Fandango’s Flashback Friday — July 30th

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 30th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on July 30, 2017.

Blog Snobbery


Sandi over at Flip Flops Every Day wrote a post yesterday called Snobs in which she discussed, among other things, blog snobbery. I had not really given the notion of blog snobbery much thought until I read her post. Now I’m haunted by it. Thanks a bunch, Sandi.

“My name is Fandango and I’m a blog snob,” is what I imagine I would say when asked to introduce myself at my first meeting of Blog Snobs Anonymous (BSA). By the way, Blog Snobs Anonymous should not be confused with the other BSA (Boy Scouts of America). The BSA I’m talking about would never invite Donald Trump to address our group.

But I digress. I am a blog snob because there are certain types of blogs that I choose to not read. That’s not to say that such blogs are not perfectly fine blogs and that the bloggers whose posts are found on those blogs are not excellent bloggers. I choose not to read them simply because they’re not to my taste.

For me — and probably for most of you who are reading this post — blogging is not a full-time activity. In fact, there are relatively few hours each day that I can devote to blogging. Therefore, I have to diligently manage my limited “blog-time.”

Because time is finite, there simply isn’t enough of it to compose one or more posts a day, to read and respond to comments, and to read and comment on a bunch of other bloggers’ posts.

Hence, I must be a discriminating blogger. I have no choice but to pick and choose which posts to read and which bloggers to follow.

I know what I like and I know what I don’t like. I choose to spend my finite blog-time on what I like over what I don’t.

So yes, I am a blog snob, born more from necessity than from desire. And I bet most of you, if you think about it, are also blog snobs.

Let me know if you want details about the next meeting of Blog Snobs Anonymous.

13 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — July 30th

  1. Shweta Suresh July 30, 2021 / 3:49 am

    I’m guilty of being a blog snob too in that case. There simply isn’t time to read and comment on that many blogs everyday, especially if you’re posting at least one post everyday. I liked this blast from the past, Fandango

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  2. Nope, Not Pam July 30, 2021 / 3:57 am

    I had a very active blog but decided to restart so I would have more time to interact and read others blogs. It’s been an insightful experience and I’ve found new bloggers who have widen my sphere

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  3. newepicauthor July 30, 2021 / 7:04 pm

    I remember Sandi over at Flip Flops Every Day, but I think you wrote this post before I met you.

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  4. leigha66 August 13, 2021 / 12:37 pm

    Your definition makes sense. I guess I need to practice sticking my nose in the air… ha, ha, ha!

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