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Give Me My Remote is MY Website

March 21, 2006 by  

Warning: The following is a self indulgent rant.  Read at your own risk!

Give Me My RemoteLet me give you a little insight into how I approach this crazy world of blogging.  See, as you know, I have a full time, real job.  Sometimes my real job is actually more than a full time job.  Most days I just don’t have a lot of time to blog.  But I have really fallen for Give Me My Remote so I find time for it.  When I know I have a crazy day ahead, I often find myself getting up earlier than usual in the morning, just to try to post a little something before I start my day.  It’s fun for me.  And I love that more and more of you are stopping by everyday.  When I started a few months ago, I remember how excited I was when I got 50 people to visit in one day.  You can imagine how stoked I get now on days when I get 100x that!!!

But here’s the deal…I really can’t post about something that I don’t care about.  Now I’m not trying to be self important here, but what i’m trying to say is that I just can’t make myself write about something that I have no opinion on.  I like the shows I like, and I’m not going to fake it, because I’m not really beholden to anyone but myself.

For example, I really don’t ever set out to do episode recaps.  There are plenty of TV sites that do that, and MUCH better than me.  Do you have any idea how long recaps take? Shout out to those at TWOP who have mastered the art of the recap.  But as is often the case, I’m watching the show and feel compelled to write about it.  This was true for last Sunday’s Grey’s Anatomy.  I watched the entire episode with my roomate…and made no notes along the way.  But see I enjoyed it so much, I decided to watch the episode again just so I could write a recap for those who missed it. 

Yeah, I tend to write about the same shows a lot…The Office, Veronica Mars, Grey’s Anatomy, American Idol, etc, because those are the shows I really enjoy watching and talking about with all of you.  I know I could probably have a few more people here if I talked about more high profile shows like 24, but I’m just not that into them (Nothing against 24 – hell, I have the entire season waiting for me on TiVo.  I just want to make sure I have them time to really get into it.)

When i get excited about something I watch on TV, allows me to capture that excitement and share it with the few thousand of you that stop by everyday.  So what prompted this little rant?  Well, it was a combination of two things.

The first was Chris Daughtry’s performance tonight on American Idol.  I had no intention of writing anything on the site tonight.  See, it’s my 30th birthday, and although it should have been a great day, it wasn’t. My real job kind of sucked, my grandfather had emergency surgery, I just found out that one of my friends that was going with me to California tomorrow has to stay behind in Boston to work, Adam Viniteri left the Patriots for the Colts, and I have a ton of work to still do tonight before I go to sleep.  Blogging just wasn’t on my list of priorities tonight.  But then I watched Chris Daughtry perform..and he was awesome (per usual), and it just made me want to write about tonight’s show.

So what lead me from a post  that was supposed to be about American Idol to this self indulgent rant that few of you will even read? Well, I got a message from a reader blasting me for always talking about the same shows.  The email implied that I was in the back pocket of The Office and Veronica Mars and if this site was going to stay around I needed to concentrate on other shows. Dude, screw that.  This is a blog…I’m not freakin’  I don’t get paid for doing this, which means I get to write what I want to write about.  I like The Office and Veronica Mars (among MANY other shows that I often write about), and if I’m lucky enough to get to interview some of the cast, or get flown out to visit the set, you think I’m going to turn that down?  Hells no.  And if I want to share my experience with GMMR readers, then in the immortal words of Bobby Brown – it’s my perrogative.  Again, I write about the shows I care about.  If you don’t like the same shows, or, it’s cool. Head over to another site…nothing I can do about it.  But seriously, why waste your time writing me harsh emails, criticizing MY website?  It is what it is, and I can only hope that people like it, but if they don’t, there’s not much I’m going to change.  You can’t please everybody, right?

In case you were wondering I’m done with my rant now…I’m heading back to TiVo to enjoy the rest of American Idol.

Back to our regular scheduled programming……

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11 Responses to “Give Me My Remote is MY Website”

  1. tiff on March 22nd, 2006 9:46 am

    um…I like what you write about! You have the same TV boyfriends as me, how can I complain?

  2. tvgirl13 on March 22nd, 2006 9:57 am

    Sometimes people suck. Don’t let them get you down. You’re doing an awesome job and clearly all your readers think that as do many of the shows you talk about! Keep up the good work!

  3. 2mchtv.noschthng on March 22nd, 2006 10:08 am

    hells ya sista! I love what you write about and you should be able to do whatever you want. I’m sure that reader is just jealous that you get to talk to Logan and Jim and everyone else. Don’t let the haters get you down! Keep on doin’ what you’re doin’. I’ll still be stopping by everyday.

  4. tanster on March 22nd, 2006 10:19 am

    You go girl! 🙂

    Coming from a fellow TV blogger who spends *way* too much time on it as well, I know exactly what you’re saying.

    Keep doing what you love to do.

  5. duckyxdale on March 22nd, 2006 12:10 pm

    God GMMR, you are such a b!tch… Maybe you should write about shows EVERYBODY cares about like “Ghost Whisperer.”

    I am laughing hysterically – some people honestly thought you were living off this like you were Michael Ausiello or something. Hey, GMMR didn’t I see you on E! last night recapping Monday Night Football?

    And what’s wrong with being in VMars’ pocket? One step closer to mini-Logan!

    Love you and Happy BD (not to be confused with VD)

  6. Lauren on March 22nd, 2006 3:01 pm

    You go girl. I love what you do and you’re great at it. So, stick with it and forget what one person says. I’m still going to visit everyday.
    HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY!!!!!! And, I hope your grandfather is okay!

  7. NBC, UPN Representative on March 22nd, 2006 3:41 pm

    I have been trying to contact you about your payment for all the blogging about The Office and Veronica Mars that we negotiated in your iron clad contract of blood. Keep up the good work. Those asshole readers will never know. Only write what we pay you to write! MWAH HA HA HA HA!

    John J. Agencyscum

  8. coloradokila on March 22nd, 2006 3:54 pm

    GMMR –
    Mad props girl! Keep up the good work.

  9. Mike on March 23rd, 2006 10:36 am

    Love the work you’re doing here. I know many people don’t come to my site, so what I do there is for my own edification. That someone cares enough about what you write to complain, then you should take that as a compliment. I think it’s interesting to see what someone else thinks about the shows I’m interested in. Thus my lack of recaps also. All hail TWOP!

    It’s a bummer having a real job, but what are you gonna do? I can’t imagine there are too many TV writing jobs out there. Anyway, that’s my thoughts, keep up the good work.

    Thanks GMMR.

  10. Tina/Glitterati on March 26th, 2006 8:46 pm

    Let me be the first to congratulate you on receieving a true piece of trash mail; you’re on your way, girlfriend!

    The bigger the site grows, the more you’ll get. Think of it as a badge of courage and remember, if these morons could think reasonably, they’d have their own websites.

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