ideally I’d love to go into research of some kind.

    4. I couldn’t without falling over laughing. The whole thing is kind of odd to me.

    5. celebrity gossip
    fashion blogs
    movies
    news
    random
    personal blogs
    pretty
    shopping

  24. B.E. Earl

    1. If a blogger annoys me I usually just stop reading, but I guess one thing that bothers me is advertisements on a personal blog.

    2. I’m an Omega List Blogger.

    3. Having a hard time imagining myself working for anybody again. Maybe a fun micro-brewery or something with the Yankees. CF, perhaps.

    4. I’m not a good dirty talker, but I probably do it if I had to. Smegma.

    5. Daily Reads, New Stuff (which eventually get moved to Daily Reads if the blog is interesting enough), Me (my blogs), Beer, Sports and Politics.

  25. always home and uncool

    1. Autoplay music, feeds that make you jump, speaking of oneself in the third person.
    2. I aspire to cult status. I seem to have loyal subscribers, but not many random hits. Except for people searching for Kari from “Mythbusters” and pregnancy rumors about the mom on “Suite Life of Zac & Cody.”
    3. Quality control for Guinness. I read once about a guy whose job for them to travel to bars, check the taps, teach the proper poor and taste test.
    4. To Adam, definitely, but if I did it to another woman, the wife would leave me.
    5. No folders. It’s free-form blog reading!

  26. Coal Miner's Granddaughter

    1) I hate bloggers who try to draw pitiful stick figures of themselves with gigantic schlongs.

    2) Oh, Lord. I am so very Z-list that it isn’t even funny. Or, in your classification, Tiny Blogger.

    3) Safety diver at the Neutral Buoyancy Lab. Or “Official Nutcracker” at your company.

    4) Mud, fertilizer, Mike Rowe, turds, and dingleberry. Yep, that about covers it.

    5) I have no folders. I currently have 70 blogs in my reader and I read all when I can. And, go ahead, admit it, I’m in the “People I Hate” category, right? Kewl. 🙂

  27. chamblee54

    The answers to these questions made a nice post for my blog. There are some pictures, which have nothing to do with the text. Here are the answers.

    1.) What is the one thing that a blogger can do to really annoy you?
    The one thing would be music players with auto start. Jasmine Cannick has an auto start player. It would have been rude to turn it off, so I had to hear a performance by Shirley Q. Liquor.
    2.) Even though I HATE this phrase, do you consider yourself an “A List Blogger” or do you see it a different way?
    I am lucky to get into double digits most days. Technorati has me in the top 800,000. In honor of our new president, I am going to claim to be an ” O List Blogger”.
    3.) If you did not work for yourself, what kind of job would you like to have?
    Something that does not cause brain damage, and where the checks don’t bounce.
    4.) If I dared you to talk dirty to me, could you do it? Why or why not?
    It depends on who “I” is. If it was Avitable, I seriously doubt it.
    Mostly, I feel silly talking dirty.
    5.) How many folders do you have in Google Reader and what are their labels? There is a file on my machine which does not allow me to use google products. This is the reason I went from Blogger to wordpress. As for the whole rss thing…I just do it manually. I have a frequent folder with shortcuts to the blogs. Drag the thingie into the firefox, and I don’t miss anything important.

  28. Mik

    1.) What is the one thing that a blogger can do to really annoy you?

    Autoplay music, much like everyone else, especially if I have to scroll and search for how to hit the pause button on it, I’d rather leave.

    2.) Even though I HATE this phrase, do you consider yourself an “A List Blogger” or do you see it a different way?

    In no way shape or form, I’m down the other end of the alphabet, I have a few regular readers and commenter’s and that is okay.

    3.) If you did not work for yourself, what kind of job would you like to have?

    Some artistic pursuit that involves making stuff with my hands.

    4.) If I dared you to talk dirty to me, could you do it? Why or why not?

    I used to write short stories for men’s top shelf magazines, so I have the vocabulary for it.

    5.) How many folders do you have in Google Reader and what are their labels?

    I use Yahoo, but don’t have many feeds in it, I tend to prefer email updates.

  29. Sheila (Charm School Reject)

    1.) What is the one thing that a blogger can do to really annoy you?

    Post something that tells me that his monthly eating out budget is almost that of my total monthly income.

    2.) Even though I HATE this phrase, do you consider yourself an “A List Blogger” or do you see it a different way?

    I’m totally A list – in my own world. Heh.

    [Clearly just kidding here, folks!]

    3.) If you did not work for yourself, what kind of job would you like to have?

    I don’t work for myself. If I could work somewhere else – it’d be behind the big desk, instead of at the little desk. Or, behind a counter at a library.

    4.) If I dared you to talk dirty to me, could you do it? Why or why not?

    I think that a picture is worth a thousand words, don’t you?

    5.) How many folders do you have in Google Reader and what are their labels?

    You can create folders in Google Reader?

  30. Valerie

    1. We aren’t avid readers of blogs. Really yours is the only one I go to other than my own. In fact, I visit yours more than my own.

