Blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia has held one of the most polarizing positions in Malta for a couple of years now, but fans of her blog just can’t get enough of her extremely frank posts and her juicy stories.
Here are the stages a Daphne Caruana Galizia superfan definitely goes through on a very regular basis, especially during these times of great political unrest.
1. The excitement that the next big story might just be about to go live
You know that feeling you get when you buy a lottery ticket and you think, for one second, that this might just be your lucky break?
You hit that enter button with an air of excited confidence, hoping you’ll find that breaking story you’ve been waiting for.
2. Frantically scrolling to the bottom of the page hoping the big story hasn’t been highlighted yet
The story you’ve been waiting for isn’t the top featured one, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. Maybe Daphne had a busy morning and the story is just buried under a couple of other ones.
“Oh please, let it be down here somewhere.”
3. Checking the comments for clues
When you see large paragraphs of text, you instinctively think ‘ain’t nobody got time for reading’. The best bet would be to read the comments to try and gauge the situation before scrolling back up.
4. Rushing to Glenn Bedingfield’s blog to check for any reactionary tactics
What’s better than a juicy story? An even juicier reply!
If you love drama, you know shit’s about to go down when both sides get publishing. You can almost hear the furious typing through the page.
5. Coming back and refreshing again
You’ve had a drink from the fountain of DCG, and you definitely want more. Five minutes after you closed her page, you hit that refresh button and hope there’s a freshly baked story waiting for you.
6. Actually finding a new story
7. Skimming it in panic, then reading it calmly
There’s no use letting your emotions run wild; this is the time to take a deep breath and try to rationalize the words in front of you.
8. Looking at all the advertising
Now that you’ve exhausted all the reading material on the front page, that horrible looking dress on the right of the screen and that hotel ad finally caught your attention.
9. Finally bringing yourself to closing the tab
It’s time to move on with your life… at least for the time being anyway.
10. Repeat entire process every five minutes
Let’s face it, staying away from Daphne Caruana Galizia’s blog after you’ve spent at least a couple of minutes refreshing for a story is easier said than done.
The severe FOMO potential hits hard, and you open that tab to repeat the process all over again.