There you sit staring at the blank computer screen
A palette of Pure white so clean and so pristine
You’re a digital painter with a canvas of bits and bytes.
On the web with a browser is how a blogger writes.
Deep in thought you ponder, “What shall I say this day?”
Your mind begins to wonder, “How many hits will I get today?”
Will you blog about something you like and shower it with praise?
Or will you go on a rant and start a flame war and watch it blaze?
There’s a razor thin line between something that people will Digg,
and something that will get you lamb-basted like a roasted pig.
You’re never quite sure what will make people feel compelled to stumble,
Nor ever understand what really makes the commenting trolls grumble.
How many times can you compare a new startup to twitter?
How many Adobe Air apps can there be that look like snitter?
You think you’ll lose your lunch if you see yet another music site.
Blip.fm, Last.fm, ILike, YouLike, weLove, it makes you want to bite!
If you hear one more service say they will be just like YouTube you’ll surely hurl.
Your stomach turns even more as you watch your screen get flooded on twhirl.
Just when you start to feel a little bit better, someone sends a facebook App.
That’s when you think you’re going to lose it and could possibly even snap.
You try to get back to writing your post and focus on the subject matter.
Slowly, though, you hear a voice whispering “You’re getting fatter and fatter”
You know you need to get some exercise and some fresh air.
But there are several deadlines past due so you don’t even dare.
Then some pseudo borderline friend tries to inflict you with some social media guilt.
“Why haven’t you replied to any of my message?” and your self-esteem starts to wilt.
You fear looking in a mirror because you know that you will look very pale.
You shake your head and secretly pine for the simple days of “You’ve Got Mail”.