So, for those of you who have never noticed, or maybe it is only for people with Blogger accounts, way up on the top of Big Dave and Company there is something called the "Navbar." What it does for me is allows me, from my blog page, to sign in, fiddle with my account, follow a blog I like, share a blog I like, etc. etc. I am guessing it allows you to do all those things to. One of the options up there simply says "Next Blog>>" and what it is supposed to do, according to the good folks at Blogger, is take you to another almost random blog that is similar to the one at which you are looking.
This, I think, is a fabulous idea for sort of self promotion. Actually, it would be promotion of its members in the eyes of Blogger, but I still think it is a good idea. It allows a person who maybe has enjoyed reading blogs to find more that will supposedly suit their interests, and allows in a small way readership to go. It is sort of like getting some word of mouth advertising but not really. If that makes any sense. Anyway, I have never really used the button, even though I think it's a tremendous idea, and so this morning, not long before I started typing, I decided to give it a try.
It did not go well. I am thinking that maybe, just maybe, they need to tweak their search algorithm just a little bit. The reason that I say that is because when I clicked on the button "click" - that was the sound it made when I clicked on it - it took me to a religious themed page. "No way" I though and clicked again. Another religious themed page. And another. And another. Then another. Suddenly a family oriented page. Then another religious page. My next thought was "What the hell is going on here?"
The reason why I am so concerned is not because I am anti-religion but more because I just try not to do religion in these pages. I have my own religious beliefs, and you have yours too Company, and it doesn't mean that I am right or you are right it just means that we all have different beliefs. But the reason I don't get into it is because religion and politics are the two most divisive issues that are out there really. They, along with money, account for the source of 91% of all American arguments in a statistic that I just made up in order to support what I am saying. So I generally try to avoid them. Therefore I guess I don't understand why Blogger and Google and the Gods that be think that people who are interested in what I have to say are going to be interested in religious-themed sites, unless of course they feel that those Godless fuck heathens that read my words might need a little salvation. That I might understand.
So that's that. I am not complaining; I am not railing against the whole thing. It is just an observation. And that's all I know. I guess I should say Amen at the end of this. When in Rome, do as the Romans do, right?