Ok, maybe there is just one (hey, I’m the first to admit that I always cheat on my Top 5 lists)

I miss journalism.

I miss pouring over a magazine or a newspaper I miss reading about interesting things and wanting to learn more about them. I miss feeling really well informed when I am finished.

Through my job, I’ve discovered that most blogs are a repeat of what-someone-else-said, without even bothering to see if what-someone-else-said was true.

When I first discovered this, I was annoyed and hurt by it. I work at a start-up that had a completely false story written about it. While the entire situation pretty much sucked (and that’s the nice way of putting it), I figured that with some extra work, everyone would hear the real story and it wouldn’t really matter. Unfortunately, no one cares. I’m cool with no one caring, I rarely care myself.

I don’t feel particularly wronged by the original article, nor do I really mind far as work is concerned. It just means I will always have to have a few sound bytes ready when people reference that stupid blog post. My job is now more difficult, but if it wasn’t this, I’m sure it would be something else, no big deal.

What bothers me is that I no longer enjoy reading. I’m disillusioned. Not so much in a, “trust no one” way, more of a, “why would I read this shitty article when I know you probably just stole all of your information from someone else’s blog, then didn’t bother to research any of it” way.

I miss smart people.