2009-06-15

We're A Bunch Of Filthy Lyres

There was an article in the Tribune the other day about a blogger who had been less than honest on her blog.  You can read the full story HERE, but the gist is that a blogger was not accurate.  She was telling the tale of a troubled pregnancy that was not.  Though it was somewhat based on a pregnancy she had just a few years ago.

I'm not going to revile her and what she did.  I am going to wonder, a little jealously, how a blogger that only started in March got 50 comments on her first post, and another post got nearly 1,000,000 hits recently.

I'm not going to condemn her.  Who hasn't "embellished" their blogging personalities a little?

- I only occasionally talk "Tech"

- I doubt Dr. Zibbs is really a doctor.  And I seriously doubt that he's a blue yak. 

- There are certain things Gwen likes that don't cause cancer.  I meant "monkeys" you dirty minded people.

- Candy doesn't post daily.

- Cora rarely writes love letters anymore.

16 comments:

Cora said...

We should all be ashamed.

Cora said...

Btw, exactly how does one get 50 comments on their first post anyway? I've never had 50 comments on ANY post. How did people find her blog so fast? That's fishy to me.

And it sounds like she was accepting gifts, donations and had advertisers clammoring for a piece of the pie when it was all a lie. That's not right.

Most of the blogs I read are ones that make me laugh, but months ago I did stumble upon one that was asking for money. The woman running it claimed she had no money for her wedding and had always wanted a big, lavish wedding growing up, so she started a blog to whine about it and was asking people to send her money so she could have the wedding of her dreams.

Eww, huh?

It gave me the creeps. But from what I read it sounded like people were actually sending her thousands of dollars. Go figure. Was it a scam or just bold begging? I don't know. There was not one word in it that made me want to write her a check though. How can you be sure she would use the money for the wedding anyway? Was she even really engaged?

Bizarre.

wigsf said...

Wait a minute... There are liars writing stuff on the internet. How dare they!

Sass said...

DUDE...I hit my 1 Billionth hit this morning. That's Billion with a B.

Okay, no I didn't.

But I do appreciate you not calling me out in your list of lyres. (Crazy musical instruments, all of them).

Because I seriously, really am, beyond a shadow of a doubt, usually, sorta, kinda...sassy.

jadedj said...

Is this story a...er, fabrication?

Cowguy said...

Alrighty... I'm gonna actually have to go read this chick's thing. I'm like you Scope. How?

SkylersDad said...

Something smells in Denmark, to mix a couple of metaphors this early...

Soda and Candy said...

Hey, I thank God for embellishment, without it, my blog would not be worth reading!!!

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I admit it: I only shit my pants about a tenth of the time it seems I do according to my blog.

Nikki said...

I never lie. Like now. Scope I gave you an award and you need to go accept it. See that's the truth. I also have big... feet! Haha you thought I was gonna say boobs but I wasn't!

Fancy Schmancy said...

Hey, how do I get people to send me money by lying? I'm ridiculously honest and no one gives me a thing for it. Oh wait, nothing but a fabulous award and some wonderful friends. I'll take that over money any day!

Dr Zibbs said...

How daaaaaare you.

Mimi Lenox said...

I just clicked over to the Chicago Tribune. Now that was an amazing blogging story! So to speak.

We all embellish at times with our blog personalities. I try to stay real without sacrificing "funny" (hopefully). Thanks for the link. Have a great day.

J.J. in L.A. said...

I read that story yesterday and wondered how she could get that many hits in that length of time. Probably the subject matter.

If that's the case, why am I not getting that much attention? I'm in a w/c, dammit!!!
If you don't believe me, come down here with Cora and I'll prove it. ; )

Scope said...

And JJ, rumor has it that you aren't even in LA.

J.J. in L.A. said...

Okay, you caught me...I'm in "the burbs". ; )