How to reduce boredom with a good conspiracy theory

Posted by Juliet Chase on May 14, 2009as , , ,
Juliet Chase

Juliet Chase

I was trolling the web this morning looking for some new inspiration; and not finding much even with the assistance of Google’s new expanded search options.  I thought that the statistics on who buys products advertised in spam mail could make an interesting post,  but then it turns out that there aren’t any.  Which seems strange because somebody is buying the stuff and they must be using Paypal or a credit card or some other form of transaction that ends up in a database. Which led me to think that perhaps it’s all a conspiracy to boost the economics of spam filter providers or then again, it could be people with even more evil motives since I seem to spend half the day being slowed down by my security programs updating every five minutes.  Don’t worry, this was just a passing thought and I’m not planning on taking it any further.

However,  it did make me realize that I haven’t heard a really juicy new conspiracy theory lately.  Which seems odd and somewhat unfortunate.  Have you noticed that the conspiracy believers never look bored?  They’re always so full of enthusiasm, possibly a little manic, but most definitely passionate. We could use a little more passion these days; depression seems to be in vogue.  Always a believer in doing what you can to help, I found this great article on The Blog Herald, Three Steps to Building Your Own Conspiracy Theory which has some very clean, easy to follow instructions for getting a great conspiracy theory off the ground. So, if you’re bored and looking for something creative, there is a definite need in this area. You could actually think of it as a public service, giving other bloggers something to write about and discuss besides Facebook and Twitter.

It would be a bit of a spoiler if I tried to start a conspiracy here right now, but it bears thinking about. Particularly since the article points out that it can really do great things for a blog due to the controversy factor. I think I’d first better work on feeling controversial about something besides people discussing Twitter and Facebook.