Why We Do What We Do?
Our readers have expressed interest in why we created this blog. Some have argued that our primary motive is profit while others have suggested that we are a friend or a family member trying to do damage control on Bentley’s reputation. Still others have said that we must be bored out of our minds with reality TV and our lives are so pathetic that we have nothing better to do with our time.
Let’s look at the evidence, shall we?
Profit Motive – We created this blog so we can sell T-shirts, merchandise, and sundry items and become very rich. To address this motive, we recently completed an audit of our finances and after extensive review have produced the following set of calculations:
Profit = ($1 profit/shirt) x (0 shirts sold) – (300 hours spent blogging) x ($20 hourly pay rate)
Given that we are roughly $6K in the hole on this thing, the profit motive seems to be out.
Damage Control Motive – We created this blog because we are Bentley’s friend or family member and are trying to minimize the negative impact on his reputation. If only! We wish that we could count ourselves among those fortunate few who get to associate with Bentley in real life! Plus, we Apologists could care less about damage control. Bentley is the best contestant ever on the Bachelorette. Ashley thinks so, we think so, and the American People think so.
Bored/ Pathetic Motive – We created this blog because we are bored and/or pathetic and have nothing better to do with our lives. While we are the most sympathetic to this charge, it also crumbles under additional scrutiny. Yes, we are writing this blog about a reality TV contestant (star), but you are reading and commenting on it. What does that say about you?
The Real Motive – It is only natural that the same people that would attack Bentley’s motives for being on the show (“for the wrong reasons”) would also question ours. But the real reason we created this blog was clearly stated on our landing page. We are Bentley fans, plain and simple, and we will continue to defend (and celebrate) our favorite contestant. Not only is he a breath of fresh air on the stale Bachelorette series, but he may just be the most important cultural icon of our generation.