“I’m so unsubscribing cause you’re inane”

DWeatherly writes: “OK, that’s it Scoble, I’m unsubscribed.”

When I talk with new bloggers they generally complain about not having readers, or not having commenters. I tell them “enjoy those days where you can write an inane post without being abused.”

But, here’s the thing DWeatherly just exposed about himself.

1) He doesn’t use a good RSS reader. I read more than 1,000 posts every day and if I hit an inane post I just hit “J.” Yeah, maybe 10 seconds of my day are gone (sometimes inane posts have grabbing headlines, or a good first couple of paragraphs and “fool” me into reading more) but I generally don’t mind too much cause even an inane post sometimes teaches me something.

2) He has expectations of a private blog that are way out of wack. A private blog WILL BE INANE once in a while if it’s written by a single human being. If you expect any single human being to NOT be inane once in a while, you’ll just get pre-processed, pre-edited stuff and won’t see anything real. Translation: you won’t see any posts done at 2 a.m. when we’re just having some geeky fun and trying to point out the general inanity of life.

3) He missed the whole point of the post, which was to point out that Twitter +is+ inane. But that’s what makes it fun. I posted at 2 a.m. and both of my employees wrote back to say the Twitter equivilent of “hi.” And it’s a world-wide-inanity experiment. Rachel Clarke is somewhere else in the world (she usually lives in UK, but I think she’s in New York).

Anyway, my point of this inane post is to tell my readers that if you don’t like inane posts, please don’t read me. Unsubscribe right now and head over to TechMeme, where every post has been linked to by some other smarter, better looking, blogger (or, probably five or 10 of them).

Me? This is my personal blog and, sorry, I’m inane. Stupid. Lame. Boring. Headache inducing. A lot of the time. If you do stick around, just hit “J” in Bloglines or Google Reader and we’ll all get through those parts together.

Oh, and DWeatherly also demonstrated he didn’t watch my video interview that I posted yesterday. That was 45 minutes of an Austrian developer who, definitely, is NOT inane.

Or, he missed where I posted about Jott.com. That service helps you use your cell phone to not be inane (or, at least, not to forget stuff before you can get off the freeway and write it down). But, no, we don’t have DWeatherly here anymore cause he couldn’t put up with an inane four posts about Twitter.

One last thought. Have you ever noticed that the most abusive commenters don’t have blogs of their own? I sure wish these readers who think they know how to do this so well would do a blog of their own so we could all learn from their greatness.

And that’s my inane thoughts today from Hiway 5 in Seattle. David Geller, a guy who is NOT inane, is driving. We’re going to have breakfast with Buzz Bruggeman and Alvey Ray Smith, co-founder of Pixar. How do you know he’s NOT inane? Cause he’s won two Oscars and built technology that revolutionized the movie business. UPDATE: Alvey couldn’t make it, but breakfast wasn’t inane anyway. Onto Amazon.

73 thoughts on ““I’m so unsubscribing cause you’re inane”

  1. I made this and dedicated it to Scoble:
    http://www.autotwit.com/

    Key Benefits:

    1. Make you wealthy
    2. Improve your appearance
    3. Help you to be more well-liked by your family or friends
    4. Make you live longer
    5. Attract members of the opposite sex
    6. Update Twitter automatically

    Yes, AutoTwit lets you schedule updates for Twitter … in case you’re travelling, or too busy to update yourself.

    Built using the Twitter API, Rails, and Love on Sunday afternoon. Don’t you just love Web 2.0?

    Slightly tongue-in-cheek, but fun none the less.

  2. I made this and dedicated it to Scoble:
    http://www.autotwit.com/

    Key Benefits:

    1. Make you wealthy
    2. Improve your appearance
    3. Help you to be more well-liked by your family or friends
    4. Make you live longer
    5. Attract members of the opposite sex
    6. Update Twitter automatically

    Yes, AutoTwit lets you schedule updates for Twitter … in case you’re travelling, or too busy to update yourself.

    Built using the Twitter API, Rails, and Love on Sunday afternoon. Don’t you just love Web 2.0?

    Slightly tongue-in-cheek, but fun none the less.

  3. I like Robert because a lot of his success is because he doesn’t censor or edit. It’s raw and pure. Would that we all got our livelihood from being just exactly who we are. That is my goal in my life.

    It’s just plain good ol’ fun to stir up obvious hornets’ nests. Then you get to see who sees the obvious and predicatable human response and you get to see the people who are still so immersed in being reactive pawns of life rather than conscious beings of choice. It is a good perspective to have.

    I like to stir up hornets’ nests, too. It’s a heady feeling. The challenge is using it as an opportunity to learn more about ourselves as a species. We get to see yet again how life runs us instead of us standing in our rightful place as cause in our lives.

    Righteous anger/irritation feels better than guilt. Neither are taking responsibility. Both are addictions to victim and helplessness.

    What was I talking about? Think I tranced out there again. Damn you, Ramtha! Shit! ;)

  4. I like Robert because a lot of his success is because he doesn’t censor or edit. It’s raw and pure. Would that we all got our livelihood from being just exactly who we are. That is my goal in my life.

    It’s just plain good ol’ fun to stir up obvious hornets’ nests. Then you get to see who sees the obvious and predicatable human response and you get to see the people who are still so immersed in being reactive pawns of life rather than conscious beings of choice. It is a good perspective to have.

