I’ve made it a point on this site to include only original material. If I have nothing clever or insightful to say, I don’t dig around for someone else’s hilarious video or cartoon to throw onto my page, or hunt for another person’s post that I can reprint in toto with a mere attribution. I also try not to rehash the same philosophical discussions that atheists have been having since the first primitive freethinker looked at a proto-priest's cave painting and said, “Hey, that’s bullshit.”
If it was a slow news day — and if I’m also out of off-the-wall ideas — I usually just don’t blog.
However, we all know that the massive webehemoth needs to be fed. Our aggregators demand aggregating, and our stat counters cry out for stats to count.
So this is my nothing post for today.
Perhaps you’ve also got nothing that trips your trigger to write about today. Feel free to commiserate with me in a comment.
If you can’t come up with a subject for today, though, please don’t lift an entire post of mine and print it on your own blog. It may be difficult to believe, but I work hard to craft my posts to provide my readers — as few as they may be — with entertainment, information, and food-for-thought. I like to think that my auctorial voice is uniquely my own; it doesn’t sound right coming out of your mouth. If you enjoy something I’ve written, or hate it, by all means provide a well-appreciated link. Print a short quote, as long as you tell your readers that I was its source. Go ahead and use my ideas as jumping-off points to generate your own. But don’t substitute whole chunks of my good stuff for your nothing post.