On Being the Voice of My Generation

Dear Disciples,

I’ve seen other blogs.  They’re…cute.  Although in most cases I would rather read spam.  So I tend to just reread my posts here instead.  But last night was a major milestone as I received my 3rd comment ever from a blogger called ‘lennonsundance’ (whom I’ll refer to as ‘LSD’ from here on out).

While normal girls fill out questionnaires on Pinterest to find out what character of Sex and the City they were in a past life, LSD is a hardcore chick who answers questionnaires on MySpace to see which fruitcake from Girl Interrupted she takes after.

I felt an instant connection with LSD because we’ve both been institutionalized (although I immediately called my lawyer(s), threatened a lawsuit, and bailed, whereas LSD writes glowingly about her time inside like it was a timeshare in Costa Rica).

As the voice of my generation, it’s easy to forget the importance of listening.  But after encountering LSD’s blog, I decided I should devote more time to reading about other attention whores desperately trying to establish an internet platform in order to sell a crap memoir besides myself—even though I have the attention span of a goldfish.

I will do my best to judge and reciprocate every new blogger who follows me, and if you’re lucky like LSD, you just might get a shout out.

Cheers,

Marty
The Great American Memoir
Bloggin

17 thoughts on “On Being the Voice of My Generation

  1. Pingback: Just got called an attention whore! (in a good way – I think) « What's Broken

  2. LSD,
    You’re welcome for the 500% increase of visitors to your blog (I’m a blog kingmaker). Also, I’m glad you, like me, don’t take offense to “attention whore.” When people call me that, I’m like, “Sweet! An upgrade from high school when I was branded just a regular whore!”
    xoxo,
    MM

  3. Thank you for the follow. If you rarely read other blogs, should I be flattered or should I think it an empty gesture to attract interest? If you leave an intelligent comment, I will know.

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    • “If you like this sort of thing- happy people in America guns whips while snorting cocaaaaine. Buy jerseys jerseys jerseys fake Brad Pitt jerseys authentic. Love your blog! I’m following!”

      Who is your drug dealer? I would love his #.

      “Thank you for the follow. If you rarely read other blogs, should I be flattered or should I think it an empty gesture to attract interest? If you leave an intelligent comment, I will know.”

      Is this like a captcha?

      • Oh, certain meditation techniques give a far better high than mere chemicals.

        Not a captcha, I know you are a human being- I just wondered if you had the wisdom sophistication and good taste to appreciate my wonderful blog.

        Kisses.

  4. Aloha Marty, A very provocative gauntlet you’ve dropped! I’ve been toying with the memoir concept – but my midlife attention whore-dom seems so much more deviant than the high school variety (where most of the time the rumors were a hell of a lot more interesting than what was actually going on – I grew up in a small town and boredom was a terminal epidemic!) as such I’m still doing “research” ;P

  5. You had me with Costa Rica and the goldfish. With your abbreviated attention span, you’ll be glad to know that I rarely crack 500 words in a post–I’m just too tired from my job. Thanks for the follow–and for the opportunity to be deemed SPAM or unSPAM!

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