here’s an example of how it ought to be done.. richard herring – warming up – a well written, authentically funny weblog that is regularly updated.
does it inspire us to imitation, shame us into action, or fling us into envious despair and despondancy? all three to a greater or lesser degree, depending mostly on our neurotransmitter levels. (notice how we’ve started speaking in the first person plural? this is not something we normally do, but we want to include you in the outgroup and by inclusion validate our viewpoint. if you stick with us, you will tend to find this happens whenever we are feeling insecure about expressing our opinions.)
now i grant you that richard herring is a professional comedian and has had years of practice and a manifest natural talent for this sort of thing. but that it not to take anything away from the quality and clarity of his online diary (of sorts.)