As you may or may not know, bloggers are people with feelings. Some of these are positive, some are negative. We get angry and happy and even... whiny. Usually we refrain from these whiny posts because they're whiny and who wants to read that? Whoever makes the first whiny post will look like a total emo jackass. But if we all make a whiny post? Then we are liberated. To be whiny.
And so I announce to you, the first annual Whiny Post Day of March 17. On this day, bloggers everywhere are allowed to make one whiny post in solidarity with their fellow bloggers who are also making whiny posts.
1780 - George Washington grants the Continental Army a holiday "as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence".
2008 - Governor of New York Eliot Spitzer resigns after a scandal involving a high-end prostitute
None of these are very good for whining, but they were better than the alternatives: terrorist attacks and battles and whatnot.
What is a Whiny Post?
It's a post about your unjustified, unsupported, stupid complaints. Maybe someone got a node just ahead of you. On a normal day the correct thought pattern is "oh well, I'll go in a different direction" or if you happen to mention it the correct response is "shut the fuck up, so what?" But on Whiny Post Day? You fucking whine about that damn night elf druid who got to the node first and you know, just KNOW that he only got there first because flight form is instant cast so he had a totally unfair advantage.
If you can't figure out if a post is whiny, use these simple checks.
- Would you be annoyed at reading it?
- Would you want to respond with "cry more"?
- Do I disagree with your complaint?
This last one is most essential. The primary indicator of a whine instead a legitimate complaint is that someone else disagrees that there is a problem.
So join us in whining. If you don't, the next day will be Whine About the Lack of Whiny Posts Day. And that's just too damn much whining.
Dealing with the disaffected
8 hours ago