Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Cliches Continue.

It's true, I've become all that I hate and have become a living blog cliche.

The MOST hateful cliche is the smug, self-satisfied 'oh, I'm away on holiday so there will be a guest blogger filling-in for me' thing.

Like you've got a column in the Guardian and you hand it over to one of your writer mates for a couple of weeks.

That's almost ok, but when you have a blog? Fucking hell. The assumption that people will wither and die if there is no content on your silly web-thing? Christ.

And the whole clique - thing. Jesus.

It makes me SICK.

My current post can be found at

I'm filling-in for her whilst she's on her holidays.

Look. She's actually quite nice. Although the blog's a bit weak since she got happy - Dating Monkey's better and contains some sound advice and big laughs.


Blogger Cynnie said...'ve become quite the celebrity since I've been away..

I'm working on keeping my jealousy in check.

6:31 am  
Blogger Pie said...

Christ, where do I comment? Do I comment there, thus leaving this site uncommented, or do I comment here and make it look like her site isn't worth visiting? Or do I comment on both and look like some obsessive fan of yours who follows you everywhere you go.

Uh, I've already commented here so I guess that rules the first option out. Bugger it, I might as well go the whole hog and become an obsessive fan.

9:20 am  
Anonymous monkeymother said...

As is usually the case, you are right, but I still think you need a holiday.

11:37 pm  
Blogger mr_glide said...

Absolute blogging corrupts absolutely, I'm afraid. It's like a self-fulfilling prophecy, but considerably less grandiose than it sounds.

1:23 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

C: 'Celebrity' for fucks sake. Don't be so silly. It's only a blog. And if I ever take a holiday... no, doesn't matter. I won't.

Pie: I am fearing for my ankles. Number One fan.


m_g: Quite right. I have been corrupted my something thoroughly insignificant that is read by a grand total of no-one. I WIN!

7:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You love it really, or you wouldn't write a blog.

2:05 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

Well durr.

5:10 pm  
Blogger Clarissa said...

You speak French?

8:46 pm  
Blogger tea and cake said...

No, I'M your no.1 fan, cos I'm commenting here as well.

You're still miserable tho'.

er... p'haps a hol....nah.

11:17 pm  
Blogger bittersweet me said...

i think there are more hateful blog cliches around than this particular one, which is actually kind of sweet.

*ducks and runs*

8:03 pm  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

Lazy Monkey. I kept bloggin' from me hospital bed. You'll know if I stop I'm dead. Or possibly pissed for a solid couple of weeks....or possibly bored with it...

8:11 pm  
Blogger DJ Kirkby said...

Shit. I like NWM's blog too now! I dont have time to read another blog on a regular basis! Shit. Best be off then.. got more reading to do...

8:42 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

Clarissa: Eh?

Tea: This is all getting a bit obsessive.

bittersweet: Fucking 'SWEET'? I may be many things but- whatever. Oh you mean the guest blog thing. Pain in the arse to be honest. I was working-up to something involving personalised number plates and had to stop. Grrr.

DJ: Enjoy. Despite my playful jibes it's a good read.

9:30 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

Shit. Sorry. Dinners. The man who blogs in the face of death.

9:31 pm  
Blogger Clarissa said...

When I went over to Non Working Monkey (who in my head I thought of as 'Tired Monkey' during your guest blog sting) there was a post that didn't seem from you - but rather from the Monkey herself -- and something about speaking French. It confused me until I realise it wasn't the Tired Dad / Monkey.

5:34 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

Christ. YOU'RE confusing ME.

10:13 am  
Blogger Honey said...

Did you not have a holiday then?

10:26 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...


6:34 pm  

I wish you'd done something good. Oh well. Until next time.

8:51 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

It was shit on purpose. Didn't want to bring the tone down.

Is this 'banter'? I can't bear to even type the word without inverted commas.

I love you. Not in a weird way.

9:22 pm  
Blogger jali said...

Are you too "tired, dad" for a new post?

3:52 pm  
Blogger Tired Dad said...

Give me a break.

8:37 pm  

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