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The Weekly Internet Moral Outrage Cycle

The Internet not-really-news cycle goes something like this:

Sunday Night: OH! SHE DID WHAT? SHE SUCKS! {insert photos} {add gifs}

Monday: OH! SHE DID WHAT? HERE’S WHY SHE SUCKS!

Tuesday: OH! SHE DID WHAT? HERE’S WHY SHE SUCKS FROM A MOM/DAD/DAUGHTER/GRANDPA/FORMER CIRCUS CLOWN ANGLE!

Wednesday: OH! SHE DID WHAT? HERE’S ALL THE REASONS YOU MISSED WHY SHE SUCKS. YOU’RE PROBABLY A SEXIST/RACIST/HOMOPHOBIC MORON FOR MISSING THEM!

Thursday: OH! SHE DID WHAT? WHO CARES BECAUSE I DID IT, TOO, AND LIKED IT AND AM GLAD NOBODY TOOK A PHOTO OF IT!

Friday: OH! SHE DID WHAT? WHO CARES BECAUSE {insert other famous person} DID IT, TOO, AND WE FORGOT TO WRITE AN OPEN LETTER ABOUT THAT UNTIL TODAY!

Saturday: Oh. She did what? Who cares?

Sunday Night: OH! HE DID WHAT? HE SUCKS! {insert photos} {add gifs}

Sometimes the Internet moral outrage gets Monday through Thursday jumbled together. And sometimes I join in because I’m especially fond of Wednesdays. But every Sunday night I get a little embarrassed for all of us except the one guy who is completely changed by those blog posts and Facebook statuses. I’m happy for him.

PS. I’m still very fond of blogging and social media though because when I open up iPhoto, I see this:

This Is Why I Like Blogging
I’m not sure why I took this photo, but I was happy when it greeted me as my last import. And that’s thanks to blogging. Probably.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on LateEnough.com, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

10 thoughts on “The Weekly Internet Moral Outrage Cycle

  1. I had an idea for a long comment here, but now I think I’ll just make it a blog post of my own. I am challenging myself to write SHORT blog posts, because I’m lousy at that.

    I myself am especially fond of Tuesdays. Also, we should all go commando if that’s what it takes for us to stop getting our undies all bunchie about these things.

  2. If [my daughter] acted like [insert name of former child star] I’d [insert verb] her [body part] until she couldn’t [insert verb]. That [noun for sexually aggressive female] is a role model for girls everywhere. She needs help.

  3. I missed this one when it came out…
    Well, better late than never – because I like it.
    Although, it doesn’t really matter what week I read this post because it is true… any given week… any month…
    That makes you kind of brilliant, becaues now you have me coming back to your blog 15 years from now to see if this still holds water.

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