Pixel Police? I think that we need this in some form. Since we have about 27 Czars in government right now, I think that adding a protector of pixels would really help to eliminate the meaningless number of online notes, blogs, emails (mostly from the lost kids of African kings that need help transferring gazillions of dollars), and constant posts from Facebook folks that remind us that: "I woke up this morning and I'm feeling great"....and then, "I ate 3 pancakes this morning and I'm feeling great".... then, "I walked the dog and I'm feeling great".... then, "I'm running late to the airport, but I'm feeling great".... but 2 days later, "OMG, somebody ran up in my crib and robbed me." Taboo? Maybe - but the constant "checking in" - it's just not necessary. It's kinda nervous, but it's also dangerous.
Is this Cyber celebrity-ism? I don't know. But I believe that from a social perspective, we were stronger as a nation before the social diaspora went left on us. And it's just not the internet either... let's think about this:
Ok, there are 100 of your friends in a room, do a poll. Out of those 100 folks, how many people do one or more of the following: watches more than 4 hours of television on the daily, has a Playstation, xbox, or wii that gets too much run, and/or is a weed head? Me? I don't have any of these tendencies, but my over/under is about 65 folks.
And I have to admit that blogging is not a socially aesthetic practice either. No matter how relevant I am, at the end of the day I am just a regular dude that spends too much time on the computer - so much so, that I decided to build something. But I am grounded. I promise. To further attest, I would like to share a few important rules that I live by... this is my humble way of staying, well.... humble I guess:
Top 10 Rules for Effective Blogging
10. No one cares about creative commons (copywriting). You're just a blogger; keep it real.
9. There's a 99.5% chance that blogging will not make you rich nor famous. Accept it.
8. When you step into the club, you're Ron... you are not "Ron the Blogger" or "MANChild Swagga." This is a hobby, not a profession. Don't become your persona. T-shirts, business cards? Chill.
7. When someone comments on your blog, they expect a comment back.
6. Passion never personal. Haters run amok - don't let it affect your creativity.
5. Do not smoke, drink, pop pills, or drive while blogging. -Ish could turn into an unhealthy addiction.
4. Blog awards is just a WHACK form of networking (yes, I'm hating, -ish is tacky).
3. It's a BLOG yo... Oprah is not going to call you back (just in case you get lucky with #4).
2. Do you really need that Tip Jar on your blog? is anyone really giving you money?
1. Most bloggers suck at it. Be you.