Eve of Combustion: a song about blogging

Written for #chru4, performed by @DougShaw1, and music and inspiration by Barry McGuire

The blogosphere, it is exploding
Now we don’t need, html codin’
You make it all up while WordPress is a-loadin’
Convinced yourself, you’re the new Seth Godin
Follow and engage, you gotta be jokin’
And you tell me
Over and over and over again my friend
That you don’t believe
In online conversation

A thousand re-tweets every hour of the day
A million hanging on everything you say
You think you’re a god, givin’ it away
Covering the web in your pheromone spray
You’re a broadcast service in the old fashioned way
And you tell me
Over and over and over again my friend
That bloggin’s just
A one-way gratification

My blood’s so mad, feels like coagulating
It’s not all about your popularity rating
There’ a world of bloggers all agglomerating
Thinking and writing and participating
All without a need for ego self-inflating
And you tell me
Over and over and over again my friend
But I believe in
2-way communication

There’s a million consultants, under-employed
So @FlipChartRick gets really annoyed
There’s a Semco case study, for @Garelaos
And @Kevinjball is lost in the French Rennaisance
@naturalgrump is heading for combustion
& @AlisonChisnell has planned another marathon
@MJCarty’s has awards he likes to pin on
But the top three slots always go to @NeilMorrison
So I tell you
Over and over and over again my friend
That bloggin’ is
the soul of motivation
Oh I tell you
Over and over and over again my friend
That blogging is
A soul emancipation

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