Bloggoquette, California-Planning and December-Stress
A post in one of my regularly read blogs picked up (or started?) quite an interesting topic (beware, german only) today. The essence is: There’s a high quantity of blogs, but how about the quality, especially about the etiquette bloggers stick to (or, more precisely, don’t stick to) if diverse points of view arise? Furthermore this question is targeted towards professionals who blog, for example journalists, not to stuff like my blog here, where people rant about their cat’s adventures and alike. After a brief look at my feedlist I realized that there’s a bunch of english marketing blogs on the list, but no german (except brainwash). Now a look at the posts in that blogs reveals quite a few mentions of other blogs or bloggers. However the majority is either recommendations or constructive, argumented critizism. No offensive or insulting attacks to be found. Is this a germany/austria thing? I wonder if may a lack of self-consciousness and good arguments leads to this offensive behaviour?
My plans for california finally start to take shape. You know, 2nd of january is coming closer every day (haha, I’m so funny) and it’s about time to get accomodation arranged. So I started to write couch requests the last days and at the time I got couches worked out from 2nd of january until 10th in San Francisco. I’d like to stay a few days more, so I’m still working on getting that arranged, but it’s looking pretty good (no idea what I’m talking about? Look here). The rough plan is to stay about two weeks in San Francisco, then start travelling south for another two weeks, with stops by at Yosemite National Park, Death Valley and Las Vegas to then get to San Diego. From there a little trip to Tijuana is on the list and finally I’ll head for Los Angeles for the last 10 days or something, from where my plane home will depart on 22nd of february. However, it’s just a rough plan and if chances are it will change.
It’s december, you know, christmas and all that stuff. Every company does it’s usual christmas-stuff. Send a useless mailing, probably with a even more useless small gift, and throw a christmas-party. Too bad there’s so many companies and so many christmas parties, who are all pretty much the same. Boring sit-arounds where employees get drunk. Great fun. Why don’t they just skip that “official party making” stuff, do their employees something good and leave them alone with that “have to go”-event? Probably that’s just what I think, but I don’t like christmas in general, so my opinion isn’t really significant on that I guess. However, this year all people seem to have decided to party in december. There’s graduation parties, birthday parties, party-parties, all kind of stuff. The “silent time, holy time” is nothing but a concentrated bunch of alcohol-excesses people need to get over that whole terror that is santa clauses and christmas-light-decorations all over the cities starting in late september, so everybody’s fed up with the whole christmas-thing long before december even starts. Mankind degresses to advertisment-driven alcoholics.
Today’s link tipp: Do websites need to look exactly the same in every browser?