Not Trending Now

Posted: August 5, 2011 in Uncategorized
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It happened again. I opened a local magazine, thumbed through a few pages, and the side bar jumped off the page: TRENDING NOW.  That’s the same category I find every time I open the home page of my web browser. Click here to get the top ten most trending things. It’s even on this blogspot. What’s trending right now. I mean, what are the hot potatoes? Oh, wow.

Major False Assumption 1: What is trending is important.

Major False Assumption 2: Because everyone else happens to be interested I should be.

Major False Assumption 3: If I give attention to what is trending I’ll be more relevant.

I suggest a new movement of untrendiness. Is that a word? Well, it is now. Today, I officially announce its opening and to succeed it will require vast input from others who can think of some very important untrendy items to populate our list.

I will begin, but that means nothing without the rest of the list. The number 1 can be so lonely without 2, 3 and 4…


Creating a hand-written note, sealing it in an envelope, stamping it, and dropping it in a mailbox

  1. lynelle says:

    build a sand castle @ the beach w your son and watch the tide wash it away

  2. Jan Coffman says:

    I started this one about a year ago. I personally thank the people that are cleaning the public bathrooms and motel rooms.

  3. Lee says:

    Spend an hour with someone in a nursing home.

  4. Gloria Beranek says:

    From my secure perch, seek those who are isolated . . . not mirrored images of myself.

  5. Carolyn says:

    Admit that sometimes you’re afraid. … very afraid!

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