There's a reason so many people outside of the blogosphere think that bloggers are narcissistic. I mean, take a look around the place. It's a vanity world filled with mirrors.
For some, blogging is nothing more than a way to get pats on the back, to get egos stroked, to build up some kind of mystical power field strengthened by a large following who slobber you with virtual ass kissing all of your living days.
It's a shame that some people are so hell bent on notoriety that they seek it out the wrong ways.
Courting controversy is unbecoming. It's painfully obvious when someone is engaging in controversry-baiting, especially if the person is not very good when it comes to be subtle, ironic, satirical or tongue-in-cheek.
I've been doing this for over two years. I've seen hoaxes come and go. I've seen frauds exposed. I've seen bloggers rise to the top and disappear and I've seen people who are excellent writers and thinkers struggle to get the readers they deserve.
So it pains me when someone uses their blog to expose their bitterness and lack of maturity at the expense of someone they once called a friend. It's only blogging, is always the refrain and No, it's not, is always mine. Somewhere out there is a real person typing at the keyboard. Some people would do well to remember that when trying to strike while the stats iron is hot. Think before you type. Whoever made up that saying sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me is an idiot. Words hurt more than anything, especially when the come from someone you once admired and and when those words are spread in a very public place.
A lot of people need to get over themselves. The blogosphere is only big enough for so many swollen egos. I'll just keep reading the narcissistic bloggers as long as they're funny or interesting. When you start using your site to overcome whatever shortcomings you have in your personal life by being mean-spirited and ugly, you're nothing more than an haggard bore.