April 15, 2005

Divas? Seriously?

Ah, those who imagine themselves divine, the Divas of any group or endeavor, aren't they entertaining?

Seems there are a lot of "self-proclaimed" Divas out in the 'Sphere these days, a silly little echo chamber of femaleness. I had read about them at Acidman, discussed them with Catfish, and finally got curious enough to go see what all the fuss was about. Interestingly, you cannot Google "Blog Divas" and find a single one of them. I had to trot over to Zonker's and find the links.

I don't know what exactly I was expecting, but it certainly wasn't what I found. I expected something on the line of the truly divine. I expected something like I find at Connie du Toit's, or the Infidel with blue eyes. I hoped for writing on a par with the truly divine Ms. Malkin or the essential Ms. Barber. These women are truly Divas of the blogosphere, proclaimed such by their readers and never bestowing such a title on themselves or each other.

But was that what I found?

If it had been, they would be in my links.

And no, I am not a Diva by any stretch of the imagination. I enjoy what I do, try to do the best that I can as I do it, and if I get a handful of readers who enjoy either what I am saying or how I say it, well, that's my reward. To proclaim myself a Diva based on the fact that I am a Woman is ridiculous and not something I would ever think of, much less do.

I have worked with true Divas, and with those who imagine themselves as such. I recognize the difference between those who's talents are so rich and so deep that they truly are Divas, and those who wish to be.

Personally, I'd rather be known as "that crazy broad who can write" than a Diva.

Posted by Mamamontezz at April 15, 2005 01:29 PM

Whether you are a DIVA or "that crazy broad who can write," you've got it going on!!

Posted by: Dana at April 15, 2005 02:02 PM

From my experience people who have to claim themselves as divas are overrated. You go Mama.

Posted by: Alli at April 15, 2005 07:45 PM

They can keep the Diva's in that land of make believe, Hollywood. This is the real world Mama.

Posted by: Jack at April 15, 2005 10:13 PM

There are lots of different kinds of writer's on the internet....if some aren't to your taste, that's fine. You can't please everybody all of the time. But that's no reason to be negative or spread negativity about those you don't care for.

Posted by: Dogsdontpurr at April 16, 2005 05:54 PM

DDPurr, I think you missed the entire point of the post. "Diva" is not something one simply decides one is, some cute little title one adopts to be special. If one truly is a Diva, then the title will be bestowed by those who appreciate the talent and style.

If one is looking one is looking for the proper term to describe a superior attitude, it isn't "Diva." It is "Prima Donna."

Posted by: Mamamontezz at April 16, 2005 06:59 PM

I don't think they are using the word "diva" to show off a superior attitude.....they are simply having fun with it. Any woman can be a diva...good, bad, or fun. They seem to be having a lot of fun, and with a great sense of humor, discussing some fun topics. It's hard to get through life without a sense of humor.
We should all strive to be divas with a sense of humour!

Posted by: Dogsdontpurr at April 16, 2005 08:19 PM

Dog, get a fucking life

Posted by: catfish at April 17, 2005 11:02 PM

I would rather hangout with a crazy chick who can write then some dittsy bint that calls herself a Diva....And I know I have dated Diva types over the years they get annoying quick.....

Posted by: NEilV at April 18, 2005 07:26 AM

You assume so much.

Posted by: sadie at April 18, 2005 06:50 PM

"I" assume too much? I am not the one assuming a post with no names is about her. If the shoe fits, however, feel free to don it.

And have a nice day.

Posted by: Mamamontezz at April 18, 2005 07:55 PM

whoa, sounds like someone is paying too much attention to what other people are doing on the internet. Are you from the Internet Police?
It's their right, as a group to pick whatever name their please, and why should you really care if they choose to use the Diva's?
You could form your own group and give it any name you please. that's the beauty of the internet.
If you have to waste an entire post bitching about what other people do online, then I think that says more about you then it does about them.

Posted by: Shae at April 18, 2005 09:49 PM

She's hardly assuming "so much" since the gentlemen you mention have linked us repeatedly.

I think it is YOU who needs to have a nice day.

All the best.

Posted by: Christina at April 18, 2005 09:51 PM

You ladies, be nice, Cat

Posted by: catfish at April 18, 2005 10:19 PM

So, having an opinion is bitching? So does that mean you are bitching Christina? Yea, thats what I thought.

You go mama. :)

Posted by: Alli at April 19, 2005 01:08 AM
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