State of the Blog Address

(Transcript of address by Wiesman, on the State of the Blog,

Thank you, please have a seat.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Please.  Have a seat.  Thank you.  Seriously, have a seat.  Thank you.

This evening, the President of the United States will deliver his State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of Congress as mandated in the Constitution.  It is in this tradition that I am here today to address you, my fellow bloggers, snarkologist, inuyesta, dodgerbluestate, commenters, and readers.  Today it is with great humility and pride that I can state to you: the State of the Blog is strong.

(Sustained Applause.)

Our blog started four days ago, with a post titled simply Inauguration Day. Since then, we have published over 25 posts ranging in subjects from the Economy to the GOP Primaries, from the NFL playoffs to the design principles of airplanes and airports, from very mature and thoughtful posts about Rick Santorum’s Google problem to homemade apps on making Pretty Charts.

(Applause.)  Thank you.  (Applause.)

All of these posts conform to the principles that we have laid out in our About the Blog.  These principles are what unite us.  I know that when some people look at someone who has chosen to call himself “dodgerbluestate” they think, “My gosh, what a tremendous douche that guy must be.”  But I’m here to tell you that there are good people among even the Dodger faithful.  Not many.  (Applause.)  But they do exist.  (“You lie!”)

Now, let’s turn our attention together to the issues that we can all agree on.  Page views.  How to get them.  Now, some people have rightly pointed out that 1% of the blogs on the internet get 99% of the clicks.  And we are not, as of this moment, part of that 1%.  But we are not here to ask for page view redistribution.  We just want an opportunity to be heard.


We will get those page views.  We will get them because we will continue to provide our reader(s) with quality detailed content like this post.  We will get them because we have a Twitter account (@somedisagree) that lets people know when we’ve posted something new.  We will get them because… hey, maybe we won’t get them.  We’re just going to keep on doing our thing, okay?  If the views come, they come.

(Polite Applause.)

And with that, we turn our eyes to the future.  A future of more analysis of this crazy presidential race, our economic situation, videogames, and sports.  A future that is limited only by our imagination.  And our free time.

May God (or god, or gods, or Darwin) bless you.  And may he, she, or they continue to bless Some Disagree dot com.

(Twenty-seven full minutes of applause.)

Author: Wiesman

Husband, father, video game developer, liberal, and perpetual Underdog.

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