Thursday, 10 February 2011
In theme with my previous posting in regards to specialised airlines, I present to you an airline that exclusively caters to bloggers. Introducing, 'Blog Air'.
A while back I did a posting titled, Big Blogger , which discussed the concept of bloggers with a diversity of talents, all vying to be the ultimate winner in a 'reality' television show. This is a concept that really should be put forward to a television network. So just how would we get the bloggers to such a show? Of course, we could fly them on Blog Air.
Ah, I can just visualise the scene. One by one, the bloggers board Blog Air. 'Um, hello flight attendant, there must be a mistake with my seat location! I have over a thousand 'followers' and I should be in first class and not stuck in economy with all those insignificant bloggers!' The blogger waiting to board behind the 'popular' blogger, states, 'Oh yeah and just how many of those followers actually read your stuff? I would rather a small amount of followers that I interacted with, rather than your misleading total. In fact, I have fifty followers and I certainly don't think that makes you twenty times better than me!' And thus the festivities of the bloggers on Blog Air, begins in earnest.
I'm on Blog Air and yes, I'm in the economy section. I listen to the chatter of the bloggers in the seats nearby and up in the first class section. 'You know, my blog is a very important place. A meeting place where other lesser bloggers can come and note just how wonderful I am!' And thus, I realised I was listening to the self-obsessed blogger. 'You must read my latest posting that ties in nicely with my other posting about the upcoming posting that tells you about my posting that I posted last month about how great my postings are!' Hmmm, so that would be the self-promoting blogger. And then I overhear the 'comedy' blogger who likes to repeat the same jokes over and over and over and.... 'Hey, hey, I'm more off-the-wall than Humpty Dumpty! Fred Flintstone meet Homer Simpson, 'Yabba dabba....Doh!' 'Oh yeah, like you are sooo funny', I think to myself.
So I sit there, quietly listening to the various bloggers, in all their diversity. I hear the crude one telling how 'fucking awesome they are!' I listen to the serious ones, the shy ones, the poetic ones, the cynical ones and the ones who do variety. I hear one blogger describe a situation that could take but a few sentences, yet drags it out for what seems an eternity. And I realise this is the blogger who writes blogs that are just too damn long. Which makes me realise, if I don't stop soon, this posting will be skimmed through, or ignored, or a couple of key words picked up on, in order to make a comment.
Yes, I sit here on Blog Air in economy class and I stare out the window. Thoughts drift into my mind, that we, within the great blogging community, are all different, all equal. Let us embrace the diversity and truly be here for each other. I then see this one blogger swaggering down the aisle with a toilet plunger on their head. 'Hey, look at me! I'm a unicorn!' So, that would be the surreal blogger.