I think I should get my two cents worth in on the Associated Content/Yahoo thing. I mean, I guess I should have an opinion on it. The trouble is I don’t really understand what’s going on, nor do I care much. I know that sounds callous, with so many people worried about their earnings and all, but let me explain before you start lobbing peanuts at me.
First of all, anything connected to cyberspace is a mystery to me. I still don’t understand how the color comes through on television, or how a photo miraculously appears on a piece of paper. Heck, I just learned that a blog was a web log. (Now if I only could figure out what the web is.) So when I hear about some web site merging with another, it means as much to me as two fish mating in Guatemala.
Secondly, I doubt I could do much about it, even if I understood the reasoning. I suppose I could hang a sign around my neck and waddle up and down my street in protest or support, but folks around here don’t take kindly to protests, unless it involves dog issues such as pooper scoopers vs. Hannaford plastic baggies.
Third, if not much changes, wouldn’t all the hoopla be much ado about nothing? I don’t think it’s reasonable to get all powered up about things that haven’t happened yet, and possibly won’t. I learned a long time ago that there are two lists in every person’s life: the “Give a Crap” list and the “Don’t Give a Crap” list. The older I get, the longer the “Don’t Give a Crap” list gets.
Now, I realize that I will never reap rewards through Associated Content that could compare to the all-stars, and for that reason I can afford to have such a cavalier attitude. You can bet your bootie that were I dragging in bucket loads of income here, I would have experts weighing the pros and cons, and hedging my bets. But the couch change I bring in doesn’t inspire me to form an opinion one way or the other.
I just hope that Associated Content/Yahoo continues to allow me to put up my insignificant contributions and to hopefully snag a giggle or two out of someone who might need one. I’d also like to stay in contact with the friends I have made, and continue to be able to enjoy their posts. One thing is certain. I will have no impact on the final decisions, and that in itself moves this merger onto the “Don’t Give a Crap” list. So, if Associyahoo decides to change things so significantly that it becomes unrecognizable and therefore unattractive to a little old peon like me, I say “Sayonara!” Until then, I’ll just keep pluggin’ along.