    2. Nope we distribute pictures of our kids to our family members via the blog. We’re too lazy to mail pics to everyone by snail mail.

    3. I have a pretty good job and want to keep it for as long as I can, but I want to work for the World Bank one day but need to get my MBA first.

    4. I find dirty talk easier to do in writing but it’s more meaningful when said.

    5. Greenhouse gases
    Vacation

    We know we’re on your nice people with sucky blogs and we think it’s cute you categorize that way.

  31. Father Muskrat

    1) I’m not a fan of bloggers who put “LOL” in the middle of their posts. If you’re writing and are trying to be funny, I’d hope you can make yourself laugh, or else you certainly won’t make anyone else do it. We don’t need to know that you made yourself LOL in the middle of your post. Fucktard.
    2) No. Maybe Medium.
    3) I hope to work for myself in a year or two. Luckily, I have a good bit of autonomy in my working for a firm right now.
    4) I’d have to be hammered to do that, and I’d still laugh the whole time.
    5) I just figured out how to use Google Reader a few weeks ago. I’m not to the “folder having” stage yet.

  32. Miss Britt

    I was tempted to comment on your answers, but I won’t.

    But… can I just say… how in the hell does Dave2 like YOU then?!?! Does he not KNOW YOU?!?! At all?!?!

    1.) What is the one thing that a blogger can do to really annoy you?

    Be fake and/or insincere. In any way.

    2.) Even though I HATE this phrase, do you consider yourself an “A List Blogger” or do you see it a different way?

    Hell. No.

    I think “A-List Blogger” is something a lot of really pathetic people made up to make themselves feel cool. Most “a list bloggers” are equivalent to the homecoming queen at my highschool – big shit in a small pond that the rest of the world doesn’t even know exists.

    3.) If you did not work for yourself, what kind of job would you like to have?

    I’d like to be a writer. And make a living from it.

    4.) If I dared you to talk dirty to me, could you do it? Why or why not?

    For the record, few people actually enjoy being on a pedestal. Pedestals are for THINGS, not people.

    And hell yeah I could talk dirty to you. Well. Not to you. I can talk dirty to Jared, when no one else is around.

    5.) How many folders do you have in Google Reader and what are their labels?

    My answer to this question would be boring.

    But it does NOT contain a folder for people I hate but have a strange obsession with following.

  33. Kevin Spencer

    1. Not taking the time to respond to any of the comments people have left. Not offering a full text feed.

    2. Z list certainly, are you kidding me?

    3. A musician. If only I played an instrument. Or porn star.

    4. Talking dirty certainly doesn’t have to be demeaning, so er, yes.

    5. Blogs. Eval Blogs. News. Sport. Geek. Other.

  34. twinkie

    1.I’ve never been to a blog that had automusic. I must not get out much.

    2.Because I’m the only person (in real life) I know that blogs I’ll go ahead and give myself an A!

    No, but really. I consider myself an A list blogger. Anything else in other categories (in my opinion) are bloggers that don’t use spell check, post their “political opinions” by copying and pasting news articles and you can TELL it’s a copy and paste because all the words are actually spelled correctly.

    Or they use their blog to push their product but don’t do it in a way that’s interesting enough to read about. (I blog in a Facebook/Myspace type of place but it’s local to Bakersfield/Kern County and a lot of people use their blogs to promote their stuff which is fine, but can you please do it in a way that’s creative or interesting? I mean, just posting “Hey everybody. Check out my band.” And posting a link is NOT a way to get me to check out your band. Other than that, a blog is a blog is a blog. I don’t consider it better or worse just because of the amount of traffic they get.

    3.I’d love to be a prostitute. Have my cake and eat it too? Hells yah. Kidding. Sorta. But not really.

    4.Oooh la la… dirty.sexy.talk.

    5.folders? Hu? What’s that? I keep my favorite blogs on my computer’s “MY FAVORITES” list. I don’t have a lot of favorites so the list is small.

  35. Gina

    1. What is one thing that a blogger can do to really annoy you?
    Never respond to comments.

    2. Even though I HATE this phrase, do you consider yourself an “A List Blogger” or do you see it a different way?
    I wish I was an A-List Blogger. That would entail being given free things to review, 50 – 100 commenters on the average post, and invites to interesting events. What could be bad about that?

    3. If you did not work for yourself, what kind of job would you like to have?
    If I could work for myself I would. If I could simply have a different job than I do now (please, God, please?), I would love to work at a bookstore, write for a local publication, and/or blog full-time. Something involving working from home would be divine.

    4. If I dared you to talk dirty to me, could you do it? Why or why not?
    I could most definitely talk dirty to you. 😉 Talking dirty doesn’t have to be disrespectful or sexist at all. It can actually be empowering and appreciative.

    5. How many folders do you have in Google Reader and what are their labels?
    5, I think. Daily reads, occasional reads, weekly reads, monthly reads, and inspiration I believe are the only folders. I am about to reduce again how many are on my list of blogs I read. I cannot keep up.

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