Choose Your Own Adventure: The Blog Post


It’s 4 p.m. on a long Monday. Of course you could get some work done, but your boss is elsewhere, you’ve got a headache from trying to cut back on caffeine, and it’s drizzly outside. Plus they stole an hour of sleep from you over the weekend! Meaning: you’d rather just cruise the net, floating on a raft of hyperlinkage toward that horizon of informational numbness. But before you can say “choking on the pen cap you were absently chewing,” a perfectly outrageous blog post title loads in your browser, begging for-or perhaps openly provoking-your attention.

Do you… ignore the inflammatory headline and continue surfing?

Or immediately register your disgust in the comments section?

Or do you begin reading in earnest, though with some skepticism?