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Cats are supposed to be agile, chilled, self-possessed creatures of mystery and wonder.

Of Cats, Blogging, Viral Video, and Stuff

As Blogcritics evolved over the years from a loose collective of bloggers into an “online magazine,” it evolved by editorial consensus that we were no longer interested in “cat blogging.”

Not that cats in and of themselves are any less interesting than other creatures, but “cat blogging” became a code phrase for blogging of a purely personal, even insular nature where the micro details of life yielded no particular insight into the macro. That, and people get so icky about their kitties.

And yet fascination with cats remains rife on the Internet, especially in video form, where cats do everything from wielding heavy weaponry to striding about purposefully on two legs. Their wild popularity mocks our “cat blogging” decree.

The underlying meaning of this SIX FREAKING SECONDS-long video with almost 700K views is that cats are supposed to be agile, chilled, self-possessed creatures of mystery and wonder, and this kitten is just a dumbass.

I’m still concerned about “cat blogging,” though.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted, Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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