So far there have been 3,596 posts and 63,306 comments. There have been 18 different contributors who, between them, wrote 1.4 million words. We’ve made 3,159 mistakes and 38 mortal enemies. 47 posts were a complete disgrace and should never have been published. I’m sorry.
326 of them were utter shite and should never have been published either. Sorry, but I was drunk and in no condition to be allowed near a keyboard. Minder-fail.
The site has been through six redesigns and a hundred re-thinks, a thousand reconsiderations and a million reimaginings.
When I started this stuff, I had not the slightest idea what it was supposed to be about, but as time went on and more people became involved, we all learned together until eventually, the Bock Collective was born. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
It works. Thousands of people are reading the ridiculous thing. Crazy numbers. Some are getting annoyed. Others understand what’s going on beneath the surface. Google likes it a lot, and it appears on the first page of a search for many topics as a tribute to the power of unrelenting annoyingness.
I had an idea.
Since the internet is so full of bullshitters who’ll tell you nothing at all, what about a course delivered by Bock-accredited trainers teaching you some of the Bock secrets, like how to pen an effective post or how to give your business a better profile on the blabbbernet. Or how to write plain English that your readers will like. Or how to try and get on Page One of a Google search. Or how to be generally irritating.
That should be a popular one.
One way or another, this is in the nature of market research rather than anything concrete, so my question for you is this: if you heard of a course in how to Bock the Blabbernet, do you think you might sign up?
It ain’t no thang yet. This is just the glad eye.
Let me know what you reckon by the usual channels, but if the feedback is positive, I might just kill the hyperdrive, take the Collective out of stasis and assign them to their designated functions.