Thursday, January 28, 2010

Uhhh... Sure, Ian.

I was summoned into my boss' office at job #1 earlier this week. I was hoping she was going to give me an update on the 'promotion' that I had applied and interviewed for some 3 months ago. The subject of our conversation? This very blog.

I am not kidding.

She thought my blog was funny and humorous and even bordered on insightful. I could ask for worse. But unless you work at a certain email marketing company in town (I'd still love to come work for you, Emma) being invited into your boss' office to talk about your blog probably isn't the best of things. Especially when your boss' boss gets involved. All this because I have a blog. A blog. And we all know how serious having a blog can be. I'm really just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Mastering the Art of French Cooking, writing about it and having Julia Child chide me for it. By the way, I perused that book once. I had no idea that the French knew more about cooking than just fries and toast. At least that makes for a good film... No one wants to read about nor pay me for my adventures in the corporate world. Leastaways, not yet. It's part of my world domination plan: one that I may be working on this evening if I can manage to get out of my pajama pants and quit watching Braveheart. Both of those things are proving difficult.

As a point of order: does anyone remember when people took things on livejournal so seriously? You know... 8 years ago? What is seemingly lost on me is how the entire generation of people in charge (and let's not kid ourselves, the over 40 crowd rules the world) doesn't understand internet subtlety or subtext. That writing about your job doesn't mean that you hate it. Hell, I write about things that spark my interest and piqué my curiosity - and because maybe, just maybe, someone will get a kick out of it.

Plus, I started to write to impress women. Now, what's not funny about that?

Blogging can be serious. If you're writing about how to improve your market or developing better practices for your business or how to drive readership by typing in keywords (American Idol, Miley Cyrus, Twitter, Facebook, Tiger Woods, Super Bowl - I wonder how many readers will be directed to this blog because of that right there?) then, sure, I suppose blogging matters. If it's a guy writing about his misadventures in life then what's the harm in that? I fail to see it.

Don't take this life too seriously, random person at job #1 who happened to stumble across my blog or spent far too much time on the internet stalking your company's name. It's not worth it. I should know... I write the damn thing.


  1. well, you didn't say what your boss says about said journal? i'm guessing it's "hey don't write about us" or something like that?

  2. Essentially, yes. Amd, apparently, the boss' boss livid about the whole thing.

  3. lame. corporations are so behind on the times and don't really know how to catch up. it scares them.


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