Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
After you've blogged for a while, you start to filter the world through a bloggable versus non-bloggable lens. Interactions with people, conversations, articles, events, all of them end up being evaluated as to whether they are bloggable post material or not.

Some bloggers are fearless. They have no filter. EVERYTHING is bloggable no matter how intimate, embarrassing, outrageous, offensive, demeaning, but mostly boring it may be. I admire their fearlessness, and I enjoy reading them sometimes, but I am certainly not one of them, or this blog would be called "Tabloid", instead of "Broadsheet". I have a few standards. Not many, but I will never demean, insult, or ridicule anyone here - at least not a private citizen, including other bloggers. Public figures, however, are open to whatever they deserve (cough, Bush, cough), by being in the public spotlight.

Same goes for publicly embarrassing people. This is the internet after all, and no matter how funny or amusing I think something is, if it comes at the risk of mortally embarrassing someone who may or may not even ever read this, or other people who know them might read it - then it's off limits no matter how laugh out loud funny I might think it is.

So, with that in mind, I can't post about the funny thing that has happened two nights in a row now. You're just going to have to trust me on this one and I can assure you, it was effin hilariously embarrassing for the people involved.
posted by Broadsheet @ 10:54 AM  
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