Blog Action Day
Today is supposed to be Blog Action Day.
I still don’t get the drift of this. Apparently I am supposed to write on a particular subject and that, somehow is supposed to change things?
I had to do a search to find out what this year’s ‘action’ is about. Water, apparently.
Just suppose Action Day was about some kid somewhere who desperately needed a heart transplant and needed funds, then I could understand that. A spot of advertising is fine in a case like that.
But water? For fuck’s sake, everyone knows that there are vast swathes of the world that don’t have enough water. There are also vast swathes that have too much. So what exactly does a Blog Action Day achieve? It’s telling us something we all know. It’s hardly going to suddenly provide a huge network of piping throughout Sub-Sahara Africa? Governments don’t give a shit about blogs. No philanthropist is going to read my site and decide to donate his wealth to water? So what exactly is supposed to happen?
They [that fucking ‘they’ again] say that the Action Day is to ‘raise awareness’. OK, it has raised my awareness. What has that achieved? Nothing. It’s just made me think about water, which is a fat lot of fucking use to some family in the middle of a desert.
Pardon my cynicism, but the whole thing smacks of a gigantic hand wash. People feel they are doing something really useful by sticking little twisted ribbon stickers on the backs of their cars or writing about something. It makes people feel self satisfied without their having to actually do something.
If people want to do something constructive, then why the fuck don’t they do something constructive? Writing on a topic that everyone knows about really achieves precisely nothing.
I just did a search to see what people are writing about. The very first site I came across is not talking about water at all – it’s talking about climate change! They neatly twisted things using the ‘logic’ that climate change is removing glaciers which will ultimately affect water supplies. So? What am I supposed to do about that? Can I alter the Earth’s climate? No, and nor can anyone else. So piss off and stop annoying me with sanctimonious crap.
Only one good thing has come out of Blog Action Day.
It’s given me yet one more thing to get annoyed about.
Blog action day eh? Might update mine. Haven’t done so since July.
Then again – meh..
Throw a bucket of water over it.
Thank jebus, maybe someone will now fix the leak behind my shower and stop the ever growing water stain on my kitchen ceiling. God don’t get me started on how much I’ve tried to raise my landlords awareness. Thank god for Blog Action Day!! This is just SO many kinds of awesome. Is there anything the internet can’t do? And to think I was actually going to fix it myself.
+|O:| – WATER IS LIFE! Please check out my contribution to the Blog Day 2010 initiative:
I have to confess my ignorance at not knowing that today was “Blog Action Day” .. a very “BAD” thing not to have been aware of ..
Oddly enough, I’ve been thinking about water since my feet first hit bedside carpet this morning .. Its been pissing down here all sodding day .. 😉
Johnie – There you go now. Maybe it does have its uses?
Welcome, Dave! In return for the link to your well written piece, can you tell me where I have gone wrong in mine?
Haddock – I know the feeling. The grass badly needs a cut but there is a huge fucking black cloud [probably full of water] hanging over the area. The grass will have to wait.
It hasn’t stopped raining here since June.
Water is the one thing I don’t want to write about.
Ah well, tomorrow it’ll all be water under the bridge!
The world is a Bidet ….
One big wash-out … 🙂
come now dihydrogen monoxide is a very serious matter. Here is a link to material safety data sheet
If you pour thimblefuls of tap water into plastic containers and leave in the freezebox of a fridge the water will freeze and expand. Remove three or four of the frozen cubes and place in a long glass. Then pour a generous measure of Jameson whiskey into the glass. Imbibe the contents while perusing the sports pages of your favourite paper, possibly taking the occasional puff of a pipe. A wonderful civilized way to spend the hour before lunch.
That is my little contribution to water awareness blog action. Uisce beatha comes from the Latin aqua vita, meaning the water of life.
Nah! I like my whiskey at room temperature. Sláinte!