I was browsing the net when I came across a reddit listing of popular bloggers for 2007. Among them, were three Chilean bloggers, these being Leo Prieto, Rodrigo Vera, and José Ignacio Stark. Listed were the world’s supposed sexiest bloggers, –yes, I know you’re thinking “What a productive endeavour reddit!” (Reddit is owned by Wired.)
I quote, “José Ignacio Stark is one of the skinnest and sexiest chilean bloggers. He is the only chilean who has blogged inernationally”. (Yes, I know “internationally” is misspelled, and so is “Chilean”. That’s verbatim.)
Oh, please! While I don’t pretend to be one of the sexiest bloggers out there, I’m Chilean by birth, been living in Chile for the last two years, and been blogging in English (THE international language) for just as long! In contrast, Stark writes in Spanish. As for skinniness and sexiness, I’m probably just as thin as Stark and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I don’t have a black and white nude picture of myself sitting on grass and typing away on a laptop covering my genitals as does Stark. I do own three Macs, though (Stark is pictured with a Mac laptop in the linked photo).
The other claim that was made about the other two Chilean bloggers is the amount of national traffic they generate. Considering that most Chileans don’t even have Internet access, this claim can only be taken with a grain of salt. What hype! Albeit, it’s logical to assume that these Chilean bloggers get read by readers outside of Chile, in Latin America and Spain.
Of course comparatively speaking, they probably get more traffic than I do, what with me writing on ultra-niche subjects such as Gnu-Linux and *BSD subject material.
The moral of the story boys and girls … try to get your facts right. And please, try to write on something meaningful.
Hmm, I’m getting an idea; Maybe my resume could read “one of only two Chilean bloggers writing internationally”?
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