    I like to stir up hornets’ nests, too. It’s a heady feeling. The challenge is using it as an opportunity to learn more about ourselves as a species. We get to see yet again how life runs us instead of us standing in our rightful place as cause in our lives.

    Righteous anger/irritation feels better than guilt. Neither are taking responsibility. Both are addictions to victim and helplessness.

    What was I talking about? Think I tranced out there again. Damn you, Ramtha! Shit! ;)

  5. Robert, the idea that this is just your “personal” blog is the silliest attempt at misdirection I’ve ever seen. This site IS your business. Your entire business model is “I get attention”.

    This blog is how you get attention. Being inane, no fact-checking/research, and flame-baiting is HOW you get attention, but the idea that this site is just a “little place for me to talk to a few people” is almost insulting in its blatant manipulation of the truth.

    You’re not that smooth dude. Really.

  6. Robert, the idea that this is just your “personal” blog is the silliest attempt at misdirection I’ve ever seen. This site IS your business. Your entire business model is “I get attention”.

    This blog is how you get attention. Being inane, no fact-checking/research, and flame-baiting is HOW you get attention, but the idea that this site is just a “little place for me to talk to a few people” is almost insulting in its blatant manipulation of the truth.

    You’re not that smooth dude. Really.

  7. Heather — that’s the best comment I’ve read all morning!

    Mr. Scoble — As of today, I’ve been blogging in some way or form for the last seven years… And to be honest, well over 50% of my posts have been inane. And silly. And fluffy things that most people would just gloss over. And I really don’t care. It’s too much pressure to post about things other people could want to care about on a personal blog. I’m glad you have fun with your silly inane posts. It makes you a pleasure to read. It makes me remember you’re just another human too. :)

  8. Heather — that’s the best comment I’ve read all morning!

    Mr. Scoble — As of today, I’ve been blogging in some way or form for the last seven years… And to be honest, well over 50% of my posts have been inane. And silly. And fluffy things that most people would just gloss over. And I really don’t care. It’s too much pressure to post about things other people could want to care about on a personal blog. I’m glad you have fun with your silly inane posts. It makes you a pleasure to read. It makes me remember you’re just another human too. :)

  9. This has to be my absolute favorite Scoogle post ever!!! My God!!!! I understand the **whole** thing for once. It’s all psychology, which is my kind of technology; the inane, yes, inane antics of the human animal!

    “My coconut.”

    “No, your coconut bad. Me throw your coconut away!”

    “You stupid. I show you how you stupid. I show the other cave men, too! Now look here, me have ‘nother, bigger coconut! And I carved your stupid face on it.”
    ;)

  10. This has to be my absolute favorite Scoogle post ever!!! My God!!!! I understand the **whole** thing for once. It’s all psychology, which is my kind of technology; the inane, yes, inane antics of the human animal!

    “My coconut.”

    “No, your coconut bad. Me throw your coconut away!”

    “You stupid. I show you how you stupid. I show the other cave men, too! Now look here, me have ‘nother, bigger coconut! And I carved your stupid face on it.”
    ;)

  11. Mr. Scoble I’m starting to get concerned. I think all the pressure of the past month is starting to catch up with you. This post is a cry for help.

    Before we read about you shaving your head and getting tattoos. I suggest you see a psychiatrist soon.

  12. Mr. Scoble I’m starting to get concerned. I think all the pressure of the past month is starting to catch up with you. This post is a cry for help.

    Before we read about you shaving your head and getting tattoos. I suggest you see a psychiatrist soon.

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  14. I’ll second all the positive comments. As a person who used to teach college writing back in the day, I always
    banged my head against the wall to get the doublespeak and cliches out of people’s prose and get them to speak in their own voices. Robert speaks in his own voice, for better or for worse, heheh, and I value that. I am on Twitter, even though I’m a little old lady with a Ph D, and I find it hilarious to find out that Scoble and Pirillo are sleeping together in the same house and twittering. It’s like a slumber party, and life should have more of those. I bet Buzz Bruggeman feels the same way.

  15. I’ll second all the positive comments. As a person who used to teach college writing back in the day, I always
    banged my head against the wall to get the doublespeak and cliches out of people’s prose and get them to speak in their own voices. Robert speaks in his own voice, for better or for worse, heheh, and I value that. I am on Twitter, even though I’m a little old lady with a Ph D, and I find it hilarious to find out that Scoble and Pirillo are sleeping together in the same house and twittering. It’s like a slumber party, and life should have more of those. I bet Buzz Bruggeman feels the same way.

  16. Hmmm, just hit delete, oops, j it only takes 10 seconds out of your day?

    Dude, are things going so bad you’re considering the spam business – cause it sure sounds like you’re practicing for it.

  17. Hmmm, just hit delete, oops, j it only takes 10 seconds out of your day?

    Dude, are things going so bad you’re considering the spam business – cause it sure sounds like you’re practicing for it.

  18. Robert, first, keep up the great work. Your blog has your voice…and just what we don’t need is corp-speak drivel and over-processed, Cheez-Whiz blogging. I like the real…the (sometimes, but for good reason) inane.

    It is nuts that the lurkers tend to not have their own place to write but plenty of time to rain down on the rainmakers. I’m putting the finishing touches on Troll Patrol right now…there’s so much fertile ground out there with trolls. I have a pretty decent collection of material just from my personal blog, and there isn’t a day that goes by when more and more little trolls climb out from under their bridges and make neg comments like that. I think shining the light on them like you’ve done here works wonders. Trolls don’t like the light.

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