Wednesday, December 21, 2005

A Blog. A Blog. Oh Look! It's a Blog.

I'm not really a late comer to this blogger party, I've just been -- busy, bored with the internet, burned out, resistant to joining the crowd (anti-social, perhaps), more of a watcher than a participant in general, etc. (insert excuses/reasons ad nauseum).

I was a Sysop back when the BBS was king. If you were around back in the day, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If not, or if you think the World Wide Web is synonymous with The Internet, you probably have no idea what I'm talking about, and I don't have the time or space here to try to explain it.

I'm no stranger to online recordings of daily thoughts and other online interactions. It seems like "blogging" is where the hip, mainstream crowd finally catches up with what the geeky tech-head crowd was already doing 10 or 15 years ago. So who knows -- maybe I have avoided having a blog up until now just because I didn't want to do what all the cool kids were doing, or because it's fun to be different. Or because I'm lazy and unmotivated.

I don't really have any particular plans for this blog. In all likelihood, almost nobody will ever see this, or care. I have mixed feelings about this whole "Hey, look at me!" thing that the internet, webcams, blogs, myspace, etc have become. It's like a big giant reality TV show where everyone gets to play along, and anyone can become a star (at least, in his own mind).

So, there you have it. Try to resist commenting, if you can.

4 comments:

  1. Yea! You have a blog. I tried the link from the comment you left on my site the other day and it just took me to a holding page.

    I'm glad to see you have a blog and look forward to what you have to say.

    Great comment over on shlog.

    -Kat

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  2. Thanks for stopping by Kat. Not to be too self-deprecating -- but I sort of expect that you're the only person who has seen this blog, and I'm not really sure that I have plans to use it.

    This entry was done a few months ago, and I haven't been able to think of another thing to write about since then.

    I'm okay with that, not everyone has to author new things all the time. I'm having more fun commenting on other blogs for right now anyway.

    Boy, if I am going to use this thing, I really need to do something with some of these default settings, don't I? Yuk.

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  3. Come on, man! Get to work! Give us something here!

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  4. See...I'm not the only one. :-)

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