I don’t need to tell you that the blogosphere, once an exciting new frontier, has quickly grown out of control. It’s kind of like California went from the Gold Rush to the 21st century overnight. Everything’s all clogged up, nobody knows what’s what, and blogs are being used for any and every purpose, no matter how inappropriate.

And I don’t excuse myself from this. I’ve written blog entries about “Sally Forth,” anvils, and Tony Danza. I have transcribed words from the dictionary. I have posted pictures of a laundromat, and no one’s ever tried to stop me.

It’s time for that to change. In other areas of oversupply, the government has stepped in and used its resources to get things back in line. In this case such a program, which I have given the working title “Blogosphere Ecology Program,” would pay people not to blog. I, for one, would be willing to sign up; it’s always been a dream of mine to get paid not to do something.

The BEP would serve the dual purpose of providing income for underemployed English majors (I know, is there any other kind?) and thinning out the blogosphere a bit, giving it some room to breathe. Won’t you write to your congressperson in support of this important legislation today?