Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Post #495 -OR- (can't finish, on strike)

My Dear Fellow Bloggers,

I think the time has come for us to strike. Against whom? Does it matter really? We are bloggers and mostly work for ourselves, so I suppose I propose we strike against ourselves. I am pretty sure there is some degree, however small, of self-loathing within us all. Do we, as writers, really want to work for someone who loathes us from time to time?

How many times have you poured your heart out onto the blank screen just to have yourself tell you that it was total crap and delete it before your very eyes? Don’t you deserve better treatment from your employer than that? You are working and slaving, developing carpal tunnel at the least for no pay and all they can say is “that’s total crap, start again.” Screw that!

How many hours a day do you spend with your blogging employer? I tend to spend, on average, 24 hours a day with mine; every day. A full 365 days a years I spend sharing air, space, and even skin with mine; 366 in a leap year and I don’t even get overtime pay for that extra day every four years! Mine even will wake me up in the middle of the night if he gets some problem on his mind. That is beyond what I signed up for as a blogger damnit!

The time has come to join our brethren from the Writer’s Guild of America, the Broadway stage hands, the CBS news writing staff, and the French civil servants and start a blogging strike!

I, of course, will not be joining you in this strike however. Someone needs to keep the public informed of our demands and progress and I am volunteering to take that job. I will keep on blogging, my brethren, so that you can raise the awareness of all we suffer through to provide entertainment to the tens of people who stop by for the seconds a day to see what we are babbling about this time.

Strike hard, my blogging brethren; strike while the iron’s hot (whatever that means in this context). I support you and will begrudgingly keep your readers entertained while you walk the line. We are in this together.

Love Always,


Steve Buchheit said...


Solidarity For-EEEEVER!

I think I'll stop blogging, and set up another blog to track my strike action and list my grievances. Er, wait. That ain't right. Strike the Strike Blog... or something.

Serena Joy said...

Some days I feel like I've been on strike for a long, long time.:-)

Scary Monster said...

Me not gonna strike, but me will type more slowly so as to annoy the general public. Me might just take a coffe break between words and quite possibly leave some sentences unfin

STMP (0_0)/~

Camille Alexa said...

I'm already on strike.