Here’s the current list of Yahoo’s blogs in oder of popularity:
1) Cute Overload – Scouring the Web for the cutest imagery available whether it be pets, animals, products, or other cute objects.
All about interior design and apartment living in New York.
19) The Budget Fashionista
Shopping blog featuring comments, articles, and links for fashion and beauty products, retailer deals, and budget shopping advice.
Blog covering the lavish world of luxury goods and lavish fare.
My blog, Every Single Word Is True, was briefly listed as #1 in popularity. It is now listed as 748th in popularity.
My blog is about breaking news, analysis, taking journalistic personal risks to uncover stories — stories dealing with social issues — serious, relevant, meaningful analysis, reporting. Oh, hell yeah, I am earnest, so earnest you might want to hate me.
(In the Albanian newsroom)
I’m not bragging, I’m not bitter (I’m not envious). But here’s what I’m going to do: fight very hard; and make this blog so damn good and relevant and important (or burn out trying) — for no other reason than to be able to hold my head up high. Oh, it may be useless; as useless as getting out of bed each morning (but why not; I rise each day).
I want to say, in all sincerity, loud and emphatically — Fuck you Yahoo and your popularity lists. Fuck you.
Yahoo employees, will you go to Luxist when diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer and your employer fires you and nurses and doctors are cold and uncaring and incompetent? Yahoo employees, will you go to Budget Fashionista when 4 rogue cops in Louisiana beat you senseless because they didn’t like your attitude and there is no videotape and you have no recourse; and you’re powerless and defeated and broken. Yahoo employees, will you go to Apartment Therapy when you join the military and get a very harsh blanket party in basic training because your squad thinks you are a bit effeminate and when you’re discharged after much combat the VA doc won’t diagnose PTSD because he doesn’t want to pay all that service related disability and you have to wait 4 weeks to get an appointment and all the pain docs (and you are in pain) will give you is Alleve because they want to cover their ass with the DEA and the administration and they give you a photocopy of useless stretches to do to alleviate the pain (yeah right).
Oh, I know I protest too much. I’m self-righteous I suspect. I might even be so damn naive; but I love being naive, love it, love it so much. Child are naive — I jumped around when Mr. Smith Went to Washington.
So again, damn Yahoo – - fuck you, fuck you, fuck you and your decorating blogs. I hope they help to effect change in Syria, Yemen, Albania, Palestine, Congo, Greece, Oklahoma and help when your body betrays you and your depression and anxiety attacks don’t cease and your precious mother, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, wife passes away — and your popular blogs will say move on, redecorate!!
But I should really lighten up, right? Wouldn’t you? We’re not martyrs after all, we’re professional writers; ask Jeff Toobin; ask Joe Klein; ask Lou Dobb’s when he’s not smirking; ask Colin Beavan aka No Impact Man; ask Chelsea Clinton; ask Greg Gutfeld; ask every journalist in the Times T Magazine; ask Guy Trebay, ask the Times Ethicist; ask Don Diva; ask Psychology Today; ask the headline writers for the New York Post.
Remember lighten up — strippers don’t get with journalists, neither do hedge funders, nor do shop-keepers.
Remember Rand Paul, if he had his druthers, would open up with an M-16 on the First Amendment and cackle and smirk. And he’s our senator.