Quote of the day

A comment by Irish blogger Paul Moloney at Harry’s Place yesterday:

“As a blogger myself, my no. 1 annoyance is commenters–none of whom appear to have a blog themselves–who insist on telling me what I should be writing about in my own blog”.

Hat tip to Pete!

  • Pete Baker

    BWHAAhahaha*

    [*evil laugh]

  • TAFKABO

    Touché

  • venichka

    What bastards those people are

  • bog warrior

    Voyeuristic parasites the lot of us, i mean them.

  • missfitz

    well, would he not be better off blogging quietly in a dark corner, and not sharing his ideas? That way no-one could comment, critique or otherwise engage with him?

    Oh wait, that would defeat the purpose of the whole game………

  • Miss Fitz, you’re missing the point of my comment. I wasn’t about people adding opposing opinions to blog articles. It was about people adding comments saying “Why are you blogging about X, when there are much more important issues to talk about such as Y”.

    P.

  • Gonzo

    I used to DJ a bit (badly!), and – as anyone who has tried it knows – there were always plenty of people who used to come up and ask “Will you play this song by such-and-such?”

    The answer that seemed to work best was to inform them that if they wanted a juke box, they should’ve gone to the pub.

    ;o)

  • Alan

    *The answer that seemed to work best was to inform them that if they wanted a juke box, they should’ve gone to the pub. *

    So much for customer service!

    In counterpoint of that one is the story about John Mayall being asked to play *Room to Move* at a gig years after the original band had split up. His response?

    *What’d you come here for – to hear an old record or something?*

  • PS

    I agree 100%. I actually did it once on this site but being part of a blog now, I realise how infuriating it is to have people lambasting you for not blogging on certain topics as though a blogger is supposed to sit on his computer ready to produce a thread on whatever whim a reader might have at any given time.