November 17, 2004

It's Hurtful, If You Want To Know the Truth

Glenn is boycotting me. It makes me sad that he would throw out our friendship this way. All those long nights, talking almost until dawn till he went upstairs to the Instawife and I walked down the long hall to where Attila the Hub waited, asleep.

And now this utter silence. This refusal to recognize my blog.

Next thing you know he'll be saying he never went to Idyllwild, California for a vacation in a cabin covered with snow. He'll say I never made Moroccan Stew for him, the Instawife and 15 other people.

He's trying to disown me. He's acting like the history we share is somehow embarrassing to him.

Fine. Two can play at that game: I will stop linking him. Beat him at his own game, until he cries "mercy" and acknowledges our true, deep—yet Platonic—connection.

Posted by Attila at November 17, 2004 01:22 AM

Dont count on mercy A real frend evean a asshole frend would not turn ther back just let it be, If your frend dosit see that hes not a frend.Just be cool un like me you got a lota readers a lota pull. Who gives a damm wat he thinkes this is your blog, you nead not be sorry to iney one. just stand and be you.

Posted by: gutterman at November 17, 2004 02:01 AM

O and cool site

Posted by: gutterman at November 17, 2004 02:04 AM

He'll link the Liberated, Vanities, Recipes, and Capitalists, but will he link Cats? NooooOOooOOooOOooOOoo.

He also links the OLD me instead of the NEW me. How bad is that?

Linking to him in unrequited fashion is almost like sucking up to Sullivan now, only without the bad taste in my mouth... and the fact that it would prop up a pathetic MSM tool who squeezes his buttocks on TV.

Posted by: Laurence Simon at November 17, 2004 06:52 AM

Linking to the old you--that's almost as bad as spelling your name wrong. Oh, wait--I did that once.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 17, 2004 10:32 AM

Why not link to people that treat you well? One of the sad things that I've noticed about SOME large blogs is that they seem to forget that it is the SMALLER blogs that make-up the VAST majority of readers. If a GIANT blog treats its readers cavalierly, as seems to be the case here, then that giant might find itself a very small blog someday.

As for myself, I get less than a 100 readers per day, and I adore every one of them and hope that they keep coming back. That is why I answer their emails and address their concerns. It's about the readers.

You have a large and well-rounded blogroll. You can do without him. I would be most pleased be on it, if you could put-up with a teacher in your Realm.

Posted by: EdWonk at November 17, 2004 05:29 PM

Actually, I was . . . um. I was joking.

Posted by: Attila Girl at November 17, 2004 06:35 PM

I don't think Glenn is biting like Hawinks did :)

Posted by: William Teach at November 18, 2004 04:30 PM



Posted by: Desert Cat at November 18, 2004 09:31 PM

Good satirical writing! You certainly had me fooled. I would give you an A+ if you were in my English class. Still..It IS about the readers. ;-)

Posted by: EdWonk at November 19, 2004 12:39 AM

In the case of John Hawkins, he just linked me out of the blue, and I linked him in return.

In the case of Glenn Reynolds, I was just throwing a line out into the water, as many do periodically. I've never received an Instalanche, but I'm sure my day will come.

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