I was thinking there should be a blogger’s day, or maybe a WordPress online day of appreciation for those who put their close-kept thoughts and most dearly-held opinions online for the pleasure of people they’ve never so much as met. It takes a great deal of courage to say what you think and invite literally the entire world to read and comment on it. When you stop to consider it, it’s an extraordinarily powerful phenomenon.
Then I got all defensive on behalf of bloggers, thinking about the random vicious comments people make on blogs just because they can do it anonymously, and about all the blogs that are so passionate and into which people put so much work, but that are virtually ignored. Then, predictably, I got to adapting Shakespeare’s St. Crispin’s Day speech from Henry V in my head, which is the kind of thing I do when I get bored. And then, of course, I had to type it out and share it on my blog!
So here you are, fellow bloggers, readers, and commenters: my St. Blogger’s Day speech for you (it helps to imagine Kenneth Branagh delivering it):
And WordPress Holiday shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the ‘Net,
But we in it shall be remember’d–
We few, we happy few, we band of bloggers;
For he online that comments on my blog
shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
this blog shall respond to his comments;
and bloggers on WordPress now a-bed
shall think themselves accurs’d they weren’t online
and hold their bloghoods cheap whiles reading those
that blogged with us on WordPress Day!
15 thoughts on “St. Blogger’s Day Speech”
Oooh, so what day should we pick? The Bard’s birthday, April 26th? St. Crispin’s Day, October 25th? Or maybe St. Francis de Sales’ Feast Day, January 24th since he’s the patron saint of writers and journalists?
Oh, a vote, I like it! I nominate April 6th, which according to The Guardian is the day the first blog entry was published in 1997. Those Brits, is there anything they don’t know?
Loved this post! Thanks for the smile, I enjoy reading your work 🙂
In celebration, do we get to take April 6th off from work as bloggers?!
Glad you liked it! I think we should have a great big Blogapalooza, where we vote on awards for blogs…best blog to read in a Scottish accent…blog most likely to inspire a major motion picture…online blogging races to see who can get to three hundred words the most quickly…
I’m in! First one to blog about it in iambic pentameter….?
Haha, this is great!
nice adaptation, so inspiring! ~. “Every day is a holiday, every blog is a feast.” ~ Old Restaurant Proverb – (oops, I guess that should be, Old Internet Proverb)
We are the bards of the modern age! Which scares me a little.
Bravo! applause, applause. 😉
Thank you, thank you, no autographs now, please… 🙂
you are amazing…. 🙂 Thanks and Love, nia
Right back at you!
Excellent idea! But I got a little scared during one part of the speech . . .”From this day to the ending of the ‘Net,” How did the Mayans know to predict that?
They’re good, those Mayans! But don’t worry. The ‘Net will long outlive all of us. You know, that sounded more reassuring in my head…