I commented on a DP link just now as follows
Nothing against the original poster but really- what was so desi-punditable about this post? nothing exceedingly funny, or nothing about the writing..i don’t know- is it just me or are DP-linkers just going all about the place linking left right and center in a bid to increase links? I like the idea of bringing more blogs to the attention rather than linking to regulars, but still. and i guess it’s all subjective after all…what rocks my boat need not rock yours. Phew, forgive my rant, but i actually preferred the days DP had very few links but quality ones. Don’t blame me for having higher expectations from DP, it did cater to them at one point.
My rant is not directed at that specific link, or the linker. Overall, I have stopped enjoying reading DP links, I think as a filter-blog, they are don't seem to have much of a filter going on. Then again, everyone has different likes and penchants and i don't see why the linkers should satisfy mine. May be my irritation reflects a change in the group of people who link for DP and hence a different genre of links, different ideas, i don't know. But DP was the only filter blog I ever followed, and it gets frustrating when you see several links in a day, not a single one being remotely interesting or funny. Or else most of them being predictable and cliched. I guess i should just stop reading them, like i'd tell someone who came to my blog and said they found my writings boring and cliched. I wouldn't argue.
What would i consider desi-punditable?
1) Quality writing: this is not entirely subjective. Good quality writing, well organized thoughts, etc.
2) Real humour: not cliched stuff. Not silly juvenile sense of humour. (there, i need not be in agreement with anyone)
3) Some amount of originality. not banal stuff thats linked to all the time
4) Controversial links are good to whip up the debate
Yeah, i am not entitled to any of this when i read DP, a filter blog run by people who have full time jobs and lives to lead. Anyone know of any better filter blogs?
Aside from this rant, I must say that I noticed many more new blogs have been linked on DP in the recent past than earlier. So for that, they must be commended.