Things I Learned About Blogging Today

Don’t write about Ayn Rand, no one cares

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11 Responses to Things I Learned About Blogging Today

  1. Justin says:

    Hahah, funny. Do you write for the readership numbers, or do you write for yourself?

  2. dana says:

    lil bit of both i guess

  3. Brit says:

    Well, ok, I’ll just thank you for it anyway, and not mention that your blog led me to a bunch of other blogs and then three hours went by reading.

  4. B Lode says:

    I care, I just don’t have much to say about Ms. Rand because I only read one of her books, a long time ago. She certainly is mistreated, mainly because, in AJ Nock’s words, she made individualism “intelligible”. More opaque writers can be safely ignored. That is my theory anyway.

  5. David Foster says:

    Try a post on Dagny Taggart’s sex life and perhaps the interest level will perk up a bit.

  6. Justin says:

    Great call, David. Classify her taste in men according to the letters of the Greek alphabet, talk a bit about how she was acting out evolutionary instinctual drives, and just like that, you have taken a seat at the popular kids table.

  7. unfrozencaveman says:

    Rand played a huge part in my intellectual development, but so much of what she said is pretty much insane. She made some great observations and had great ideas, but she was so full of herself… Well, her followers are fucking nutballs.

  8. dana says:

    unfrozen–i think the average randian nuttiness may have to do with WHEN one reads her. i had somehow never even heard of her until i was around 30 AFTER i studied religion, philosophy and law for almost 9 years. i would imagine someone who reads her very young either gloms onto her philosophy too religiously and without exploring the alternative or rejects her outright after being exposed to other ideas in college.

  9. al says:

    i think the average randian nuttiness may have to do with WHEN one reads her.

    heh, if I may be all about me for a post. I was named after her, and of course read her young, and have very very little tolerance for it all – I mean, growing up in SoCal with a named of a ‘fascist’ or a ‘hero’ (depending if on base or off.) Hmmm, no thanks. That whole cult experience can just step away.

  10. dana says:


    however yet another in a litany of reactions to ayn rand that never have anything to do with her actual philosophy–curious she generates so much emotion

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