Monday, August 15, 2005

Does Your Blog Suck as Much as Mine?

I'm really sick of reading blogs. I have about 250 now on Bloglines, and when my head was all muddy and full of chemo and drugs, I didn't mind reading all kinds of poker blogs every day.

From the beginnings of my own poker journal, I have said that it is one of the worst on the web. I have many reasons for stating this. Some of it has to do with my unwillingness to be even fractionally PC and kind. I don't talk about others, I don't sing Kumbaya, I won't rock the readers to sleep.

What I do write about is usually my own experiences, the corruption of the poker world, and how much I hate everyone. So not a hot combination. And obviously others think so, too, since some of the worst, most horrifically boring and stupid poker blogs have many dozens or even hundreds of subscribers on Bloglines, and mine only has about 25 at any given time.

I remember reading one blog last week where a player talked about how terrible others played, and how surprised he was when he lost. His hand histories showed some of the most pathetic poker I've ever seen. How anyone would think they are a favorite when they are such a fish is beyond me.

Most of the poker blogs I read are written by recreational players. There is nothing wrong with this. Shoot, I guess in the loosest definition of the term, I'm a recreational player myself. But I take poker very seriously. So when I say "recreational," I guess I'm defining it as someone who is playing for laughs. They think they are cute and funny. I don't. There is nothing wrong with playing for fun, but I just don't care to read about it. Not my bag. Sort of like how my blog is probably not readable to many.

I think I'm going to go through Bloglines and delete most of the blogs. I'm sick of reading them. The things that annoy me the most are poker bloggers who are just, plain boring, think poker is a joke, put down other players, post horrible advice or information, post hand histories, post bad beat stories, whine about their luck (or lack thereof), steal my ideas, ask for help and then don't respond, cry about their losing sessions and then won't listen to advice or think only NLHE is poker.

Felicia :)