One day as I sat musing high upon a cliff overlooking the Elbe, a voice came to me from out of the morning mist saying, “It’s about time you wrote another one of your quasi-religious, transparently derivative nonsense posts about blogging.”
So I pulled from my pouch a hefty book of Buddha quotations stolen in 1994 from a Hong Kong hotel room and flipped through for some wisdom to pass on to fellow seekers of truth, light, better coffee and posts that don’t get ignored.
Great thoughts of the Buddha for bloggers.
- A blog fills post by post.
- All wrong-doing arises because of spam. If spam is eliminated can wrong-doing remain?
- Every human being is the author of his own health or disease. Your blog may vary.
- He is able who thinks he is able. Unfortunately, this does not apply to spelling or grammar.
- Do not dwell in the past spikes of your hit count, do not dream of Adsense revenue in the future; concentrate the mind on the present post.
- On the Internet, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true. Seekers of the truth go to snopes.com or The Straight Dope.
- Ambition to have the highest hit count in the world is like love: impatient both of delays and rivals.
- Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and what lies in Google cache.
- Whatever words we post and sites we link to should be chosen with care, for people will read them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
- Be careful whom you befriend on Facebook. An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair. So I beg of you, don’t post anything from blogthings.
- Let us rise up and be thankful, for if on the Internet we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little because we wasted half the day looking at stupid cat pics hacked up with crap English, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick because we stumbled upon yet another site talking about Sarah Palin, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.
I’m thankful for two weeks off.
See you in a while!