Wow, that’s 3 WTFs in that title. That’s a lot of What The Fucks.

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Pϋr Keith.

This is the final WTF World of 2011 and I find myself, creatively, at a crossroads. On the one hand, I have no problem looking into the trending searches of the planet and then applying my own snarky little analysis on them. On the other hand, I feel that perhaps the topic of this blog is a little too broad in terms of what we deal with on the rest of the site.

I mean, who really cares about these Hollywood types and their naked photos and failed marriages? Whenever I talk about actual news, I always feel like I’m teetering on the verge of misinforming you completely and that the best case scenario is my article makes you look up the article and some more informed, more reputable website. In those rare cases where I’ve been amongst the first bloggers to comment on something, I still always feel behind the curve thanks to Reddit. I simply don’t have the time to be on the absolute cusp of breaking news, especially not in a weekly column.

At the same time though, I don’t want to abandon the WTF format entirely. I think there’s a bit of a value in having something “current” on the website. I’ve come up with a few ideas for taking this column into 2012 and in place of the usual column I will share these with you now. I’d love your feedback, even though in all likelihood I won’t even get feedback from the gang. Cuz they hate me. Without further ado, here’s what I’ve come up with as options.

1)      Do Nothing. Not gonna lie, for all my talk about desiring change and wanted to mix things up a little bit, this option still sits high on the list for me. Change is scary and I’ve found a bit of a comfort zone with the articles. I breeze through 1000 words, a quick proofread and the column is done. You (hopefully) know the format: 2-3 top trending search results from the past week and my analysis of them. Usually slightly misinformed and (hopefully) slightly humourous and entertaining. Usually only one of these items is really geek related, most of the time, because most people who use the internet are, you know, most people, the content often heads into Hollywood celebrity gossip nonsense. Don’t get me wrong, I occasionally have a deep dark embarrassing appetite for that kind of ridiculousness (I’m honestly a little shocked that’s a real word), it just occasionally leaves me feeling “empty”.

2)      Minor Adjustments. One of my ideas is to basically keep the same “current event” format but push myself to only comment on stuff that relates more to what the whole site is about. That would mean sticking to comic book, video game, music stuff. With the occasional sports stuff. It wouldn’t be that much of a change really, it would just sort of take out a lot of the actual news items and the celebrity gossip that tends to fill out the posts. This would not be a very big change and honestly, you probably wouldn’t even notice that much of a difference. Since really, you’ve heard about the big news already and you don’t really care about a Kim Kardashian/Lyndsay Lohan threeway. Who the fuck am I kidding? Everyone would watch that video. I would talk about it in some form or another no matter what form this column took. Let’s be serious now.

3)      A More Personal WTF World: This would be the most radical change, and as such is sort of what I’m leaning towards the most. Basically I would just sound off on something, anything, that has made me go “WTF” to myself. This would let me blast celebrities or current events if it tickled my fancy, or I could offer up my opinions on other stuff, like Bronies. I would try to keep things a little geek-centric I guess, but otherwise it would be a much broader version of the column. It would free me up a little as a writer I guess.

So, loyal, occasional or first time readers, I leave it to you to help me decide what to do with myself and this column come 2012.

I feel like I didn’t swear enough in this article.

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