Gut Rumbles

December 01, 2005

I hope he's wrong

The thing I've always liked most about blogging (and reading other blogs) is the free-wheeling, wide-open atmosphere. Start a blog, write about anything that blows your dress up, and if you're any good, you'll eventually draw an audience. Links from the Tall Dogs help, but they really aren't essential.

If you build it, they will come.

I'm going to celebrate my 4th Blog Birthday next month. Gut Rumbles has always been a labor of love for me. I've put a lot of work into what you see here, but it's been a lot of fun, too. Hell, I've stuck with this hobby for a long time and I still enjoy doing it. I don't intend to quit anytime soon.

I know that everything evolves (or mutates) over time. I hope this guy is wrong about what he sees happening now, but I always figured that it was just a matter of time before blogging lost its cherry and became a lot like an elite country club with exclusive membership instead of a mud-wrestling pit, where everyone was welcome to join.

I prefer the mud-wrestle myself.

But what the hell? I'm a troglodyte. It still think the 1957 Chevy Bel Air was one of the best, and prettiest, cars ever built. I still think the "designated hitter" rule sucks.

I also think professional football has lost its dignity because of egotistical players who demean the game with their selfish antics.

I would hate to see blogging go the same way.



Any brain that can come up with that word is doing just fine. I hope he's not right, too. But, he probably is...where's there's a way to make a buck...

Posted by: Kelly on December 1, 2005 02:07 PM

I see no need for fear. The PJM or as I prefer to call it: "Open Sores Media" can hardly conscript readers. If they want to drip pus on themselves, let 'em. I'll effin' read whatever I effin' want. They can go suck eggs.

Oh, yeah. Good to have you back and hang tough, you were missed.

Posted by: Gerry N. on December 1, 2005 02:19 PM

Hell, the only one of the PJM I look at nearly every day is Bill Quick anyway. The rest ,except for Renolds ,I have never clicked on.

Posted by: GUYK on December 1, 2005 02:25 PM

Rob, as long you're here us troglodytes will always have a mud pit to wallow in.

Glad you're back.

Posted by: caltechgirl on December 1, 2005 02:27 PM

1965 AC Shelby Cobra....prettiest....fastest street legal car ever until recently....

Posted by: JJW on December 1, 2005 02:29 PM

Wow, it's only been 4 years? Seems I've been visiting here longer than that!

Posted by: Alaska Kim on December 1, 2005 03:00 PM

I much prefer mud wrestlin' and a '57 Chevy than all the 'pundits' online!

Four years fly by fast, don't they? "They" say as one gets older the years go faster,,,sure hope that isn't true.

Posted by: Michele on December 1, 2005 03:13 PM

Bowleggs, I did a lot of fucking in my 57 Chevy, you just brought back memories, Cat

Posted by: catfish on December 1, 2005 03:38 PM

I much prefer good manners.

Posted by: Brett on December 1, 2005 04:12 PM

If you get tired of the mud, I'm certain that we can supply plenty of Jello for your wrestling needs.

Posted by: physics geek on December 1, 2005 04:16 PM

What's a troglodyte?

Posted by: Steve H. on December 1, 2005 04:53 PM

Pronunciation: 'trä-gl&-"dIt
Function: noun
1 : a member of a primitive people dwelling in caves
2 : a person resembling a troglodyte (as in reclusive habits or outmoded or reactionary attitudes)

Posted by: Gerry N. on December 1, 2005 05:16 PM

Wanna wrestle pet? :)

Posted by: Misty on December 1, 2005 06:43 PM

Yes, Misty! Yes!

Posted by: Bane on December 1, 2005 06:50 PM

Oh wanna mud wrestle when I get to Ga?

Posted by: livey on December 1, 2005 07:43 PM

Bane - After posting a photo of myself nekkid on my blog, and you saying nothing at all, all I can say is that I am disappointed and my offer of wrestling is now open only to Acidman.
Sorry honey ;) X Just a little too late...

Posted by: Misty on December 1, 2005 08:44 PM

glad to see you back. you're a strong person, taking your life into your own hands.
best to you.

Posted by: gregor on December 1, 2005 08:51 PM

Nawww...fortunately or unfortunately THAT GUY isn't wrong. It's capitalisim at work. So be it.

I choose not to contribute, though, I prefer to be down in the pit with you, Rob, and Cat, and Beu and GOC and Steel many great, absolutely great blogs out here. Just wishes i were so talented, and had the stamina it takes to keep a great blog going

Posted by: imp on December 2, 2005 06:29 AM
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